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29.09.2014 Radioactivity induced by protons in air studied at the Bern medical cyclotron

Radioactivity induced by a 15-MeV proton beam extracted in air was studied for the first time at a medical cyclotron. The results have been published by Radiation Protection Dosimetry. The experiment was carried out at the beam transport line of the 18-MeV cyclotron at the Bern University Hospital (Inselspital) by the AEC-LHEP medical applications group. The Bern cyclotron (Figure) is daily used for the production of radioisotopes for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and for multi-disciplinary research activities using the beam line, a special feature for a hospital-based facility.

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The Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP) is a division of the Physics Institute at the University of Bern, Switzerland.
We conduct research in the field of experimental particle physics. The six main subjects are:

The LHEP has also been involved in experiments on low energy QCD studies, strange-matter, quark-gluon plasma, etc.

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