First laser ions at the CERN-MEDICIS facility

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


  • Vadim Maratovich Gadelshin
  • Shane Wilkins
  • Valentin N. Fedosseev
  • Ermano Barbero
  • Vincent Barozier
  • Ana-Paula Bernardes
  • Eric Chevallay
  • Thomas Elias Cocolios
  • Bernard Crepieux
  • Kristof Dockx
  • Matthias Eck
  • Pascale Fernier
  • Roberto Formento-Cavaier
  • Ferid Haddad
  • Johannes Jakobi
  • Laura Lambert
  • Bruce A Marsh
  • Stefano Marzari
  • Annie Ringvall-Moberg
  • Sebastian Rothe
  • Thierry Stora
  • Dominik Studer
  • Andres Vieitez
  • Felix Weber
  • Klaus D.A. Wendt

Institutes & Expert groups

  • JGU - Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz - Institut für Physik
  • CERN - Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire
  • KUL - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • University of Manchester

Documents & links


The CERN-MEDICIS facility aims to produce emerging medical radionuclides for the theranostics approach in nuclear medicine with mass separation of ion beams. To enhance the radioisotope yield and purity of collected samples, the resonance ionization laser ion source MELISSA was constructed, and provided the first laser ions at the facility in 2019. Several operational tests were accomplished to investigate its performance in preparation for the upcoming production of terbium radioisotopes, which are of particular interest for medical applications.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Issue number55
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2020


  • CERN MEDICIS, Isotope separation, Radioactive ion beam, Laser resonance ionization, Nuclear medicine, Theranostics, Terbium

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