A brighter, lighter and healthier world

CEO and founder of BEST says of B-Phot :

"They are a reference in fundamental research and optical techniques. They have been, and still are, of very great value to our company.”


The cyclotron facility, located at our Jette campus, is being used for various applications. It is a CGR-MeV model 560 capable of producing quasi-monoenergetic beams in the energy range between 3 and 45 MeV. Available particles are protons, alpha and deuterons. Four irradiation chambers are available. The first one is dedicated to the activation of radioactive markers for medical imaging applications (production of FDG). Another one is dedicated to the fabrication of micro-optical and micro-mechanical components through Deep Proton Writing. The two remaining rooms are general-purpose irradiation chambers, in which custom setups can be placed for specific applications, for example radiation hardness testing for space compliance certification.

Responsible: Michael Vervaeke
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Hugo Thienpont
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Hugo Thienpont
Managing Director
Nadia Cornand

Nadia Cornand
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How to reach B-Phot?

VUB - Campus Etterbeek
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Elsene
Building F - 9th floor

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