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Development of New Target Stations for the South African Isotope Facility

iThemba LABS, National Research Foundation, Old Faure Road, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
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Instruments 2018, 2(4), 29; https://doi.org/10.3390/instruments2040029
Received: 9 November 2018 / Revised: 4 December 2018 / Accepted: 6 December 2018 / Published: 10 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Instruments and Methods for Cyclotron Produced Radioisotopes)
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Abstract

The development of new target stations for radioisotope production based on a dedicated 70 MeV commercial cyclotron (for protons) is described. Currently known as the South African Isotope Facility (SAIF), this initiative will free the existing separated-sector cyclotron (SSC) at iThemba LABS (near Cape Town) to mainly pursue research activities in nuclear physics and radiobiology. It is foreseen that the completed SAIF facility will realize a three-fold increase in radioisotope production capacity compared to the current programme based on the SSC. View Full-Text
Keywords: radionuclide production; target stations; targetry; 70 MeV cyclotron radionuclide production; target stations; targetry; 70 MeV cyclotron
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Steyn, G.F.; Anthony, L.S.; Azaiez, F.; Baard, S.; Bark, R.A.; Barnard, A.H.; Beukes, P.; Broodryk, J.I.; Conradie, J.L.; Cornell, J.C.; De Villiers, J.G.; Dolley, S.G.; Du Plessis, H.; Duckitt, W.D.; Fourie, D.T.; Hogan, M.E.; Kohler, I.H.; Lawrie, J.J.; Lussi, C.; Mira, J.P.; Mjali, K.V.; Mostert, H.W.; Naidoo, C.; Nemulodi, F.; Saal, D.; Stodart, N.P.; Thomae, R.W.; Van Niekerk, J.; Van Schalkwyk, P.A. Development of New Target Stations for the South African Isotope Facility. Instruments 2018, 2, 29.

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