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The facility operates a large superconducting cyclotron for experimental research, mainly in the fields of radiation physics and biology. We support the further development of ion beam radiotherapy and the use of cyclotrons and accelerators.
Our technical staff operate the accelerator facility and provide support for designing, building, and operating experimental apparatus.
PARTREC promotes multidisciplinary research and aims for better physics and biology, imaging, big-data analysis, and clinical research to improve the quality of proton therapy treatment and explore potential benefits of other particles used for cancer treatment.
The facility is embedded within the departments of Radiation Oncology and Biomedical Sciences of Cells and Systems.
The facility is part of a new research infrastructure for image-guided preclinical irradiaties (IMPACT), supported by an infrastructure grant awarded by the Dutch Cancer Society in 2019, and is expected to be fully operational by 2023.
The PARTREC accelerator facility performs proton and heavy-ion irradiations for the purpose of radiobiology research and radiation-hardness testing of electronics.
For more information or for applications for beam time, you can find our contact details below.
For proton and carbon beams, we can also irradiate using a ‘spread-out Bragg peak’.
Transnational Access is available via the EU-project RADiation facility Network for the EXploration of effects for indusTry and research (RADNEXT), which is an H2020 INFRAIA-02-2020 infrastructure project with the objective of creating a network of facilities and related irradiation methodology for responding to the emerging needs of electronics component and system irradiation.
Transnational Access is available via the EU-project INfraStructure in Proton International Research (INSPIRE), a Horizon2020 Integrating Action opening for research on various aspects of proton therapy.
Users can apply for funding in the framework of the Continuously Open Research Announcement for Investigations into the Biological Effects of Space Radiation (CORA-IBER) offered by ESA.
We are a member of The EURATOM financed project "Accelerator and Research reactor Infrastructures for Education and Learning (ARIEL)".
Particle Therapy Research Center (PARTREC)
9747 AA Groningen