Gamma Chamber facility is available at ICAR-IIHR


Gamma Chamber facility is available at ICAR-IIHR

It is hereby informed that with consistent persuasion with BRIT and AERB, we were able to come out  for commissioning of Gamma Chamber installed at the Institute.  The facility is now open for use.


Gamma Chamber is a versatile equipment for research studies in many fields such as:

  • Radiobiology
  • Preservation of tissue grafts
  • Mutation breeding
  • Food preservation
  • Sterile male insect technique
  • Biological and genetic effects of radiations
  • Radiation chemistry
  • Radiation effects on materials
  • Radiation sterilization
  • Modification of properties of materials

Gamma Chamber can also be used in many other research applications which require irradiation of materials with ionizing radiations to varying doses.

Specifications of Gamma Chamber 5000

    Maximum Co-60 source capacity

   518 TBq (14000 Ci)

    Dose rate at maximum capacity

   ~ 9 kGy/hr (0.9 Mega Rad/hr) 
   at the center of sample chamber

    Dose rate uniformity

   +25% or better radially;
   -25% or better axially

    Irradiation volume

   5000cc approx.

    Size of sample chamber

   17.2cm (dia) X 20.5cm (ht)

    Shielding material

   Lead & stainless steel

    Weight of the unit

   5600 kg. approx.

    Size of unit

   125cm (l) X 106.5cm (w) X 150cm (ht)

    Timer range

   6 seconds onwards

For Further Details:

A nominal fee of Rs. 50/- per sample per dose is charged

For reserving slot/appointment for irradiation of research material

The Director,

ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessaraghatta Lake Post,


Tel. No. : +91-80-28466420

Fax        : +91-80-28466291

Email    :

Dr. Rekha A,

Principal Scientist , Division of Fruit Crop, ICAR-IIHR, Bangalore-560 089, E-mail:


Mr. Chandrakant Awachare,

Scientist, Division of Fruit Crop, ICAR-IIHR, Bangalore-560 089, E-mail:

Updated on 27.08.2016