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Gamma Chamber facility is available at ICAR-IIHR

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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 5000 installed at the Institute.  The facility is now open for use.


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

  • Mutation breeding
  • Irradiation of seeds, bulbs, tubers and scions
  • Sterile male insect technique
  • Biological and genetic effects of radiations

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

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


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

For Further Details:

For reserving slot/appointment for irradiation of research material


The Director


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

Bengaluru - 560 089.

Tel. No. : +91-80-28466420

Fax        : +91-80-28466291

E-mail    : [email protected]

Dr. Rekha A

Principal Scientist,

Division of Fruit Crops, ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru - 560 089,

E-mail: [email protected]


Dr. D. Kalaivanan


Division of Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry, ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru - 560 089, E-mail: [email protected]


Dr. Raghu BR
Division of Vegetable Crops
Mobile No. 99720084