Cyclotron and Radiochemistry
The CAI houses an on-site cyclotron and state-of-the-art radiochemistry facilities. The IBA 18/18MeV cyclotron is capable of accelerating negative ions H- up to 18 MeV with two internal proton sources and eight independent exit and extraction ports. Eight targets are able to be simultaneously mounted on the cyclotron for radioisotope production and research activities.
The laboratories have capabilities to handle a wide range of radioisotopes including carbon-11, fluorine-18, copper-64, gallium-68, zirconium-89, technetium-99 and iodine-124.
Generated radioisotopes are delivered to a suite of hotcells suitable for purification, manipulation, research synthesis and dispensing. The radio-analytical laboratory for the quality control of radiolabelled compounds includes high pressure liquid chromatography, thin layer chromatography and gas chromatography systems.
For more information, please contact the Facility Manager.