ACLIP is a 3 GHz proton SCL linac designed as a booster for a 30 MeV commercial cyclotron. The final energy is 62 MeV well suitable for the therapy of ocular tumors or for further acceleration (up to 230 MeV) by a second linac in order to treat deep-seated tumours. The possibility of using magnetrons as the source of RF power, to reduce the overall cost of the machine, is one the more relevant features of this project and this investigation is carried out within the frame of a collaboration with e2v (Chelmsford, UK). ACLIP is formed by 5 modules coupled together. The first one (able to accelerate proton from 30 to 35 MeV) has been machined, completely brazed and in December 2008 full power RF tests were performed. In this paper we will review the main features of the linac and discuss the results of the RF measurements carried out on this prototype.
RF high power tests on the first module of the ACLIP LINAC / V. G. Vaccaro, M. R. Masullo,C. De Martinis, D. Giove, A. Rainò, V. Variale, S. Mathot, R. J. Rush, M. Iskander - In: Proceedings of the 23. particle accelerator conference : 4–8 May 2009 : Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada[S.l.] : JACOW, 2009. - pp. 4950-4952 (( Intervento presentato al 23. convegno Particle accelerator conference : PAC tenutosi a Vancouver, Canada nel 2009.
|Titolo:||RF high power tests on the first module of the ACLIP LINAC|
|Parole Chiave:||Particle accelerator ; linac ; protontherapy ; phase locked magnetron|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/01 - Fisica Sperimentale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|