Recommended publications: The Proton Therapy and Research Cyclotron Facilities at the IFJ PAN Krakow

The article published at the beginning of June in Nuclear Physics News discusses two accelerator infrastructures at IFJ PAN, the Proteus-230 cyclotron manufactured by IBA, and the AIC-144 cyclotron built by IFJ PAN. The article also shows the activities carried out in these infrastructures: a) proton radiotherapy for the treatment of eye and body cancer, using a modern technique, the so-called scanning "pencil" beam, b) experiments in nuclear physics using modern research equipment, c) irradiation of materials and electronics with intense proton beams, d) characterization of new detection systems built for European research infrastructures, e.g., FAIR, SPIRAL2 or ELI-NP.

Nuclear and medical physicists from around the world use 230 MeV and 60 MeV proton beams for research, including nuclear physics experiments and detector tests as part of the European Union Transnational Access projects (currently EC project EURO-LABS) The selection of research projects is carried out by an international advisory committee.

Scientific paper:
A. Maj, P. Olko, M. Kmiecik, R. Kopeć, J. Swakoń
The Proton Therapy and Research Cyclotron Facilities at the IFJ PAN Krakow
Laboratory Portrait in: Nucl. Phys. News, 34 (2024) 4-7
DOI: 10.1080/10619127.2024.2336422
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