+39 0382 987 300 info.lena@unipv.it

University of Pavia


Applied Nuclear Energy Laboratory


University Radioprotection Presidium

Applied Nuclear Energy Laboratory

the L.E.N.A.

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.



guided tours

From October 2022 the educational visits in presence at the LENA will be restored.


+39 0382 98 7306 

radioisotope production

Cyclotron plant

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…

how to reach us

Laboratorio Energia Nucleare Applicata
Aselli street 41, 27100 – Pavia
phone:+39 0382 987 300
fax: +39 0382 987 302
mail: info.lena@unipv.it
segretery: lenasegr@unipv.it
Pec: amministrazione-centrale@certunipv.it


From the A7 Milan-Genoa motorway:

Bereguardo-Pavia Nord exit, continue on the A53 Bereguardo-Pavia junction and then on the Pavia bypass towards Pavia Nord (hospitals exit).


From the A Torino Piacenza motorway:

Casteggio-Casatisma exit, continue on Strada Statale dei Giovi SS35 and take the Pavia bypass towards Pavia Nord (hospitals exit).


On the train:

from Pavia station take bus n°6 and get off at the stop in via Aselli (Golgi college area)