Universidad de Sevilla / Centro Nacional de Aceleradores
CNA (Centro Nacional de Aceleradores) is a mixed centre of the University of Sevilla, the Junta de Andalucía and the Spanish research council (CSIC). It is recognized as a national singular infrastructure (ICTS) for particle accelerator based interdisciplinary research and carries out fundamental and applied research. The centre main facilities are: a 3MV tandem van de Graaff; a 18 MeV proton (9 MeV deuteron) cyclotron; 1 MV tandem Cockcroft-Walton for accelerator mass spectrometry: a compact accelerator for 14C dating (MICADAS); a 60Co photon irradiator; and a PET/CT scanner for humans and large animals.
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. The tandem has are seven independent beam lines, equipped for Ion Beam Analysis techniques and nuclear physcis experiments. The cyclotron has ports for PET isotope production, and an external beam line
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. It is also supported by Spanish national and regional grants. CNA has also contracts and agreement with companies and institutions, which provide a large fraction of its budget. 61 people work at CNA, from which 28 have PhDs. 14 PhD theses have been defended at CNA between 2011 and 2016.
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