Turkish Accelerator Radiation Laboratory (TARLA) is a multi-purpose and multidisciplinary research facility to promote scientific and technical knowledge on accelerator science and serve researchers and industry “the-state-of-art” capabilities.

At TARLA, the linear electron accelerator equipped with two beamlines and five experimental stations generates an electron beam with kinetic energy of up to 40 Million Electron Volts (MeV). This beam is used for Free Electron Laser (FEL) light generation, Bremsstrahlung (gamma radiation) and secondary particle experiments. Furthermore, FEL light is also used in experiments such that coupling to Pump-Probe and SPM systems. TARLA's light generation capability spans a wide spectral range from UVto Mid-IR opening up new research avenues in light&material interaction.


2013: The first electron beam was generated.

2006: TARLA was named as the first accelerator facility of Turkish Accelerator Center (TAC) project funded by the Turkish Ministry of Development.

2020: TARLA has been recognized as the National Research Infrastructure (NRI) as as a juridical person by the Turkish Research Infrastructures Commission. Installation started at the Ankara University Gölbaşı Campus.

12/2023: Helium cooling system was successfully put into operation.

02/2024: High power RF conditioning of superconducting accelerator cavities was successfully completed.

03/2024: The tests performed with the electron beam by operating the injector RF cavities were successfully completed.