Author: Gavela, D.
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WEPC04 Beam Diagnostics for Commissioning and Operation of a Novel Compact Cyclotron for Radioisotope Production 660
  • I. Podadera, B. Ahedo, P. Arce, L. García-Tabarés, D. Gavela, A. Guirao, J.I. Lagares, L.M. Martinez, D. Obradors-Campos, C. Oliver, J.M. Perez Morales, F. Sansaloni, F. Toral
    CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain
  Funding: Work partially funded by the CDTI and supported by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation under project AMIT, within the subprogramme CENIT-2009.
The AMIT cyclotron will be a 8.5 MeV, 10 μA CW H accelerator which aims to deliver a beam for radioisotope production. In order to properly validate all the beam commissioning steps, a set of diagnostics needs to be implemented. They must cover all the commissioning phases: ion source characterization, medium energy acceleration and nominal energy at full current. Due to compactness of the design, the number of beam diagnostics is limited and restricted to the most essential ones during operation. An overview of the diagnostics that are planned for the characterization of the cyclotron will be discussed in this contribution. In all the commissioning phases, beam current probes are essential to validate the cyclotron and each subsystem. As a main diagnostic, a moveable probe has been designed and simulated for optimization of the cyclotron. The thermal simulations of the probe and the mechanical integration will be presented.