29 August 2011 to 2 September 2011
Paul Scherrer Institut
Europe/Zurich timezone

Scientific Background

Exotic radionuclides, such as 44Ti, 60Fe, 26Al, 7/10Be as well as many others, are of great interest in the research domains of astrophysics, geophysics, fundamental nuclear physics, for radioactive beam facilities, and in many others areas. The Paul Scherrer Institute is home to of one of the most powerful accelerators in Europe, the ring-cyclotron, with 590 MeV proton energy and up to 2.4 mA beam current. Several long-term-irradiated materials, stemming from beamdumps, targets and shielding equipment, are available. The development of novel hotcell techniques and the ongoing installation of the necessary incell equipment are transforming the laboratory’s capability to extract and provide to the community with significantly greater quantities of the desired material than has previously been possible.