Turkish Accelerator and Radiation Laboratory in Ankara (TARLA)
Abstract: Accelerator-based research infrastructures play a vital role in many scientific fronts. These infrastructures often serve international users in various disciplines including materials science, chemistry, biology, and numerous other interdisciplinary fields. Turkey is entering this league with the Institute of Accelerator Technologies (HTE) of Ankara University with its first facility, Turkish Accelerator and Radiation Laboratory in Ankara (TARLA). TARLA machine, which is based on superconducting technology, is designed to accelerate the electron beam up to 40 MeV in quasi-cw mode at maximum current of 1.5 mA with buch duration of 0.4-5 ps and adjustable repetition rates between a few Hz and 13 MHz. The machine will operate as a multi-experiment facility for different electron-based secondary radiation sources. Current founded scope of TARLA consists of operating one FEL line in the range of 5-500 microns and a Bremsstrahlung radiation production setup up to 30 MeV. Several FEL experimental stations and a gamma station will be available for users in the field of material research, infrared spectroscopy, bio-micro spectroscopy, ultra fast photon research, basically. TARLA is going to provide new opportunities not only to the national research group but also to the neighboring countries as well as European user community with is complementary qualities when compared to the existing facilities in Europe. In this talk, we will summarize the current status of TARLA as well as the potential scientific applications.