Achieving Balance as a Survival Strategy for a Small Cyclotron Facility

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Positron emission tomography (PET) forms the rationale for several dozen new cyclotron installations across the world. The success of these small accelerators has resulted in an excess production capacity. This suggests fanning out as a regional distribution center or, as in our case, reaching out to provide Argonne Nat'l Lab with F-18 for the study of astrophysical reaction rates with radioactive ion beams. The challenge to scale up our target yields has greatly benefited our medical mission. The diversification vitalizes our PhD training, and the collegial relationship provides a needed measure of balance.

Presented at the 14th International Conference on Cyclotrons and the Applications, Faure, Cape Town, South Africa, October 8-13, 1995.


Physics and Astronomy

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Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Cyclotrons and their Applications

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