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TY - CONF AU - Myalski, S. AU - Adler, L. AU - De Franco, A. AU - Ecker, F. AU - Farinon, F. AU - Gambino, N. AU - Guidoboni, G. AU - Kurfürst, C. AU - Penescu, L.C. AU - Pivi, M.T.F. AU - Schmitzer, C. AU - Strašík, I. AU - Wastl, A. ED - Schaa, Volker RW ED - Pisciotta, Pietro TI - Status of the Carbon Ion Source Commissioning at MedAustron J2 - Proc. of ECRIS2018, Catania, Italy, 10-14 September 2018 C1 - Catania, Italy T2 - International Workshop on ECR Ion Sources T3 - 23 LA - english AB - MedAustron is a synchrotron-based Ion therapy center situated in lower Austria. Accelerated proton beams with energies of 62-252 MeV/u are used to treat patients with cancer since 2016. Carbon ion beam is currently under commissioning and will provide treatment in 2019 with energies of 120-400 MeV/u. The Injector features three identical ECRIS from Pantechnik, two of which are used to generate proton and carbon beams with energies of 8 keV/u. The generated beam is sent to a 400 keV/u RFQ and a 7 MeV/u H-mode Linac, following injection into a 77 m synchrotron via a middle energy transfer line, where the energies for patient treatment are reached. The beam is sent to four irradiation rooms via a high energy transfer line, two of which are currently used for medical treatment. The medical environment of the accelerator puts strict requirements on the source performances in terms of long term stability and uptime. The extracted carbon intensity needs to be on the order of 150 e'A with maximum current fluctuations of ±2.5% on continuous run. In this work we discuss the status of carbon commissioning with particular emphasis on the experimental results obtained during the ion source tuning. PB - JACoW Publishing CP - Geneva, Switzerland SP - 71 EP - 74 KW - MMI KW - ion-source KW - proton KW - ECR KW - controls DA - 2019/01 PY - 2019 SN - 978-3-95450-196-0 DO - 10.18429/JACoW-ECRIS2018-TUP01 UR - http://jacow.org/ecris2018/papers/tup01.pdf ER -