The upgrade of the Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer (BLIP) and the BNL Linac

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An upgrade project was recently completed on the 200 MeV H{sup -} linac and the Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer (BLIP) in order to improve radioisotope production capacity and reliability. The average beam current has increased from 60 {mu}A to 150 {mu}A. The increased average current is the result of increases in peak current, from 25 mA to 37 mA, pulse repetition rate, from 5 to 7.5 Hz, and pulse width, from 500 to 530 ps. To achieve this performance the 35 keV, 750 keV and 200 MeV beam transport were improved, the RF transmission lines and RF power supplies replaced. ... continued below

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Mausner, L.F. & Alessi, J.G. December 31, 1996.

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An upgrade project was recently completed on the 200 MeV H{sup -} linac and the Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer (BLIP) in order to improve radioisotope production capacity and reliability. The average beam current has increased from 60 {mu}A to 150 {mu}A. The increased average current is the result of increases in peak current, from 25 mA to 37 mA, pulse repetition rate, from 5 to 7.5 Hz, and pulse width, from 500 to 530 ps. To achieve this performance the 35 keV, 750 keV and 200 MeV beam transport were improved, the RF transmission lines and RF power supplies replaced. Improvements to the linac control system, and the optics and vacuum system of the 200 MeV transport were implemented. A BLIP the target cooling system was upgraded to 35 kW and automated, the targets, and target mechanical systems replaced with a more robust design, and the control system upgraded. With these enhancements BLIP is ready to address the lack of availability of accelerator produced medical and research isotopes.

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  • 14. international conference on the application of accelerators in research and industry, Denton, TX (United States), 6-9 Nov 1996

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  • Other: DE97001559
  • Report No.: BNL--63505
  • Report No.: CONF-961110--16
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH00016
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 458136
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc675981

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Mausner, L.F. & Alessi, J.G. The upgrade of the Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer (BLIP) and the BNL Linac, article, December 31, 1996; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc675981/: accessed November 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.