New methods for theranostic radioisotope production with solid targets at the Bern medical cyclotron
Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics (AEC), Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP), University of Bern Bern, Switzerland
2 Department of Physics “Ettore Pancini”, University of Napoli Federico II, Complesso Universitario di Monte S. Angelo Napoli, Italy
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Published online: 11 April 2022
The production of theranostic radionuclides using solid targets is challenging and requires an accurate knowledge of the production crosssections as well as the energy, positioning and focusing of the beam. A research program is ongoing at the 18 MeV Bern medical cyclotron, equipped with a Solid Target Station (STS) and a 6 m Beam Transfer Line (BTL) ending in a separate bunker with independent access. A novel target coin was designed and built to irradiate compressed powder pellets, together with a compact focalization system to optimize the irradiation procedure. Furthermore, methods were developed to measure the beam energy, the production cross-sections and the EoB-activity.
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