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Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System

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The prime national facility for nuclear structure research. The Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS) is the world’s first superconducting linear accelerator for heavy ions at energies in the vicinity of the Coulomb barrier.

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COVID-19 Update - September 28, 2020

Argonne National Laboratory remains in Limited Operations, and we expect to stay in this phase for some time to come. However, the Department of Energy has approved an expansion of work at ATLAS during Limited Operations that will allow for increased activity at our facility.

Beginning on September 28, 2020, we will be welcoming back pre-authorized and pre-trained ATLAS users. We will be starting with a few users per week to conduct onsite research and implementing onsite activities on a rotational schedule.

The health and safety of our employees, users, students and visitors remains our top priority. As the public health situation improves, Argonne will eventually move to subsequent phases, which will bring more user activity back onsite. We will continue to monitor and adapt to changing conditions onsite, in the surrounding communities, in our state and nationwide. We will move forward, or back, across phases as needed as the situation evolves.

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This is the energy domain best suited to study the properties of the nucleus, the core of matter and the fuel of stars. ATLAS can provide beams of essentially all stable isotopes from protons to uranium, and a variety of light radioactive beams through our in-flight production program and heavier neutron-rich isotopes from CARIBU.

ATLAS is a U.S. Department of Energy User Facility that hosts roughly 200 to 300 users each year. It is supported by the Office of Nuclear Physics of the Department of EnergyATLAS users come from U.S. universities and national laboratories as well as from foreign institutions. The facility is also accessible to industrial users. 

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ATLAS General Inquiries (users and visitors)

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ATLAS Schedule Inquiries

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