CNA Tandem

Name of the institution: CNA (Centro Nacional de Aceleradores)

Address (location):  Thomas A Edison 7, 41092 Sevilla, Spain

Contact person (e-mail address): Joaquin Gomez Camacho,


Name of facility: CNA Tandem

Type of facility (e.g. accelerator, laser): Accelerator

Main use of the facility (e.g. patient treatment, research): Research, Industry

Access restrictions: Competitive open access. Beam time applications evaluated by scientific committee.


Main parameters:

Particle type:  charged particles (proton, alphas, lithium, carbon, heavier ions), and neutrons.

Energy range:   0.5-6 MeV protons, 1-9 MeV alphas, up to 1.5 MeV per nucleon for heavier nuclei. From thermal to few MeV neutrons.

Momentum range: 

Operation mode (continuous or bunched): Presently continuum; bunched in installation.

Beam intensity:  up to 1 mA

Number of particles per bunch (if bunched): N/D

Number of bunches per pulse (if bunched): N/D

Transverse beam sizes:   3 mm – 10 nm (microprobe)

Bunch length (if bunched): N/D

Transverse emittances (geometric or normalised): N/D

Any other important information:  Used for research, detector tests, and irradiation tests of aerospace technological equipment.