Oct 15 – 20, 2017
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Ion Beam Application to Material Analysis in Ghana: Problems and Prospects

Oct 18, 2017, 4:00 PM
1h 30m
SYNCHROTRON SOLEIL

SYNCHROTRON SOLEIL

Poster Facility Status and Reliability 11- Poster Session

Speaker

G. K. Banini (Accelerator Research Centre, National Nuclear Research Centre, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, P. O. Box LG 80, Legon )

Description

In 2016, Ghana's with assistance of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) installed a 1.7MV 5SDH-2 Pelletron accelerator donated by Government of Netherlands through a technical co-operation agreement. A new beam line is installed on the 15degree port at the high energy end of the accelerator and connected to an RC-43 multipurpose chamber with IBA capability. This study provides a summary of various research works carried out at the Centre to demonstrate the versatility of the installed system vis–a-vis the challenges of operating such a sensitive analytical facility in a developing country like Ghana. The limitations of the installed system are identified and strategies to overcome these difficulties in order to expand the utilization of the accelerator are presented and distributed.

Primary author

G. K. Banini (Accelerator Research Centre, National Nuclear Research Centre, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, P. O. Box LG 80, Legon )

Co-authors

A. Forson (Accelerator Research Centre, National Nuclear Research Centre, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, P. O. Box LG 80, Legon ) J.B. Tandoh (Accelerator Research Centre, National Nuclear Research Centre, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, P. O. Box LG 80, Legon ) C. Nuviadenu (Accelerator Research Centre, National Nuclear Research Centre, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, P. O. Box LG 80, Legon ) H. Ahiamadjie (Accelerator Research Centre, National Nuclear Research Centre, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, P. O. Box LG 80, Legon ) G. Ofosu (Accelerator Research Centre, National Nuclear Research Centre, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, P. O. Box LG 80, Legon ) G. Quashigah (Accelerator Research Centre, National Nuclear Research Centre, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, P. O. Box LG 80, Legon ) H.L. Sackey (Accelerator Research Centre, National Nuclear Research Centre, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, P. O. Box LG 80, Legon ) E.K. Addo (Accelerator Research Centre, National Nuclear Research Centre, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, P. O. Box LG 80, Legon ) E.Y. Boadu (Accelerator Research Centre, National Nuclear Research Centre, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, P. O. Box LG 80, Legon ) B.K. Banini (Accelerator Research Centre, National Nuclear Research Centre, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, P. O. Box LG 80, Legon ) E.K. Gazoya (Accelerator Research Centre, National Nuclear Research Centre, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, P. O. Box LG 80, Legon )

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