Carbon Foils on Cyclotron Forks

State-of-the-Art Mounted Stripper Foils

(research and commercial applications)

We know that our customers and their patients depend on the quality and availability of our  stripper/extractor foils in order to have consistent availability of the radiopharmaceuticals they need.  ACF-Metals keeps all standard thicknesses in stock at all times to ensure rapid availability of both mounted and unmounted foils.

We provide both arc-evaporated (ACF & XCF) and polycrystalline graphite (PCG) foils mounted on cyclotron forks.  Customers select the type of foil, thickness, and style of mount they wish to use.  Collodion coating of foils and other custom requests are available. Users are experiencing extended lifetimes with multi-layer foils on cyclotron forks, please ask for information.

Fork Material: Customers have the choice of the type of material they would like to use.  Standard forks are generally made from aluminum alloy #6061.  However, other options are available including graphite, tungsten, titanium, and others. 

Foil Fastening: ACF-Metals utilizes several different techniques for fastening foils to cyclotron forks and other mounts.  Generally, each foil is mounted with one free edge.  The preferred method is the use of a proprietary high temperature epoxy, stable to temperatures of 150°C and indefinitely at room temperature.  For applications which require stability at much higher temperatures, our technicians use a specially prepared graphite paint to adhere the foil to its support.  For some situations, adhesives must be avoided and the foils are clamped (sandwiched) within a specialized fork/mount design.  Whatever your requirements may be, ACF-Metals looks forward to discussing them with you in order to provide the optimal solution.

Areal Density, Purity, & Foil Characteristics: Please see specifics in...

    Products: Arc-Evaporated Carbon and Products: Polycrystalline Graphite.

Protection and Commitment: Foils mounted on cyclotron forks are packaged in protective plastic tubes for easy identification and handling.  The tubes are then padded and placed in a steel acoustic shield inside the shipping carton.  ACF-Metals' commitment is that your order of mounted foils will arrive at your location, anywhere in the world, without damage.

Mounted carbon foils have no known limit on their shelf life!  However, as with other fragile materials, care should always be taken to keep the foils from excess vibrations, air currents, electrostatic attraction, and contact with other materials.

Additional Savings: Quantity discounts are available on single shipments of carbon foils of the same size and areal density: 10% (quantity of 100+) or 12% (quantity of 1000+).  Please contact ACF-Metals directly to place orders that would involve this discount.

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ACF-Metals provides state-of-the-art carbon foils mounted on your choice of cyclotron fork!  Our foils are the most common stripper foils (charge-changing foils) and target supporting foils used in radio-pharmaceutical manufacturing applications and research involving particle accelerators.

ACF foils provide extended lifetimes and maximized effectiveness.  Having the exact foil you need prepared on your mount means reduced downtime and increasing overall productivity for both research and commercial applications.

Our in-house technical team, led by physicist

Dr. John Stoner, is prepared to answer questions and provide ideas and feedback regarding your application.