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Title Status of the Proton Beam Commissioning at the MedAustron Ion Beam Therapy Centre
  • A. Garonna, M. Kronberger, T.K.D. Kulenkampff, C. Kurfürst, F. Osmić, L.C. Penescu, M.T.F. Pivi, C. Schmitzer, P. Urschütz, A. Wastl
    EBG MedAustron, Wr. Neustadt, Austria
Abstract The MedAustron accelerator, located in Wiener Neustadt (Austria), will deliver clinical beams of protons (60-250 MeV) and carbon ions (120-400 MeV/n) to three ion beam therapy irradiation rooms (IR). Clinical beams and proton beams up to 800 MeV will be provided in a fourth IR, dedicated to non-clinical research. A slow-extracted proton beam of maximum clinical energy has been delivered for the first time in IR3 in October 2014, thus providing the technical proof-of-principle of the accelerator chain. The recent related beam commissioning efforts included setting up of the multi-turn injection into the synchrotron at 7 MeV, the acceleration on first harmonic up to 250 MeV, the slow extraction on the third integer resonance with a betatron core and the matching of the High Energy Beam Transfer line. The accelerator optimization phase leading to IR3 medical commissioning of proton beams is ongoing. The main characteristics of the MedAustron accelerator system will be presented, along with the results obtained during the commissioning process.
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Conference IPAC2015, Richmond, VA, USA
Series International Particle Accelerator Conference (6th)
Proceedings Link to full IPAC2015 Proccedings
Session Contributed Orals (MC8)
Date 04-May-15   15:00–16:00
Main Classification 8: Applications of Accelerators, Tech Transfer, and Industrial Relations
Sub Classification U01 - Medical Applications
Keywords injection, proton, acceleration, extraction, synchrotron
Publisher JACoW, Geneva, Switzerland
Editors Stuart Henderson (ANL, Argonne, IL, USA); Evelyn Akers (Jlab, Newport News, VA, USA); Todd Satogata (JLab, Newport News, VA, USA); Volker R.W. Schaa (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany)
ISBN 978-3-95450-168-7
Published June 2015
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