New 3mA class D- RF Ion Source developed by D-Pace
D-Pace’s UBC PhD Student Stéphane Melanson has developed and tested a hybrid design RF Ion Source at the Auckland, New Zealand, Ion Source Test Facility, and has achieved 3.5 mA DC D- (negative deuterium). The hybrid RF D- Ion Source uses technology licensed from both TRIUMF and the University of Jyväskylä.
D- Ion Sources are used for production of both SPECT (Single Photon Emission Tomography) and PET (Positron Emission Tomography) isotopes and are important for radioisotope producing cyclotrons.
Some advantages of the RF version of the D- Ion Source are:
- No contamination from filaments.
- No filaments to replace.
- Easier to pulse.
D-Pace sells the 3mA class D- RF Ion Source as a turnkey system or as hardware only. See product page here.
Information on the Ion Source Test Facility (ISTF) can be found here.