CONGRATULATIONS TO SIMONE MANENTI FOR HIS AWARD ON THE BEST SCIENTIFIC PAPER ON IBA CYCLOTRON

from left to right: Flavia Groppi, Simone Manenti, Riccardo Calandrino and Francesco Broggi


Simone Manenti from Università degli Studi di Milano in Italy won the IBA award 2019 for best scientific paper on IBA cyclotron: “Simulation by FLUKA of the self-activation of a cyclotron IBA Cyclone® 18”. 
 
Abstract: Radioprotection in the use of medical cyclotrons involves many aspects both in the routine use and for the decommissioning of a site. In this work we present the self-activation results obtained through the simulation by FLUKA of the cyclotron IBA Cyclone®18 that was installed in San Raffaele Hospital. The cyclotron object of the simulation has been stopped two years ago and it is useful to detail the today average radionuclide composition for the various macro-regions (coils, main yoke, return yoke, dees). The geometry and the materials constituting respectively the cyclotron and the targets have been reconstructed starting from technical drawings, from private communications and from confidential technical documents.

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