Author: Poirier, F.
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WEPS069 The C70 ARRONAX and Beam Lines Status 2661
  • F. Poirier, F. Haddad
    SUBATECH, Nantes, France
  • S. Auduc, S. Girault, C. Huet, E. Mace, F. Poirier
    Cyclotron ARRONAX, Saint-Herblain, France
  • J.L. Delvaux
    IBA, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  Funding: The cyclotron ARRONAX is supported by the Regional Council of Pays de la Loire, local authorities, the French government and the European Union.
The C70 Arronax project is a high intensity (up to 350 ·10-6 A) and high energy (70 MeV) multi-particle cyclotron aiming at R&D on material and radiolysis, and production of rare radioisotopes. The project began its hands-on phase in December 2010, and is now undergoing beam lines’ modification in experimental halls for both present and future experiments. Characterization of the beams at the end of the beam lines is of particular importance to determine the capacity of the cyclotron for the end-line experimental users. A program of beam characterization is being performed based on dedicated diagnostics, e.g. beam profilers, Faraday cups, alumina foils, and also on a series of Geant4 beam simulations. The results of the measurements, along with the simulations, are detailed in this report for proton and alpha particle beams, as well as the future prospects of the characterization program.