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National Accelerator Centre (CNA)
Identification
Hosting Organisations
Centro Nacional de Aceleradores (CNA) [National Accelerators Center]
Address:
7, Av. Thomas Alva Edison, Sevilla, PO: 41092, Andalucia (Spain)
Location
7, Av. Thomas Alva Edison, Sevilla, PO: 41092, Andalucia (Spain)
Structure
Type Of RI
Single-sited
Coordinating Country
Spain
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 1999
Contacts
Scientific Description
4 joined accelerators, a scanner PET/CT for humans, a scanner PET/CT for animals and a Co-60 irradiator where many techniques, skills and equipment are common to these facilities.
Own building with space to house equipment, laboratories, workers and researchers
Own budget which allows flexibility for regular operation -Increase in experimental activity of Spanish research groups should increase demand for the use of CNA facilities
European cooperation in large projects should allow finding activities in which ""small"" accelerators as CNA can contribute to European large scale facilities
Increased activity in PET medical imaging is an opportunity for CNA, which can produce PET radionuclides, synthesize radio-pharmaceuticals and provide PET imaging equipment.
It can be important to train highly qualified technicians in medical imaging.
National collaborative programs, such as the CONSOLIDER-CPAN project on Particle, Astroparticle and Nuclear Physics, stress the importance of increasing the number of highly specialized technicians increasing the number of highly specialized technicians.
CNA is an IAEA collaborator Centre
CNA participates in European projects such as DITANET, LA3NET, and oPAC
3 joined accelerators where many techniques, skills and equipment are common to 3 accelerators
Own building with space to house equipment, laboratories, workers and researchers
Own budget which allows flexibility for regular operation -Increase in experimental activity of Spanish research groups should increase demand for the use of CNA facilities
European cooperation in large projects should allow finding activities in which ""small"" accelerators as CNA can contribute to European large scale facilities
Increased activity in PET medical imaging is an opportunity for CNA, which can produce PET radionuclides, synthesize radio-pharmaceuticals and provide PET imaging equipment.
It can be important to train highly qualified technicians in medical imaging.
National collaborative programs, such as the CONSOLIDER-CPAN project on Particle, Astroparticle and Nuclear Physics, stress the importance of increasing the number of highly specialized technicians increasing the number of highly specialized technicians.
CNA is an IAEA collaborator Centre
CNA participates in European projects such as DITANET, LA3NET, and oPAC.

RI Keywords
Nuclear physics, Hot particles, Environmental sciences, Tracking detectors, Ion accelerators, Archeometry, Material sciences, Irradiation experiments, Cultural heritage, 14C dating
Classifications
RI Category
Nuclear Research Facilities
Scientific Domain
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
Services
PET and CT scanners for small animals and humans

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C-14 dating

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

Measurements by IBA techniques

Service of measurements by IBA techniques, which provide 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 PET radio-nuclides

Radionuclides used in Positron Emission Tomography.

Measurements by Accelerator Mass Spectrometry

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

Equipment
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 ).

1 MV Tandetron Accelerator

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

MiCaDaS (Mini radiocarbon Dating System)

Accelerator used to C14 dating only.

PET/CT scanners for small animal and for humans

Scanners for Positron Emission Tomography and Computerized Tomography.

60Co irradiator

Equipment used to irradiation of aerospace technology by fotons.

Date of last update: 01/03/2017