Author: Cohen-Jonathan, C.
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THOAB201 Development of the Dielectric Wall Accelerator 3115
  • A. Zografos, T. Brown, C. Cohen-Jonathan, C. Hettler, F. Huang, V. Joshkin, K. Leung, M. Moyers, Y.K. Parker, D. Pearson, M. Rougieri
    CPAC, Livermore, CA, USA
  • R.W. Hamm
    R&M Technical Enterprises, Pleasanton, California, USA
  The Compact Particle Accelerator Corporation has developed an architecture to produce pulsed proton bunches that will be suitable for proton beam therapy. The Dielectric Wall Accelerator engineering prototype includes a RFQ injection system with a pulsed kicker to select the desired proton bunches and a linear accelerator incorporating a High Gradient Insulator with stacked transmission to produce the required voltage. The transmission lines are switched with solid state laser driven optical switches. A computational model has been developed that is in very good agreement with the experimental results. The system is presently achieving accelerating gradients of approximately 15 MeV/m. The computational model has been used to design the next generation system that will achieve 25 MeV/m by early 2013. This paper will discuss the status of the apparatus, the basic elements of the computational model, experimental results and comparison to the model predictions. In addition, the paper will present concepts for proton therapy systems that incorporate the Dielectric Wall Accelerator and fully leverage its features to achieve clinical requirements.  
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