Chemical Elements as Tracers of the Evolution of the Cosmos

Oslo Cyclotron Laboratory (Oslo, Norway)

The MC-35 Scanditronix cyclotron at the Oslo Cyclotron Laboratory provides light-ion beams for basic nuclear-physics research, production of radioactive isotopes for medical applications, cancer research and radiation hardness tests.

The Oslo Cyclotron Laboratory (OCL) houses the only accelerator in Norway for ionized atoms in basic research. The laboratory serves as an experimental center for various fields of research and applications. The MC-35 Scanditronix cyclotron provides beams of protons, deuterons, 3He and alpha particles. For more details, see the website of OCL:

One of the main projects at OCL is the study of level densities and radiative strength functions, which are important for the understanding of thermodynamic and electromagnetic properties of the atomic nucleus. Also, these quantities are essential for estimating cross sections of relevance for heavy-element nucleosynthesis and studies of transmutation of nuclear waste. References and data are published on the laboratory's web site: