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Ion Beam Analysis Facility (Bldg 53-Rm 022)

Model 5SDH pelletron tandem accelerator; energetic alpha beam up to 5 MeV can be generated by pelletron with terminal voltage 1.7MV

Note that as of October 1st, 2016, the facility is operated by the Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics Division (ATAP).

Current and Recent Users

In the era of LBNL’s Work Planning and Control (WPC) system — have had their MSD WPC activities converted to the equivalent ATAP activities. However, they will need to go into WPC to review and accept their assignments.

New Users

To become a user of the Ion Beam Analysis Lab, or to reinstate your status if you are not a recent (WPC era) user, you must contact the User Facility Manager (Dr. Andre Anders at 510.486.6745 or aanders@lbl.gov) and take the following steps.

  1. Establish site access (LBNL ID or visitor pass arranged by User Facility Manager)
    Note: Most of the online training requires an LBNL ID for signup and proper recording of credit.
  2. Identify a funding source (valid LBNL account number)
  3. Discuss with the User Facility Manager the type of work you want to do and the samples and equipment you will be bringing
  4. Request the necessary level of work authorization
      a. If you don’t use Ion Beam Analysis very often, analytical services can be provided by the User Facility staff, and you will not have to take training or receive authorization.
      b. Activity AF-0084 for Standard Users who work on the end station (a vacuum chamber that accommodates samples to be measured and the detectors) and use the pre-installed software on the data acquisition computer.
      c. Activity AF-0083 and Radiological Work Authorization 5721 for Pelletron Operators who can operate the ion source, the Pelletron, the magnets, and the end station. (Pelletron staff will perform repair, modification or maintenance of the equipment.)
  5. Read the work authorization(s) and accept the hazard control conditions
  6. Complete the required training courses
    • a. Everyone in order to get an LBNL badge is required to complete EHS0470, General Employee Radiation Safety (on-line course). Escort is required for visitors who have not completed this training.
      b. Standard Users are required to complete:
        i. EHS0171 Pressure Safety (on-line course)
        ii. EHS0348 Chemical Hygiene and Safety (on-line course)
        iii. EHS0470 General Employee Radiation Safety (on-line course)
        iv. EHS0520 Fire Extinguisher Safety Part 1 (on-line course)
        v. EHS0522 Fire Extinguisher Safety Part 2 (at the Firehouse)
      c. Pelletron Operators are required to complete:
        i. EHS0171 Pressure Safety (on-line course)
        ii. EHS0348 Chemical Hygiene and Safety (on-line course)
        iii. EHS0471 Radiological Worker 1 (on-line course)
        iv. EHS0520 Fire Extinguisher Safety Part 1 (on-line course)
        v. EHS0522 Fire Extinguisher Safety Part 2 (at the Firehouse)
  7. Complete on-the-job training (arranged by the User Facility Manager upon request)
  8. If needed, obtain card-key access to 53-008 (granted by User Facility Manager upon completion of required training).