Author: Cuttone, G.
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MOPPT011 Variety of Beam Production at the INFN LNS Superconducting Cyclotron 52
  • D. Rifuggiato, L. Calabretta, L. Cosentino, G. Cuttone
    INFN/LNS, Catania, Italy
  The LNS Superconducting Cyclotron has been operating for almost 20 years. Several beams are currently accelerated and delivered, allowing for a wide variety of experimental activity to be carried out. In addition, clinical activity is regularly accomplished: over 11 years of protontherapy of the eye pathologies, around 300 patients have been treated. This has stimulated a growing number of interdisciplinary experiments in the field of radiobiology and dosimetry. On the side of nuclear physics, a significant achievement is the production of radioactive beams: several rare isotopes are produced mainly exploiting the in-flight fragmentation method. The development activity carried out on several components of the user oriented facility will be described.