Applied Nuclear Energy Laboratory
The LENA Applied Nuclear Energy Laboratory is an “Interdepartmental Service Center” of the University of Pavia which manages a nuclear research reactor, a cyclotron for the production of radioisotopes and other sources of ionizing radiation making them available to researchers from the University of Pavia and other users, public and private, for carrying out applied research, teaching and service activities. The Center directly carries out research and training activities and provides services to individuals by encouraging the transfer of research results in the field of nuclear technologies to the production system.
Experimental study of consistency degradation of different greases in mixed neutron and gamma radiation
Degradation of EPDM and FPM elastomers irradiated at very high dose rates in mixed gamma and neutron fields
A radioisotope production center is present at the Applied Nuclear Energy Laboratory (LENA) of the University of Pavia.
The installed machine is the model IBA CYCLONE® 18/9 which currently accelerates protons with final energy of 18 MeV. The cyclotron is equipped with three targets, two of which are for Fluorine -18 (18F) production and one for the production of nitrogen-13 (13N) in the chemical form of Ammonia, with the possibility of extending the total number of targets to eight.
The production center includes a radiochemistry laboratory equipped with a manipulation cell for packaging the required amount of radioisotope. It is equipped with an environmental dose monitoring system and adequate safety systems. Go to…