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Title Recent Enhancements to the Los Alamos Isotope Production Facility
  • M. Pieck, S.A. Baily, E. Espinoza, J.A. Faucett, J.O. Hill, F.M. Nortier, J.F. O'Hara, E.R. Olivas, A.R. Patten, L. Rybarcyk, J. F. Snyder, E.A. Swensen, R.A. Valicenti, H.A. Watkins, K.A. Woloshun
    LANL, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
Abstract Isotopes produced at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) are saving lives, advancing cutting-edge research, and helping to address national security questions. For the past two years LANL's Accelerator Operations & Technology Division has executed a $6.4M improvement project for the Isotope Production Facility. The goals are to reduce the programmatic risk and enhance facility reliability while at the same time pursuing opportunities to increase general isotope production capacity. This has led to some exciting innovations. In this paper we will discuss the engineering designs for our new collimator, which is both adjustable and 'active' (i.e. equipped with beam current and temperature measurements), as well as our upgraded beam raster system and new beam diagnostics capabilities. We will also report on results obtained and lessons learned from the commissioning phase and initial production run.
Footnotes & References LA-UR-17-22778
Funding The work described was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science via the Isotope Development and Production for Research and Applications subprogram in the Office of Nuclear Physics.
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Conference ICALEPCS2017, Barcelona, Spain
Series International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Control Systems (16th)
Proceedings Link to full ICALEPCS2017 Proccedings
Session Poster Session
Date 10-Oct-17   16:45–19:00
Main Classification Project Status Reports
Keywords ion, controls, target, emittance, electron
Publisher JACoW, Geneva, Switzerland
Editors Volker RW Schaa (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany); Isidre Costa (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain); David Fernández (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain); Óscar Matilla (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain)
ISBN 978-3-95450-193-9
Published January 2018
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