Homegrown electrostatic particle accelerator unveiled in Iran
Iran unveils the country's first homegrown electrostatic particle accelerator developed and funded by Iran's Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute.
The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran unveiled the country's first homegrown electrostatic particle accelerator, which could help boost manufacturing procedures.
AEOI CEO Mohammad Eslami and Minister of Higher Education of Iran Mohammad Ali Zolfigol attended a ceremony in Tehran on Saturday to unveil the Dynamitron-type accelerator developed and funded by Iran's Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute.
No further details or images were available from the machine, which authorities said will be primarily used for industrial irradiation applications in Iran, according to Press TV.
Director of NSTRI, Amir Hossein Feqhi, announced earlier this week that the institute had delivered one accelerator to a laboratory at Tehran's University of Shahid Beheshti and that two more machines would be delivered to Tehran's Sharif University of Technology and Yazd University in central Iran.
The accelerator is a clear example of academic research being used to promote industrial advancement in Iran, according to Feqhi.
The particle accelerator unveiled on Saturday will be used for irradiation in food industries, cable and wire manufacturing, tire industries, sewage treatment, and medical device sterilization, according to the official IRNA news agency.
The company believes the machine will also be extremely useful in treating cancer patients using the boron neutron capture therapy technique.