BEST 15p Cyclotron - specifications

Best 15p Cyclotron Type of Cyclotron

  • Negative hydrogen ion (H-)
  • External ion source
  • Self shielded, Local shielded or Unshielded
  • 2 simultaneous extracted beams
  • Minimum 4 external targets

Beam Current

  • 400 A extracted beam current
  • Upgradeable to 800 A

Beam Energy

  • 15 MeV fixed energy extraction
  • Simultaneously dual beam extraction

Magnet

  • Magnet coil ................................................ ~107 kAT
  • Magnet weight .......................................... ~17 tons
  • Geometry ................................................... 4 Sector

RF System

  • Number of Dees ........................................ 2
  • Dee Voltage ............................................... 40 kV
  • RF frequency ............................................. 75 MHz, 4th harmonic
  • Power required ......................................... 8 kW (nominal)
  • Energy gain per turn ................................ 160 keV

Vacuuum System

  • Base pressure ........................................... <1 x 10-7 Torr
  • Operating pressure ................................... <1 x 10-6 Torr
  • Pumps ......................................................... Cryogenic pump system

Control System (Automated)

  • Computer system ...................................... Standard PC, Windows-based OS
  • Controllers .................................................. Siemens Industrial PLC Modules
  • User console .............................................. Color Monitor
  • Interface ...................................................... Graphical user interface
  • Networking ................................................. Standard thin-wire ethernet hardware

External Production Targets

The cyclotron is supplied with two 18F production targets complete with loading and routing to the production hot cell.  Targets for 18F, 11C, 13N, 15O, 64Cu and 99mTc are available.

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