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New Ion Source Filament for Prolonged Ion Source Operation on A Medical Cyclotron

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Accelerator Division, TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A3, Canada
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Life Sciences Division, TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A3, Canada
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Instruments 2019, 3(1), 5; https://doi.org/10.3390/instruments3010005
Received: 7 December 2018 / Revised: 8 January 2019 / Accepted: 14 January 2019 / Published: 16 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Instruments and Methods for Cyclotron Produced Radioisotopes)
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Abstract

Cyclotrons are an important tool for accelerator sciences including the production of medical isotopes for imaging and therapy. For their successful and cost-efficient operation, the planned and unplanned down time of the cyclotron needs to be kept at a minimum without compromising reliability. One of the often required maintenance activities is the replacement of the filament in the ion source. Here, we are reporting on a new ion source filament tested on a medical cyclotron and its prolonging effect on the ion source operation. View Full-Text
Keywords: ion source; filament; cyclotron; medical isotopes ion source; filament; cyclotron; medical isotopes
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Prevost, D.; Jayamanna, K.; Graham, L.; Varah, S.; Hoehr, C. New Ion Source Filament for Prolonged Ion Source Operation on A Medical Cyclotron. Instruments 2019, 3, 5.

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