Dr. Joaquín GÓMEZ CAMACHO
Director

gomez@us.es

Missions of the laboratory

 
  • INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH IN THE FIELD OF PARTICLE ACCELERATORS AND ITS APPLICATIONS
  • CAN IS RECOGNIZED AS A SINGULAR SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL FACILITY AND IT IS OPEN FOR THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY TO CARRY OUT RESEARCH USING ITS EQUIPMENT
         

ACTIONS

Fundamental Research:

• Nuclear Physics
• Plasma Physics

Applied Research:

• Development of Ion Beam Analysis (IBA) Techniques for material analysis
• Development of irradiation trials of technologic components and biological samples
• Development of radiation detectors and nuclear instrumentation
• Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) and 14C dating
• Radiopharmaceutical production and molecular imaging

Innovation activities:

• Ionoluminescence Chamber: In the field of plasma fusion research activities, ion beam induced luminescence has been used to study the response of scintillator screens when irradiated with light ions (protons, deuterium and helium particles). For this purpose, a new vacuum chamber with black coating and equipped with a sample heater, a temperature control monitor and a
photonic diagnostic system has been installed at CNA
• The Basic Nuclear Physics Research Unit of CNA has developed the first acceleratorbased neutron source in Spain, called HiSPANoS (HISPAlis NeutrOn Source). Experimental neutron physics plays a fundamental role in many fields such as material physics, nuclear technology, astrophysics, imaging and medical physics

Technology Transfer:

• Patents: 5 (ES-2529265, PCT/ES2015/070149 - WO15140371, P201630711, 2016307400003036 NICA 37192, ES-2570102).
• Contracts with companies: IBA (radiopharmacy producers), ALTER (Irradiation of electronic components), SAS (Regional health service), ENRESA (National company for the treatment of residues)
• Technologies to be transferred: Irradiation techniques, Medical imaging techniques, radiopharmacy, neutron technology

Services:

• C-14 dating service
• Ion Beam Analysis service
• Accelerator Mass Spectrometry service
• PET imaging service for animals
• 60Co gamma irradiation service
• Training courses and workshops on the fields of material analysis, archaeometry, radiopharmacy procedures, accelerators, etc.
• Expertises in Physiscs, Nuclear Physics and Archaeometry related degrees and master’s degrees

KEY DATA (2016)

• Staff: 56 staff (24 PhD, 16 training, 16 Tech & admin)

• Users: for accelerator facilities: 9

Universities + 11 Research Institutions + 7 Enterprises + 6 others

• Available Beams: Tandem 3 MV (Deuterium and protons up to 6 MeV, alpha particles up to 9 MeV, other

heavier ions); Cyclotron (protons of 18 MeV and deuterium of 9 MeV); 60Co gamma rays source

• Scientific Production: 34 (ISI) + 2 (non ISI) + 2 (book chapters) + 28 (International congress participation) + 17 (National congress participation) + 2 (Doctoral Thesis)

Developmental projects:

6 (international) + 14 (national)

• Other information:

Agreements and Contracts: 4
HiSPANoS (HISPAlis NeutrOn Source): fi rst acceleratorbased neutron source in Spain.
Ionoluminescence Chamber, linked to the multipurpose chamber at 0° Beam Line of the CNA.
Rozwiń

Contact:

Centro Nacional de Aceleradores
(Universidad de Sevilla, CSIC, Junta de
Andalucía)
C/ Thomas A. Edison nº7 (Parque
Científi co y Tecnológico Cartuja)
41092 Sevilla, SPAIN.

Phone: (+34) 954 460 553
Fax: (+34) 954 460 145
E-mail: cna@us.es

HiSPANoS (HISPAlis NeutrOn Source): fi rst acceleratorbased neutron source in Spain.