Author: McNevin, J.
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TUPOY041 A Metal-Dielectric Micro-Linac for Radiography Source Replacement 1992
  • A.V. Smirnov, S. Boucher, S.V. Kutsaev
    RadiaBeam Systems, Santa Monica, California, USA
  • R.B. Agustsson, R.D.B. Berry, J.J. Hartzell, J. McNevin, A.Y. Murokh
    RadiaBeam, Santa Monica, California, USA
  • G. Leyh
    LOD, Brisbane, USA
  • E.A. Savin
    MEPhI, Moscow, Russia
  Funding: * US Department of Energy Contract # DE-SC0011370
To improve public security and prevent the diversion of radioactive material for Radiation Dispersion Devices, RadiaBeam is developing an inexpensive, portable, easy-to-manufacture linac structure to allow effective capture of a ~13 keV electron beam injected from a conventional electron gun and acceleration to a final energy of ~ 1 MeV. The bremsstrahlung X-rays produced by the electron beam on a high-Z converter at the end of the linac will match the penetration and dose rate of a typical ~100 Ci or more Ir-192 source. The tubular Disk-and-Ring structure under development consists of metal and dielectric elements that reduce or even eliminate multi-cell, multi-step brazing. This may allow significant simplification of the fabrication process to enable inexpensive mass-production required for replacement of the ~55,000 radionuclide sources in the US
DOI • reference for this paper ※ DOI:10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2016-TUPOY041  
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