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Seminar: Lowry Conradie, iThemba LABS, South Africa

When:We 29-06-2011 at 11:00
Where:KVI conference room
Title: The status of the accelerator facilities and the proposed radioactive beam project at iThemba LABS

Abstract: 

Beams of light and heavy ions, as well as polarized protons, are accelerated in a K200 separated-sector cyclotron (SSC)) at iThemba LABS. High-intensity 66 MeV proton beams from the SSC are used for the production of radioisotopes and for neutron therapy. A low-intensity proton beam, at an energy of 200 MeV, is utilized for proton therapy. For nuclear physics research beams with variable energy from the SSC, pre-accelerated in a second K8 solid-pole injector cyclotron with an ECRIS and a polarized ion source, are available. At iThemba LABSGauteng, in Johannesburg, a 6 MV tandem Van de Graaff accelerator, that was completely refurbished, is utilized for a variety of research projects, amongst others for the future use of accelerator mass spectrometry. Recent developments will be discussed.Proposals for new facilities for proton therapy, isotope production and for the acceleration of radioactive beams will also be discussed.