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Title: The Brookhaven LINAC isotope production of facility (BLIP) raster scanning system first year operation with beam

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Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
OSTI Identifier:
1327829
Report Number(s):
BNL-112635-2016-CP
R&D Project: KBCH139; 18035; KB0202011
DOE Contract Number:
SC00112704
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International Beam Instrumentation Conference (IBIC 2016); World Trade Center, Barcelona, Spain; 20160911 through 20160915
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS

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Michnoff R., Altinbas, Z., Cerniglia, P., Connolly, R., Cullen, C., Degen, C., Hulsart, R., Lambiase, R., Mausner, L., Pekrul, W., Raparia, D., and Thieberger, P.. The Brookhaven LINAC isotope production of facility (BLIP) raster scanning system first year operation with beam. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Michnoff R., Altinbas, Z., Cerniglia, P., Connolly, R., Cullen, C., Degen, C., Hulsart, R., Lambiase, R., Mausner, L., Pekrul, W., Raparia, D., & Thieberger, P.. The Brookhaven LINAC isotope production of facility (BLIP) raster scanning system first year operation with beam. United States.
Michnoff R., Altinbas, Z., Cerniglia, P., Connolly, R., Cullen, C., Degen, C., Hulsart, R., Lambiase, R., Mausner, L., Pekrul, W., Raparia, D., and Thieberger, P.. 2016. "The Brookhaven LINAC isotope production of facility (BLIP) raster scanning system first year operation with beam". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1327829.
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  • The Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer, or BLIP, is a practical facility for the economical production of significant quantities of medically useful isotopes that would not otherwise be available. The purpose of the BLIP is to utilize the excess capacity of an existing 200-MeV proton linear accelerator to produce relatively large amounts of radionuclides for medical applications and to evaluate the utility of spallation reactions induced by accelerators as a practical source of such isotopes. The scope of the program is briefly discussed, the types of problems encountered are mentioned, and some of the experience gained in the past several yearsmore » is outlined.« less
  • The operation of the Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer (BLIP) is discussed. Topics covered include targets, target holders, linac specifications, beam transport, and current production performance. The use of the BLIP is confined exclusively to the development of radionuclides that are, or should be, of medical interest, and the facility is moving rapidly into a self-supporting state from the income of the products. (PMA)
  • An upgrade project was recently completed on the 200 MeV H{sup -} linac and the Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer (BLIP) in order to improve radioisotope production capacity and reliability. The average beam current has increased from 60 {mu}A to 150 {mu}A. The increased average current is the result of increases in peak current, from 25 mA to 37 mA, pulse repetition rate, from 5 to 7.5 Hz, and pulse width, from 500 to 530 ps. To achieve this performance the 35 keV, 750 keV and 200 MeV beam transport were improved, the RF transmission lines and RF power supplies replaced.more » Improvements to the linac control system, and the optics and vacuum system of the 200 MeV transport were implemented. A BLIP the target cooling system was upgraded to 35 kW and automated, the targets, and target mechanical systems replaced with a more robust design, and the control system upgraded. With these enhancements BLIP is ready to address the lack of availability of accelerator produced medical and research isotopes.« less
  • The BLIP serves as a beam stop snd utilizes the excess beam capacity of the 200-MeV proton injector linac for the Alternatmg Gradient Synchrotron. The primary objective of the BLIP program is the development of improved radiopharmaceuticals. The production methods for iron-52, xenon-127, and xenon- 123 are outlined, and research work on the production of other radioisotopes is summarized. (WHK)