Status report of the VINCY cyclotron
AuthorsNešković, Nebojša B.
Ristić-Đurović, Jasna L.
Bojović, Boško P.
Dobrosavljević, Aleksandar S.
Vujović, Velibor V.
Čomor, Jožef J.
Pajović, Snežana B.
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The VINCY Cyclotron is the main part of the TESLA Accelerator Installation. The diameter of the pole of this machine is 2000 mm. Its bending constant is 145 MeV while its focusing constant is 75 MeV. The radiofrequency system of the machine consists of two lambda/4-resonators with the eigenfrequency in the range from 17 to 31 MHz. Ions coming from a heavy ion source or a light ion source will be injected into the machine axially. They will be introduced into its median plane by a spiral inflector. Heavy ions accelerated in the machine will be extracted from it by a foil stripping system or by an electrostatic deflection system. Light ions will be extracted from it by the foil stripping system. The first programs of use of the VINCY Cyclotron are related to routine and experimental production of radioisotopes and radiopharmaceuticals, and to biomedical research with ion beams. The first beam extracted from the machine will be the proton beam of the energy of 22 MeV obtained from the H-2...(+) beam extracted from the light ion source. This beam will be used first for production of radioisotope F-18 and radiopharmaceutical (18)FDG, to be employed for positron emission tomography.
Keywords:accelerators / cyclotrons / ion sources / radioisotopes / radiation research
Source:Nukleonika, 2003, 48, S135-S139
- 33rd European Cyclotron Progress Meeting, Sep 17-21, 2002, Warsaw, Poland