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  • Gyrotrons Essay

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    Gyrotrons are the radiation source of choice for applications which require medium radiation powers from a few watts to several tens of watts at frequencies above 200 GHz. Gyrotrons look promising for plasma diagnostics and various pump-probe spectroscopy methods. For instance, gyrotrons are already successfully used for dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy (-- removed HTML --) (-- removed HTML --) 1–5 (-- removed HTML --) (-- removed HTML --) where

  • What Is Nuclear Medicine?

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    Figure 1 shows a typical diagram of cyclotron. The Dees are connected to an alternating electric source, which changes the polarity of the electric field periodically. Then, when a charged particle is generated and enters into a region of cross magnetic and electric field, it will attach towards

  • Hydrogen Isotopes And Radioactive Isotopes

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    Distinguish between stable and radioactive isotopes and describe the conditions under which a nucleus is unstable. An isotope refers to elements that have different mass numbers with the same number of protons and similar chemical and physical properties but a greater number of neutrons for example carbon has 3 isotopes including carbon ((_6^12)C), carbon-13 ((_6^13)C) and carbon-14 ((_6^14)C). The difference between stable and radioactive isotopes lies in their ability to emit radiation. That

  • The Manhattan Project: The Impact Of The Atomic Bombs

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    feasible. Due to the attack on Pearl Harbor and the war in Europe, the money was given to him almost without discussion. For the next six months, Lawrence worked in the lab with his cyclotron and uranium. The money was spent on the production of a mass spectrograph almost five times the size of his original cyclotron

  • Personal Narrative: My Journey To Texas A & M University

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    summers. I worked for moving company and with my father with his cleaning company. Thanks to the generosity of the professors here at Texas A&M, I was able to find work at the Cyclotron Institute under Dr. Mioduszewski. There I was able experience what goes into physics research and earn a wage. I truly enjoy my time at the Cyclotron and it had greatly impacted my decision for future schooling and employment. The need for money pressured me to make take responsibility and it exposed me to many opportunities

  • Using Charged Particles For Cancer Treatment

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    About one in two people born today will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime (ref 1 cancer research uk). Almost two-thirds of all cancer patients receive some form of radiation therapy during the course of treatment predominantly with external-beam photon therapy (ref 40). Proton beam therapy (PBT) is a novel form of external beam radiotherapy technique that utilises positively charged particles in cancer management (ref required). However, the idea of using charged particles for

  • Decay Of Decay And Decay

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    Introduction Isotopes are elements which have the same number of protons but different number of neutrons and these elements have same atomic number but different in atomic mass.because of their characteristic nature of producing radiation and their energies. Isotopes are used in various areas like industries, agriculture, medical field and research centers. They are decayed by emission of energy in the form of alpha, beta (electron) beta plus (positron) and gamma rays. (1) Types of radiation Alpha

  • Defeat Of Cancer

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    for a while now, but have evolved over time. The earliest type of particle accelerators that existed was known as a cyclotron. This particle accelerator was much simpler and did not have as much energy being used or created from it. This accelerator was more focused in bending the particles with the energy that came from the magnetic fields that came from the machine. The cyclotron used the same concept that a circular particle accelerator used. The purpose of the accelerator to be shaped in a circular

  • Lawrencium Research Paper

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    Lawrencium is number 103 on the periodic table Lawrencium got its named after Ernest O. Lawrence the man who discovered the cyclotron a device used to to discover many artificial radioactive elements , was also found in the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley California 1961. This element is the most stable isotope ,Lawrencium has a half life of about 4 hours . Only tiny amounts of Lawrencium have been produced so there no use for it outside of scientific research , the atoms of the element

  • Nuclear Medicine Essay

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    Nuclear Medicine is the use of radioisotopes for diagnosis, treatment, and research. Radioactive chemical tracers emit gamma rays which provides diagnostic information about a person's anatomy and the functioning of specific organs. Radioisotopes are also utilizes in treatments of diseases such as cancer. It is estimated that approximately one in two people in Western countries are likely to experience the benefits of nuclear medicine in their lifetime. To understand what a radioactive isotope