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Automation of a Particle Accelerator Operation Using LabVIEW

Lopes, ; Alegria, F. ; Redondo,

Automation of a Particle Accelerator Operation Using LabVIEW, Proc IAENG International Conf. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering - ICEEE, London, United Kingdom, Vol. -, pp. - - -, July, 2008.

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Abstract
In this paper we present an automatic system developed for the Lisbon’s Technologic Nuclear Institute to control the operation of their particle accelerator. It is an accelerator based on a Van de Graaff machine. The system uses a personal computer running LabVIEW software which implements the procedures to automatically increase the terminal voltage, light-up the ion source and focus the particle beam.