The Schlesinger Family FEL Research Center

The Free Electron Laser Particle Accelerator at Ariel University is the only one of its kind in the Middle East. Scientists from all over Israel and the world take advantage of its unique attributes for technologically advanced research. The FEL Particle Accelerator is capable of firing free range electrons at extremely high speeds (near the speed of light), creating a broad spectrum of energy. The FEL affords a wide array of applications for medicine, homeland security, defense, the communications industry and more. A few of the exciting applications that Researchers are using the FEL for detecting concealed weapons and explosives without exposure to harmful radiation, how to attack cancer cells without harming healthy tissue and instantaneous detection of pollutants without the need for lab samples.