27 September 2010 to 1 October 2010
CSIR Convention Centre
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Status of the iThemba LABS radioactive beam project

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CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR, Pretoria
Presentation Track B - Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics


Dr Robert Bark (iThemba LABS)


A proposal to develop a radioactive beam facility at iThemba LABS is being developed. It envisages the addition of a new cyclotron, a k70 negative-ion accelerator. Such an accelerator can supply two beams simultaneously, one to be used for isotope production and neutron therapy, the other to create radioactive ions. These can be post accelerated by the existing SSC accelerator to energies of 5~7 MeV/A. It is envisaged that the beamtime available for nuclear physics, presently restricted to weekends only, will more than double.

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Dr Robert Bark (iThemba LABS)

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