2-7 June 2019
Simon Fraser University
America/Vancouver timezone
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Early Days of the TRIUMF Cyclotron

6 Jun 2019, 10:45
SSB 7172 (Simon Fraser University)

SSB 7172

Simon Fraser University

Invited Speaker / Conférencier(ère) invité(e) History of Physics / Histoire de la physique (DHP) R1-1 History of Physics (DHP) | L'histoire de la physique (DHP)


David Axen (University of British Columbia (CA))


By the mid nineteen sixties a vibrant culture of nuclear physics, nuclear chemistry and nuclear medicine was well established across Canada. Immediately following the cyclotron commissioning in 1974 active programs in nuclear physics, pion and muon physics,pion therapy, and isotope production were initiated. I will describe the configuration of the laboratory and focus on experiments with polarized proton beams as well as the early medical program with negative pions.

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David Axen (University of British Columbia (CA))

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