Material development towards a solid 100 kW electron-gamma converter for TRIUMF-ARIEL

L. Egoriti, M. Cervantes, T. Day Goodacre, A. Gottberg

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A series of irradiation tests have been performed at TRIUMF to investigate different material pairings to act as high-power electron-to-gamma converter for the ARIEL Electron Target East (AETE). The bulk of the converter body will be made out of an aluminum alloy with a sub-millimeter high-Z metal layer bonded to the surface facing the incoming electron beam. This contribution presents the approach chosen to select the optimal material for the high-Z layer, describes the tests performed and shows result which led to the successful selection of a specific tantalum-aluminum pairing as the future ARIEL converter material.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-236
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Early online date24 May 2019
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2020


  • electron-to-gamma converter
  • ISOL-target
  • radioisotope production


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