Thanks to its compact design, the Cyclone®
KIUBE entered through the door of the existing vault of the University of Coimbra!
The Cyclone® KIUBE had to be placed in the existing vault next to the Cyclone® 18/9 operated for more than 10 years at ICNAS, Portugal. No long production shutdown was necessary thanks to the compact design of the IBA Cyclone® KIUBE. The cyclotron entered through the shielded door.
In order to enter into this very limited space, the cyclotron was separated in two parts. Each piece was rigged in the existing radiopharmacy and then through the door of the vault. Both pieces were then reassembled in the vault. The Cyclone® KIUBE is now in place next to its Cyclone®18/9 big brother.
This is the first Custom Energy Cyclone® KIUBE. With the custom energy feature, the energy of the beam can be adjusted to a value between 13 and 18 MeV on 2 of the exit ports.