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A Compact Quick-Release Solid Target System for the TRIUMF TR13 Cyclotron

Life Sciences Division, TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A3, Canada
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Instruments 2019, 3(1), 16;
Received: 29 December 2018 / Revised: 4 February 2019 / Accepted: 7 February 2019 / Published: 12 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Instruments and Methods for Cyclotron Produced Radioisotopes)
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A new solid target system for the TRIUMF TR13 cyclotron that can accommodate target discs with a 1-2-mm thickness and a 28-mm diameter has been developed. The target system design is based on a modified clamping mechanism of a KF-40 vacuum connector, and comprises an easy and quick ejection mechanism for the target plate. The new quick-release target system decreases the retrieval time of the irradiated target to less than 1 minute and is expected to reduce the radiation burden to operating staff by a factor of ~10. View Full-Text
Keywords: PET; medical isotopes; solid target system PET; medical isotopes; solid target system

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Zeisler, S.; Clarke, B.; Kumlin, J.; Hook, B.; Varah, S.; Hoehr, C. A Compact Quick-Release Solid Target System for the TRIUMF TR13 Cyclotron. Instruments 2019, 3, 16.

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