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Our facility has a history that can be traced back to 1971 with the privilege of being the first nuclear physics laboratory utilizing a 14-MeV neutron generator in the country. It was modestly started with the Karman type sealed tube neutron generator of which later, in 1984, was advanced to the SAMES type 150-kV drifted tube neutron generator under the support from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA. Vienna). It has then become our tradition to work in areas that have accelerators as the work-horse. We built more low energy ion accelerators by ourselves. In 2000, a generous offering of  1.7 MV tandem “Tandetron” accelerator from the Department of Physics of Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden has raised us up to the MeV region. It is still the first and only tandem accelerator in the country. We are now active in several advanced research projects related to accelerator and plasma technology applications for fulfilling homeland needs of having more qualified young experimental physicists and useful technological spin-offs. Over the past 37 years, the facility has been continually converted, from fast neutron research and applications, into a beam physics research and applications. In addition, various plasma generators had been built for research in basic and applications of low temperature plasma physics and related fields. Thus, in 2008, the facility has been renamed from “Fast Neutron Research Facility (FNRF)” to “Plasma and Beam Physics Research Facility (PBP)”. The Facility is fully supported by vacuum, electronics and machine workshops.


projects at pbp - SLIDE SHOW

Suriya FIR Project       

News & events

[July 23, 2011]

New - XPS Xray photoelectron spectrometer being installed. See Gallery for videos.


how to find us

Chiang Mai University - Physics Dept.
Chiang Mai, 50200 Thailand
Telephone: (66)(53)943379/942464
Fax: (66)(53)222776
E-mail: fnrf[at]fnrf.science.cmu.ac.th
Map: Google Map Location
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