520 MeV Cyclotron

TRIUMF’s 520 MeV cyclotron, one of the world’s largest cyclotrons, accelerates negative hydrogen ions to 75% the speed of light to produce intense proton beams for rare isotope production and a variety of other particle physics applications. The 18-meter diameter, clamshell-shaped 520 MeV cyclotron structure is iconic in design, construction, operation and scientific output. The … Continued


With TRIUMF’s Ultracold Neutron (UCN) facility, scientists are exploring one of the great mysteries in physics by making the most precise measurements ever of neutrons.  Following the discovery of the Higgs Boson in 2012, the biggest gap in the Standard Model is its inability to explain the asymmetry between matter and antimatter in the universe. It appears that conditions in the early universe favoured the production, or survival, of matter over antimatter. If there had been absolute … Continued