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National Accelerator Centre (CNA)
Hosting Legal Entity
University of Seville
Spanish National Research Council
Junta de Andalucia
7, Av. Thomas Alva Edison, Sevilla, PO: 41092, Andalucia (Spain)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 1999
Scientific Description
National Center of Accelerators, CNA, is a joint center of the University of Seville, Junta de Andalucía and CSIC. It is a Unique Scientific-Technical Facility, ICTS, dedicated to interdisciplinary research and therefore open to external users. To do this, 6 different installations are used: a Van de Graaff 3 MV Tandem accelerator, a 18/9 MeV Cyclotron accelerator, an Accelerator 1MV Mass Spectrometer, a PET / CT scanner, a new radiocarbon dating system called MiCaDaS, and a 60Co Irradiator.The application of these 6 infrastructures covers fields as diverse as material sciences, environmental impact, nuclear and particle physics, nuclear instrumentation, medical imaging, biomedical research and preclinical molecular imaging or dating, medical imaging in patients, 14C and irradiation in samples of technological and biological interest, among others.

RI Keywords
Nuclear physics, Tracking detectors, Hot particles, Cultural heritage, Irradiation experiments, Archeometry, Environmental sciences, 14C dating, Material sciences, Ion accelerators
RI Category
Nuclear Research Facilities
Scientific Domain
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
Biological and Medical Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Health and Food
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Measurements by Ion Beam Analysis (IBA) Techniques

Provides multi-elemental analysis by XRF, Channeling, PIGE, PIXE, RBS and NRA methods for experiments such as material science, archaeology, environmental sciences, irradiation experiments, nuclear physics and nuclear instrumentation.

Production of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Radionuclides
C-14 Dating

Associated to AMS, accelerator mass spectrometry, there is a service of 14C dating.

Measurements by Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS)

Measurements of the content of Plutonium, Iodine, Beryllium and Carbon isotopes have been performed in environmental and historical samples.

Cyclotron 18/9 MeV

Accelerator used to IBA (Ion Beam Analisys) measurements and radionuclides PET producction.

3 MV Tandem Accelerator

Accelerator used to IBA (Ion Beam Analisys) measurements (PIXE, PIGE, NRA, RBS, CHANNELING ).

Mini Radiocarbon Dating System (MiCaDaS)

Accelerator used to C14 dating only.

PET/CT Scanners for Small Animals and for Humans

Scanners for Positron Emission Tomography and Computerized Tomography.

1 MV Tandetron Accelerator

Accelerator used to long-life radionuclides mass spectrometry (Pu239-240, I129, Ca41, C14, Be10....).

60Co Irradiator

Equipment used to irradiation of aerospace technology by fotons.

LAsers for Applications at Accelerators: A Marie Curie Initial Training NETwork
Date of last update: 13/12/2018
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