PFMA-1 (Plasma Focus for Medical Applications –1) is the first prototype of a new application of the Plasma Focus technology conceived to produce Short Lived Radioisotopes (SLR) for medical PET-TAC imaging applications. The device is a 30 kV, 150 kJ, 40 nH Mather-type plasma focus designed for repetition frequencies up to 1 Hz and dedicated to the neutronfree endogenous production of 18F by 3He - 16O reactions. This paper describes some preliminary tests related to the pressure optimization of the gases used in PFMA-1, and presents some final considerations about performance improvements.

Preliminary Tests and Performance Estimate of PFMA-1, the First Prototype of a Plasma Focus Device

SUMINI, MARCO;MOSTACCI, DOMIZIANO;ROCCHI, FEDERICO;MANNUCCI, SIMONE;
2007

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PFMA-1 (Plasma Focus for Medical Applications –1) is the first prototype of a new application of the Plasma Focus technology conceived to produce Short Lived Radioisotopes (SLR) for medical PET-TAC imaging applications. The device is a 30 kV, 150 kJ, 40 nH Mather-type plasma focus designed for repetition frequencies up to 1 Hz and dedicated to the neutronfree endogenous production of 18F by 3He - 16O reactions. This paper describes some preliminary tests related to the pressure optimization of the gases used in PFMA-1, and presents some final considerations about performance improvements.
Conference Record, 2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium & Medical Imaging Conference
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M. Sumini; D. Mostacci; F. Rocchi; S. Mannucci; A. Tartari; E. Angeli
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