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Accelerateur Groningen-ORsay (AGOR)
Hosting Legal Entity
University of Groningen
Zernikelaan 25, KVI-Center for Advanced Radiation Technology, Groningen, PO: NL-9747 AA (Netherlands)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
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Scientific Description
The University of Groningen (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen; RUG) is a public research and education organisation. It consists of nine broad faculties pursuing research in various fields of science, a university college offering a bachelor in liberal arts and a separate campus in Leeuwarden.
The mission of the KVI-Center of Advanced Radiation Technology (KVI-CART), at which the AGOR accelerator facility is located,is to perform basic research on subatomic and astroparticle physics and application-driven research on accelerator physics and physics in medicine. We work, in close collaboration with the scientific community, healthcare and industry, on long-term solutions for science and society. Through the development of state-of-the-art detection techniques, KVI-CART fosters the cross-fertilization between basic and application-driven research. KVI-CART educates young researchers in physics and medical technology at BSc, MSc and PhD level.

RI Keywords
Irradiation facility, Atomic and molecular physics, Accelerator physics, Industrial & medical applications, Hadronic and nuclear physics, Fundamental interactions and symmetries, Biomedical translational research
RI Category
Animal facilities
Space Environment Test Facilities
Translational Research Centres
Nuclear Research Facilities
Scientific Domain
Biological and Medical Sciences
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
Radiation hardness testing

We perform radiation hardness testing of electronics components for science and industry using both protons up to 190 MeV and heavier ions. A heavy ion cocktail at 30 MeV/amu with ions up to 129Xe is available; a cocktail at about 15 MeV/amu up to Pb or Bi is under development

Radiobiology irradiations

We perform high accuracy irradiations with protons and heavier ions up to oxygen for radiobiology research. Currently a new facility for image guided small animal irradiations is under development. This facility will be equipped with an X-ray micro-CT at the irradiation position. Irradiations can be performed with proton and helium beam of variable energy (protons up to 190 MeV; helium up to 90 MeV/amu) using various irradiation modalities including pencil beam scanning; scattered beam; grid irradiations with min-beams; flash irradiations at dose rates in excess of 100 Gy/s

Date of last update: 22/02/2019