Author: Green, S.
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TUPOY022 A Fixed Field Alternating Gradient Accelerator for Helium Therapy 1953
  • J. Taylor
    IIAA, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
  • T.R. Edgecock, R. Seviour
    University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
  • S. Green
    University Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • C. Johnstone
    PAC, Batavia, Illinois, USA
  A non-scaling fixed field alternating gradient (nsFFAG) accelerator is being designed for helium ion therapy. This facility will consist of 2 nested superconducting rings, treating with helium ions (He2+) and image with hydrogen ions (H2+). Compared to protons, ions deliver a more conformal dose with a significant reduction in range straggling and beam broadening. Carbon ions are currently used and there are no current facilities providing helium therapy. We are investigating the feasibility of an FFAG approach for helium therapy, which has never been previously considered. We investigate emittance and demonstrate that the machine meets isochronicity requirements for fixed frequency RF.  
DOI • reference for this paper ※ DOI:10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2016-TUPOY022  
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