The total time required for machine setup and beam tuning or spent waiting for the start of an irradiation was hours. The control of the adjustable collimators applied in the beam transport system of the cyclotron was renewed during the winter maintenance period. They have been connected to the programmable logic controllers PLC and their new control code frees the operators from the long and slow manual setting process.
The successful renewal of the control of this and other subsystems cyclotron and beam transport power supplies made lots of adjusting and measuring elements on the original control desk needless. To provide more space for the control PCs and remove all unnecessary devices, the unused part of the control desk has been dismantled.
The short beam line used mainly for radiation hardness studies was equipped with a new oil-diffusion vacuum system during the summer maintenance. Its components are also connected to the PLC and the same automatic control has been provided like for the other vacuum stands of- the beam transport system. Another short beam line - basically a mirror image of the first one - has also been installed and successfully tested by trial irradiations.
Commercial compact cyclotrons in the 90's. Cyclotrons continue to be efficient accelerators for radio-isotope production. These developments combined with the development of new isotopes for medicine and industry, and a retiring of older machines indicate a strong future for commercial cyclotrons. In this paper we will survey recent developments in the areas of cyclotron technology, as they relate to the new generation of commercial cyclotrons.
Design criteria for the different types of commercial cyclotrons will be presented, with reference to those demands that differ from those in a research oriented cyclotron project. We will also discuss the possibility of systems designed for higher energies and capable of extracted beam currents of up to 2.
In this paper the authors will survey recent developments in the areas of cyclotron technology, as they relate to the new generation of commercial cyclotrons. The authors also discuss the possibility of systems designed for higher energies and capable of extracted beam currents of up to 2.
Method and apparatus for ion cyclotron spectrometry. An ion cyclotron spectrometer may include a vacuum chamber that extends at least along a z-axis and means for producing a magnetic field within the vacuum chamber so that a magnetic field vector is generally parallel to the z-axis.
The ion cyclotron spectrometer may also include means for producing a trapping electric field within the vacuum chamber that includes at least a first section that induces a first magnetron effect that increases a cyclotron frequency of an ion and at least a second section that induces a second magnetron effect that decreases the cyclotron frequency of an ion. The cyclotron frequency changes induced by the first and second magnetron effects substantially cancel one another so that an ion traversing the at least first and second sections will experience no net change in cyclotron frequency.
Future cyclotron systems : an industrial perspective. The use of commercial cyclotron systems for the production of radioisotopes continues to grow on a world-wide scale. Improvements in technology have significantly increased the production capabilities of modem cyclotron -based isotope production facilities. In particular, the change to negative ion acceleration and new high power systems have resulted in dramatic improvements in reliability, increases in capacity, and decreases in personnel radiation dose.
As more and more older machines are retired decisions regarding their replacement are made based on several factors including the market's potential and the cyclotron system's abilities. Future cyclotron systems: An industrial perspective. Improvements in technology have significantly increased the production capabilities of modern cyclotron -based isotope production facilities.
As more and more older machines are retired, decisions regarding their replacement are made based on several factors including the market's potential and the cyclotron system's abilities. A new cyclotron for biomedical research. A status report is followed by the scientific and technical reasoning as well as budgetary and organizational considerations. In the appendix we tried to explain the function of a cyclotron in a simple and comprehensive manner.
Advances in superconducting cyclotrons at MSU. Intensive work on superconducting cyclotrons began at MSU in late a brief earlier study had occurred in the early 's and continues vigorously at present. One large cyclotron , the ''K'', has been operating for a number of years, a second, the ''K'', is nearing completion, the first operating tests of its magnet having occurred at the time of the previous conference, and a third, the ''medical cyclotron '', is now also nearing completion with first operation of its magnet expected just after the present conference.
The thirteen years of experience at MSU involving three of these cyclotrons , together with much important work at other laboratories, gives a rather clear view of the advantages and disadvantages of various design approaches including by now a rather significant period of long term evaluation.
There are two lines coupled together for the axial injection system. In the tube, a beam of electrons, after having been accelerated to a maximum energy of up to 30, electron volts, is swept across a screen which emits light when hit by the electrons. We propose to upgrade existing proton therapy facilities by adding a Linac, which boosts typical cyclotron beams of or MeV protons to MeV. Second, because the explosion time scale is on par with the orbital period, the mass ejection cannot be assumed to be instantaneous. Recently Kaplan et al.
This paper reviews highlights of this program. Summary on electron cyclotron theory.
click The papers presented within the Theory Sessions of the conference clearly reflect the general trends of the research field. The growing use of Electron Bernstein Waves EBW for plasma heating and current drive in overdense plasmas goes hand in hand with an increased theoretical understanding of EBW excitation. While the expanding number of devices with powerful ECRH systems allowing ever more detailed experiments is reflected in the increased detail of modelling and consequent understanding of the experimental results.
