M11 beamline

The M11 beam channel provides low-intensity beams of pions, muons and positrons for testing and calibrating detectors for particle physics experiments. The typical experiment at a large accelerator like CERN or J-PARC uses complex detectors with many detector subsystems built in different countries, and each subsystem must be tested and verified by their builders in … Continued

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

Radiochemistry Laboratories

TRIUMF’s radiochemistry laboratories combine cutting-edge expertise in the research and production of radioisotopes and radiopharmaceuticals for use in nuclear medicine and the broader life sciences. Radioisotopes are imaging molecules and therapeutic drugs whose active component is a short-lived radioactive isotope, also called a medical isotope or radiopharmaceutical. These are the core of nuclear medicine, the … Continued


TRIUMF’s Proton Irradiation Facility (PIF) and Neutron Irradiation Facility (NIF) are among the world’s premier facilities for testing the radiation effects of protons and neutrons on electronic equipment.  Used annually by about nearly 50 companies, national laboratories and universities from a dozen countries, PIF & NIF enable these clients to evaluate whether their electronic equipment can stand up to real-world conditions.  Every … Continued