First Production Run at the New Tandetron Facility

Sulphur material is notoriously known to evaporate rapidly under the effect of ion beam irradiation, and for this reason sulphur targets are seldom used. The first production run at the new Tandetron facility was performed to test a new target making approach. The element is encapsulated in between extremely thin Mylar material and beam is constantly swiveled onto the pocket. The method proves to be effective with as little as 1mg of initial material. This is particularly interesting when dealing with the expensive 36S isotope.