Laboratory for High Energy Physics
|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.
The Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP) is a division of the Physics Institute at the University of
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.