Research for a Reason

The Louisiana Accelerator Center provides powerful tools that we use to study enviornmental changes, elements and their reactions, outer space, and more.

We welcome research collaborators, industry partners, and students to explore the possibilities and work with us to find new and exciting answers to the world's questions.

Louisiana Accelerator Center

At the Louisiana Accelerator Center, we're conducting research in applied physics, materials science, engineering and biology.

Learn more about our work, our facilities, and the people who make it happen.

Louisiana Accelerator Center

The Louisiana Accelerator Center (LAC) at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette concentrates on research and development of materials
analysis, microfabrication, environmental studies, radiation biology, and high energy focused ion beam system.

Research and applications of ion beams are the main activities at the LAC.

The Center has more than 12,000 sq. ft. of laboratory, machine shop and office space and has a large research equipment inventory, including a National Electrostatics Corporation 5SDH-2 1.7 MV tandem Pelletron accelerator with duoplasmatron, radio-frequency and cesium sputtering negative ion sources, an Oxford Microbeam Systems triplet lens ion beam focusing system and a JEOL (model 6460LV) Scanning Electron Microscope. Four beam-lines attached to the accelerator are used for ion beam analysis, ion beam modification, and high energy focused ion beam microscopy to provide a variety of ion beam techniques.