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Uses of the Accelerator

The Accelerator at Hope is used primarily for material characterization for both academic and commercial audiences. Researchers at Hope College are using the accelerator in:

As well, commercial contacts have used the accelerator in a variety of material characterization studies. To learn more about what can be done, check out the brochure.

All of these studies use either Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry (RBS) or Particle Induced X-Ray Emission (PIXE). For a detailed discussion of the science behind these techniques, check out the Harvard CAMS website.