Current Technology Transfer Projects

TRIUMF, Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Sub-Atomic Physics, is used by researchers to investigate the fundamental particles and forces that form the very essence of our universe. This quest to understand the fundamental nature of the universe may sound far removed from our daily lives, however as scientists seek to solve these riddles new knowledge, materials, and technologies are created which will touch our lives in ways both subtle and profound.

The following are just some of the many practical applications that have emerged from fundamental research into sub-atomic physics at TRIUMF:

 

IMPROVING ELECTRONICS IN SPACE
  Proton Irradiation Facility (PIF)
The Neutron Irradiation Facility (NIF)
SMOKE STACK EMISSION CONTROL
  CDS Scrubber
CONTRABAND DETECTION
  Contraband Detection System
MEDICAL TREATMENTS
  Proton Treatment Facility
MEDICAL IMAGING
  Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

These technologies are just some of the many exciting innovations that have already emerged. Future work promises even greater advances.