Author: Posocco, P.A.
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TUPEA062 Advanced Gabor Lens Lattice for Medical Applications 1277
  • J.K. Pozimski, M. Aslaninejad, P.A. Posocco
    Imperial College of Science and Technology, Department of Physics, London, United Kingdom
  The widespread introduction of Hadron therapy for cancer treatment is inhibited by the large costs for the accelerator and treatment facility and the subsequent maintenance costs which reflects into the cost per treatment. In the long term future (laser) plasma wakefield accelerated hadrons could offer compact treatment devices with significantly reduced treatment costs. In the moment the particle distributions produced by such accelerators do not fulfill the medical requirements. Beside the reliable production of a sufficient number of ions at the required energy the formation of a particle beam suitable for treatment from the burst of ions created in the acceleration process is one of the major challenges. While conventional optical systems will be operating at the technical limits which would be contradictory to the cost argument, space charge lenses of the Gabor type might be a cost effective alternative. An advanced beam line consisting of Gabor lenses, a few cavities and an dipole will be presented together with results from particle transport simulations.