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National Accelerator Centre (CNA)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
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
Cultural heritage, Archeometry, Ion accelerators, Environmental sciences, Irradiation experiments, Tracking detectors, Hot particles, 14C dating, Material sciences, Nuclear physics
Classifications
RI Category
Nuclear Research Facilities
Scientific Domain
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
Services
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.

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.

PET and CT scanners for small animals and humans

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Equipment
MiCaDaS (Mini radiocarbon Dating System)

Accelerator used to C14 dating only.

60Co irradiator

Equipment used to irradiation of aerospace technology by fotons.

1 MV Tandetron Accelerator

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

PET/CT scanners for small animal and for humans

Scanners for Positron Emission Tomography and Computerized Tomography.

3 MV Tandem Accelerator

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

Cyclotron 18/9 MeV

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

Date of last update: 01/03/2017