Achievements

Radioisotopes are chemical compounds designed to accumulate in cancer cells. While used for diagnostic purposes, they enter the patient’s body for a short period of time and facilitate the accurate imaging of the disease, without having any damaging effect. Another type of radioisotopes is used for therapeutic purposes. In order to eliminate cancer cells, emission of more destructive alpha or beta particles is required and they should last in the patient’s body for a few days. Both types of radiopharmaceuticals (diagnostic and therapeutic) will be enhanced at NOMATEN. Poland is a significant producer of radiopharmaceuticals supplying products to 80 countries in the world. There is no other industrial sector in which Polish economy records such a high rate.

Examples of publications

Defect evolution in Ni and solid-solution alloys of NiFe and NiFeCoCr under ion irradiation at 16 and 300 K
C. Mieszczynski, R. Ratajczak, J. Jagielski, G. Velişa, H.Bei, B.C. Sales, E. Wendler, W.J. Weber, and Y. Zhang
Journal of Nuclear Materials, 2020, 534, 152138;
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2020.152138

Propagating bands of plastic deformation in a metal alloy as critical avalanches
T. Mäkinen, P. Karppinen, M. Ovaska, L. Laurson, and M.J. Alava
Science Advances, 2020, 6, 41
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abc7350

Effects of annealing on photoluminescence and defect interplay in ZnO bombarded with heavy ions: crucial role of the ion dose
A. Azarov, A. Galeckas, C. Mieszczyński, A. Hallén, and A. Kuznetsov,
Journal of Applied Physics, 2020, 127, 025701
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5134011

Radioisotopes are chemical compounds designed to accumulate in cancer cells. While used for diagnostic purposes, they enter the patient’s body for a short period of time and facilitate the accurate imaging of the disease, without having any damaging effect. Another type of radioisotopes is used for therapeutic purposes. In order to eliminate cancer cells, emission of more destructive alpha or beta particles is required and they should last in the patient’s body for a few days. Both types of radiopharmaceuticals (diagnostic and therapeutic) will be enhanced at NOMATEN. Poland is a significant producer of radiopharmaceuticals supplying products to 80 countries in the world. There is no other industrial sector in which Polish economy records such a high rate.

Examples of publications

Defect evolution in Ni and solid-solution alloys of NiFe and NiFeCoCr under ion irradiation at 16 and 300 K
C. Mieszczynski, R. Ratajczak, J. Jagielski, G. Velişa, H.Bei, B.C. Sales, E. Wendler, W.J. Weber, and Y. Zhang
Journal of Nuclear Materials, 2020, 534, 152138;
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2020.152138

Propagating bands of plastic deformation in a metal alloy as critical avalanches
T. Mäkinen, P. Karppinen, M. Ovaska, L. Laurson, and M.J. Alava
Science Advances, 2020, 6, 41
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abc7350

Effects of annealing on photoluminescence and defect interplay in ZnO bombarded with heavy ions: crucial role of the ion dose
A. Azarov, A. Galeckas, C. Mieszczyński, A. Hallén, and A. Kuznetsov,
Journal of Applied Physics, 2020, 127, 025701
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5134011