At the Department of Applied Physics at Chalmers a wide array of experimental and theoretical applied physics is conducted, from basic research into the physics of biological membranes to applied projects concerning the development of new materials for fuel cell applications. The Microscpoy and Microanalysis Group is organized under the Department of Applied Physics.
The collaboration with the Microscopy and Microanalysis Group consists of their production of targets used for alpha-beam irradiation in the cyclotron at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen. The person responsible for the target production is Hans Odelius and Anders Kvist at the Department of Physics, University of Gothenburg
Fig. 1. The image shows a part of the equipment at Chalmers used to evaporate 209Bi onto 30 x 28 x 5 mm Al backings. Four targets are evaporated each time. The Bi-layer is normally in the range of 18-20 mg/ccm. An additional layer of Al (2 mg/ccm) is added to prevent diffusion and evaporation of 211At during irradiation at the cyclotron at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen. Click image for higher resolution.
211At is produced via the nuclear reaction 209Bi(alpha,2n)211At.
At the Department of Nuclear Chemistry at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg they study the properties of atom nuclei using chemical methods and chemical processes using the properties of nuclei.
The collaboration with the Department of Nuclear Chemistry consists mainly of the exchange of MSc students as well as ideas regarding different aspects of for example labelling chemistry.