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TitleAlvarez drift tube linac for medical applications in the framework of HITRIplus project
  • A. Mamaras, P. Thonet, M. Vretenar
    European Organization for Nuclear Research
  • L. Bellan, G. Bisoffi, M. Comunian
    Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
  • D. Sampsonidis
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
AbstractA first beam dynamics and RF design of an Alvarez-type drift tube linac (DTL) has been defined in the framework of the EU project, HITRIplus. Its main application is to be exploited as a carbon (12C4+) and helium (4He2+) ion injector into a compact synchrotron for patient treatment. As a second implementation, helium particle acceleration with a higher duty cycle of 10% enables the possibility for radioisotope production. The 352.2 MHz structure efficiently accelerates two ion species, for A/q=3 and 2, in the energy range of 1รท5 MeV/u and for a beam current of ~0.5 mA. The design extends to a full length of ~7 meters. Permanent magnet quadrupoles are utilized all along the DTL for focusing both ion beams. This paper presents a first-phase analysis towards a realistic DTL design capable of providing full beam transmission and minimum overall emittance increase for two ion beams.
Paperdownload: TUPA176.pdf
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Conference14th International Particle Accelerator Conference
LocationVenice, Italy
Date07-12 May 2023
PublisherJACoW Publishing, Geneva, Switzerland
Editorial BoardRalph Assmann - Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Peter McIntosh - Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC/DL/ASTeC) Giovanni Bisoffi - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN/LNL) Alessandro Fabris - Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. Ivan Andrian - Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. Giulia Vinicola - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN/LNF)
Online ISBN978-3-95450-231-8
Online ISSN2673-5490
Received08 May 2023
Revised08 May 2023
Accepted12 May 2023
Issued26 September 2023