David Bruton (University of Huddersfield)
A design of a Fixed Field Alternating Gradient (FFAG) accelerator has been made for the production of radioisotopes, in particular 99m-Tc and a number of therapeutic isotopes currently in short supply. As well as fixed magnetic fields, this machine is isochronous at the level of 0.3% up to at least 28 MeV and hence able to operate in constant wave (CW) mode. Detailed tracking studies with the...
Enrico Fagotti (INFN-LNL)
Two high power low energy accelerators for neutron production are under construction and testing at LNL-INFN. MUNES couples a 30 mA, 5 MeV proton beam to a Be target to generate a neutron flux of 10^14 n/s, with a spectrum centered in the 2 MeV region. This neutron flux can be moderated to generate a thermal or epithermal neutron source for different applications. Among them Boron Neutron...
Adriano Duatti (University of Ferrara)
Radioactive isotopes play a key role in biology to unearth fundamental cellular processes. By acting as labeling tags, gamma-emitting radionuclides are useful tools to visualize the interaction of molecular probes targeting specific biomolecules in living organisms by means of external detectors. This information is an essential component of the current paradigm of molecular imaging, a...
Freddy Poirier (Arronax / CNRS)
The Arronax Public Interest Group (GIP) is a facility that hosts a multi-particle cyclotron and several laboratories, dedicated mainly to radio-isotopes productions and also to in-beam experiments for radiochemistry, radiobiology and physics. The multi-particle cyclotron has been running for these productions and experiments since the end of 2010. Its use has increased over the years...
Mario Maggiore (INFN-LNL)
In 2013 the SPES (Selective Production of Exotic Species) project has entered in the construction phase at Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro (LNL). The project, whose main goal is the research in nuclear physics with Radioactive Beams, has foreseen the construction of a new building hosting the accelerator able to deliver protons up the energy of 70 MeV and 700 uA current (50kW of beam power). ...
Which applications of accelerators will benefit from large current? Which perspectives for development? Which new collabaration themes (between partecipants) can be identified? Minutes prepared by convener(s) may be posted on the website, as well as short presentations (3 slide max) received for the discussion.