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RIS citation export for TUP01: Status of the Carbon Ion Source Commissioning at MedAustron

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 - ion-source
KW - proton
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 -