Future cyclotron systems: An industrial perspective

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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 modern 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. Taking the case of the recently upgraded TR30 cyclotron at TRIUMF/Nordion, ... continued below

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Stevenson, N.R. & Dickie, W.J. September 1, 1995.

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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 modern 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. Taking the case of the recently upgraded TR30 cyclotron at TRIUMF/Nordion, the authors investigate the requirements industrial/medical users are likely to impose on future commercial cyclotron systems and the impact this will have on cyclotron technology by the end of the century.

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  • 14. international conference on cyclotrons and their applications, Cape Town (South Africa), 8-13 Oct 1995

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  • Report No.: TRI-PP--95-72
  • Report No.: CONF-951039--6
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 132755
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Stevenson, N.R. & Dickie, W.J. Future cyclotron systems: An industrial perspective, article, September 1, 1995; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc620536/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.