Microbeam Cell Irradiation Facility

The microbeam cell irradiation facility provides specialized irradiation capabilities needed to implement radiation biology experiments to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling the risk of long term health effects related to low doses of ionizing radiation.  Radiation sources include 250 keV x ray machine, 80 keV electron microbeam, and 2 MeV tandem electrostatic accelerator with single particle microbeam capability.  The microbeam facilities can reproduce most of the range of charged particles that are found in environmental and industrial settings, and are designed to facilitate study of effects in bystander cells and other biological phenomena that are found at low doses.


Lab Features:

  • 250 keV x ray machine
  • 80 keV electron microbeam
  • 2 MeV tandem electrostatic accelerator