Apart from these general trends, some more fundamental contributions to the field of electron cyclotron wave propagation are highlighted. Studies of electron cyclotron emission on text. Details of the role which the Auburn ECE system has played will now be discussed.
Cyclotrons for the production of radioactive beams. This paper describes the characteristics and design choices for modern cyclotrons. Isochronous cyclotron for thermonuclear reactors driving. The main requirements to an accelerator as a part of an electronuclear power plant are considered. The range of the parameters of the accelerated proton and deuteron beams, for which the isochronous cyclotron is the most profitable, is proposed. An opportunity of using the cyclotron to drive the research reactors of various types is considered. Trends in cyclotrons for radionuclide production.
The IAEA recently concluded a worldwide survey of the cyclotrons used for radionuclide production. Most of the institutions responded to the questionnaire. The responses identified technical, utilisation and administrative information for cyclotrons. Compiled data includes the characteristics, performance and popularity of each of the different commercial cyclotrons. Over 20 cyclotrons are scheduled for installation in The expansion in the number of cyclotron installations during the last decade was driven by the advent of advances in medical imaging instrumentation namely, positron emission tomography PET , and more recently by KeV emission tomography ; introduction of user friendly compact medical cyclotrons ; and recent governmental decisions that permit reimbursement for cyclotron radiopharmaceutical studies by the government or insurance companies.
The priorities for the production of clinical, commercial and research radionuclides were identified. The emphasis is on radionuclides used for medical diagnosis with SPET e. There is an emerging trend to advance the cyclotron as an alternative method to nuclear reactors for the production of neutron-rich radionuclides e.
Wave fronts of electromagnetic cyclotron harmonic waves. In an inhomogeneous high-density magnetized plasma, the spatial properties of the wave fronts and ray trajectories of electromagnetic ordinary and extraordinary cyclotron harmonic waves are investigated. Those waves which are radiated from a local source are found to have wave fronts which are almost parallel to the magnetic field.
Also, the reflective properties of the electromagnetic cyclotron harmonic waves are confirmed. Recent development and progress of IBA cyclotrons. Kleeven, W.
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Zaremba iba-group. Chemin du Cyclotron 3, Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium. Several cyclotron development projects were recently realized by Ion Beam Applications S. This contribution presents three of them: i the intensity enhancement of the Cyclone 30 cyclotron , a machine mainly used for the production of SPECT isotopes. Developing the smallest possible medical cyclotron. Imagine a portable medical cyclotron operated in a conventional radioactive facility at a hospital.
Sounds like science fiction? Think again. Computer design of a compact cyclotron. Here we present results of the computer design of the structural elements of a compact cyclotron by the example of HITFiL cyclotron selected as the driving accelerator that is under construction at the Institute of Modern Physics Lanzhou, China. In the article a complex approach to modeling of the compact cyclotron , including calculation of electromagnetic fields of the structural elements and beam dynamics calculations, is described.
The existing design data on the axial injection, magnetic, acceleration and extraction systems of the cyclotron are used as a starting point in the simulation. Some of the upgrades of the cyclotron structural elements were proposed, which led to substantial improvement of the beam quality and transmission. Cyclotron -Resonance-Maser Arrays. The cyclotron -resonance-maser CRM array  is a radiation source which consists of CRM elements coupled together under a common magnetic field. Each CRM-element employs a low-energy electron-beam which performs a cyclotron interaction with the local electromagnetic wave.
These waves can be coupled together among the CRM elements, hence the interaction is coherently synchronized in the entire array. The implementation of the CRM-array approach may alleviate several technological difficulties which impede the development of single-beam gyro-devices.
Furthermore, it proposes new features, such as the phased-array antenna incorporated in the CRM-array itself. The CRM-array studies may lead to the development of compact, high-power radiation sources operating at low-voltages.
A task force analysis of this subject recommended an acceleration system capable of MeV/u uranium at 1 particle uA as an appropriate driver for such a . Analysis of a Cyclotron Based. MeV/u Driver System. For a. Radioactive Beam Facility. By. F. Marti, R.C. York, H. Blosser, M.M. Gordon,. D. Gorelov, T.
This paper introduces new conceptual schemes of CRM-arrays, and presents the progress in related theoretical and experimental studies in our laboratory. These include a multi-mode analysis of a CRM-array, and a first operation of this device with five carbon-fiber cathodes. Production of radiopharmaceuticals by cyclotrons. Schmitz, F. Companies specialized in the development and installation of accelerator-based systems dedicated to the medical applications brought on the market cyclotrons well fitted to the requests of the industrial community or universities and so covering every segment of the market.
These machines are fully automatic, and need reduced maintenance; they are highly specialized for defined tasks.