The main radiation based techniques of the Beam Line Science group are diffraction, radiography and tomography, accelerator based particle beam analytical techniques and techniques to inflict and study radiation damage and material modification.
Beam time on these instruments and facilities is made available to users from within the South African National System of Innovations, based on the scientific and technological merit of beam time applications. A wide range of scientific disciplines, such as the geosciences, palaeo-sciences, archaeology, biosciences, applied and fundamental material science, nuclear materials, materials for renewable energy applications and advanced manufacturing can benefit from beam time on these radiation facilities.
Radiography and Tomography
Particle Beam Analytical Techniques
The Diffraction facilities at Necsa are unique on the African continent with it being able to offer both X-ray and neutron diffraction based investigations at one institution. These techniques provide fundamental insight into the crystallographic and/or magnetic order in materials that are of value to a plethora of scientific fields such as materials science, engineering (mechanical, metallurgical), chemistry, physics and geological sciences.Read More
Radiography and Tomography (RADTOM) Group
The Radiography and Tomography (RADTOM) Section develop and use techniques to optimize utilization of neutron and X-ray radiation, as non-destructive probes to investigate objects and materials for pure and applied research.Read More