ACF-Metals, The Arizona Carbon Foil Co., Inc. PMB 231, 2954 North Campbell Ave.  Tucson, AZ 85719 USA

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ACF User Forum

Accelerator and Cyclotron Users share ideas, questions, and techniques when using stripper foils.

The Basics

Topics in here are relevant to the day-to-day use of carbon extractor foils.

Topics by Cyclotron Type

Find your specific cyclotron here, there's quite a bit of information available if we all keep talking!

Accelerators Specifically

We haven't developed this part of the Forum yet. If you work with an accelerator lab, please feel free to post!


Make connections, share pictures, if your post doesn't seem to fit one of the other categories, this is the spot!
New Posts
  • Loose foils can be intimidating. We all love it when the foil is tight to the substrate, however, at 100µg/, often the foil has begun to self-release from the substrate, tis the nature of the beast! This could appear to be a problem, when in fact it's not. I'm attaching a video on this subject, of a loose 2"x3" foil, 100µg/, video shows one of our technicians floating a loose foil, with very stable hands. :)
  • ACF is happy to invite you to attend a free workshop-meeting where we bring sample foils and show how to cut and mount the stripper foils onto cyclotron forks that are used on Cyclotron all over the world! We are finding more and more labs struggling with the high costs of consumables. When labs find us, they are surprised that the very foils they are used to using are actually made right here in Arizona for the last 50 years! Equally surprised at how reasonable the prices are compared to alternative sources. So, the demand has come to light, for technicians to be able to cut and mount the stripper foils they use everyday themselves. Please feel free to contact me and let me know if this kind of workshop would be of interest to you, and we'll make it happen!