Author: Pullia, M.
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TUPPC012 Optics of Extraction Lines at CNAO 1179
  • E. Bressi, L. Falbo, C. Priano, M. Pullia
    CNAO Foundation, Milan, Italy
  • C. Biscari
    INFN/LNF, Frascati (Roma), Italy
  The CNAO (National Center for Oncological Hadrontherapy), is the first Italian center for deep hadrontherapy with proton and carbon ion beams, treating patients since fall 2011. The beam is delivered to the patient through a high energy transfer line (HEBT). The line is equipped with a horizontal switching dipole that carries the beam in three treatment rooms and a vertical switching dipole that allows a vertical delivery of the beam in the central treatment room. The CNAO HEBT commissioning has been carried out using proton and Carbon beams in the full range of energies: 60 to 250 MeV/u for protons, 120 to 400 MeV/u for Carbon ions. Optimization of the beam lines setup has been carried out for few energies, applying beam magnetic rigidity scaling for the full range in steps of the order of 1 MeV. The scaling has proven to be satisfactory for most elements, and only minor adjustments in the initial part of the line were needed to fulfill tolerances in all the range. Repeatability of magnetic settings is supported by measurements along the lines. Finally the results in terms of beam dimensions, beam transmission and beam position at the patient position are presented.