Document Type : Review Article


1 School of Particles and Accelerator, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Tehran, Iran

2 School of physics and Accelerators, Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran

3 School of Radiation Applications,, Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran

4 Hooman Sanaat Company

5 Desy, Hamburg, Deutchland

6 Physics Department, Esfahan University of Technology, Esfahan, IRAN

7 Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran

8 Nuclear Engineering Department, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, IRAN

9 ESS Bilbao Spain

10 Physics and Accelerator Research School, Nuclear Science and Technology Research School (NSTRI), Tehran, Iran

11 1. School of Particles and Accelerator, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Tehran, Iran


In this paper, the design and construction process of a traveling wave electron linear accelerator is presented briefly. The machine consists of an electron gun followed by a prebuncher, a traveling wave buncher, an accelerating tube and the diagnostics instruments. Solenoid magnets provide the beam focusing. A klystron has been used as the RF power source. The linac components are controlled and monitored by a comprehensive control system. All the sub systems of this accelerator are designed and developed based on the domestic technology. The output beam has a maximum energy of 4.5 MeV. The beam parameters like energy, intensity, transverse size and emittance are measurable and tunable. The IPM Linac is a unique tool for experimental R&D in accelerator and beam physics in Iran.


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