Development of DC-140 applied research cyclotron complex was started in Flerov Laboratory in 2020. The main goals of the project include solid state physics research, material surface modifications, track membrane production and single radiation effect (SEE) testing of electronic components. The complex is based on DC-140 cyclotron which is to replace IC-100 cyclotron for FLNR applied research when put into operation.
In 2020 cyclotron complex conceptual design was approved, its feasibility analyzed. Design works are still going on in 2021.Construction of DС-140 cyclotron complex is planned to be completed by the end of 2023.
DС-140 is meant to accelerate ion beams from O to Bi with 4.8 and 2.1 MeV/n energies. Lower energy beams are to produce track membranes of up to 30 μm thick polymer films. 4.8 MeV/n ion beams will provide a depth of ion penetration in Si up to 55 μm and LET in Si up to 100 MeV*cm2/mg for effective SEE testing.
DC-140 cyclotron operating diagram
Three dedicated beam-channels are planned to be installed at DC-140 cyclotron, including upgraded operating channel for irradiation of polymeric materials.
DC-140 cyclotron complex layout
Construction of the DС-140 cyclotron complex of the FLNR is planned to be completed by the
end of 2023.
DC-140 installation schedule
The IC-100 cyclotron is in operation till the startup of DC-140 cyclotron complex.