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Instruments 2018, 2(3), 9; https://doi.org/10.3390/instruments2030009

A Target-Temperature Monitoring System for Cyclotron Targets: Safety Device and Tool to Experimentally Validate Targetry Studies

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ICNAS—Produção, University of Coimbra, Pólo das Ciências da Saúde, Azinhaga de Santa Comba, 3000-548 Coimbra, Portugal
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Institute for Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health (ICNAS), University of Coimbra, Pólo das Ciências da Saúde, Azinhaga de Santa Comba, 3000-548 Coimbra, Portugal
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Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra (IPC), Coimbra Health School, 3046-854 Coimbra, Portugal
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Received: 17 May 2018 / Revised: 9 June 2018 / Accepted: 19 June 2018 / Published: 21 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Instruments and Methods for Cyclotron Produced Radioisotopes)
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Abstract

The present work describes an experimental system enabling temperature measurement in cyclotron targets’ cooling water during bombardment. The developed system provides sensible and immediate response to variations of irradiation conditions during bombardment and enables quantification of the temperature rise in the cooling water due to beam interaction with the irradiated target and with its collimator. Such a system finds application either as a monitoring safety device to instantaneously detect and register abnormal alterations in target conditions to anticipate thermal-related incidents and as a tool to experimentally validate cyclotron targetry optimization studies and thermal simulations. View Full-Text
Keywords: cyclotron; targetry; thermal study cyclotron; targetry; thermal study
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do Carmo, S.J.C.; de Oliveira, P.M.; Alves, F. A Target-Temperature Monitoring System for Cyclotron Targets: Safety Device and Tool to Experimentally Validate Targetry Studies. Instruments 2018, 2, 9.

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