University of Seville / Centro Nacional de Aceleradores
Contact: Joaquin Gomez
US/CNA is the national Centre of Excellence for particle accelerator based interdisciplinary research and carries out fundamental and applied research.
The laboratory is composed by a 3MV tandem van de Graaff, a 18 MeV proton (9 MeV deuteron) cyclotron and 1 MV tandem Cockcroft-Walton for accelerator mass spectrometry. Beside these instruments, the centre has sample preparation laboratories as well an installation for radiopharmaceutical production. A small positron emission tomograph (PET) for animal studies completes the cyclotron laboratory.
At CNA there are seven independent beam lines: a multi-purpose reaction chamber, an external micro-beam line, a basic nuclear physics line, a channeling line, an ultra-high vacuum chamber, a nuclear micro-probe beam line and an ion implantation-irradiation beam line. In 2008 a new ion source of the Duoplasmatron type was installed. US/CNA has been involved in European programs in both the 6th and the 7th framework program and has a strong track record of training researchers at both ESR and ER level.