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Development of New Target Stations for the South African Isotope Facility

Version 1 : Received: 9 November 2018 / Approved: 16 November 2018 / Online: 16 November 2018 (04:01:41 CET)

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Steyn, G.F.; Anthony, L.S.; Azaiez, F.; Baard, S.; Bark, R.A.; Barnard, A.H.; Beukes, P.; Broodryk, J.I.; Conradie, J.L.; Cornell, J.C.; de Villiers, J.G.; Dolley, S.G.; du Plessis, H.; Duckitt, W.D.; Fourie, D.T.; Hogan, M.E.; Kohler, I.H.; Lawrie, J.J.; Lussi, C.; Mira, J.P.; Mjali, K.V.; Mostert, H.W.; Naidoo, C.; Nemulodi, F.; Saal, D.; Stodart, N.P.; Thomae, R.W.; van Niekerk, J.; van Schalkwyk, P.A. Development of New Target Stations for the South African Isotope Facility. Instruments 2018, 2, 29. Steyn, G.F.; Anthony, L.S.; Azaiez, F.; Baard, S.; Bark, R.A.; Barnard, A.H.; Beukes, P.; Broodryk, J.I.; Conradie, J.L.; Cornell, J.C.; de Villiers, J.G.; Dolley, S.G.; du Plessis, H.; Duckitt, W.D.; Fourie, D.T.; Hogan, M.E.; Kohler, I.H.; Lawrie, J.J.; Lussi, C.; Mira, J.P.; Mjali, K.V.; Mostert, H.W.; Naidoo, C.; Nemulodi, F.; Saal, D.; Stodart, N.P.; Thomae, R.W.; van Niekerk, J.; van Schalkwyk, P.A. Development of New Target Stations for the South African Isotope Facility. Instruments 2018, 2, 29.

Journal reference: Instruments 2018, 2, 29
DOI: 10.3390/instruments2040029

Abstract

The development of new target stations for radioisotope production based on a dedicated 70~MeV commercial cyclotron is described. Currently known as the South African Isotope Facility (SAIF), this initiative will free the existing separated-sector cyclotron (SSC) at iThemba LABS (near Cape Town) to mainly pursue research activities in nuclear physics and radiobiology. It is foreseen that the completed SAIF facility will realize a three-fold increase in radioisotope production capacity compared to the current programme based on the SSC.

Subject Areas

radionuclide production; target stations; targetry; 70 MeV cyclotron

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