Recent results in accelerator physics have shown the feasibility of a coupling scheme between a cyclotron and a linac for proton acceleration. Cyclotrons with energies up to 30 MeV, mainly devoted to radioisotopes production, are available in a large number of medical centres. These two evidences have suggested the idea to study and design a linac booster able to increase the initial proton energy up to the values required for the treatment of tumors, like the ocular ones. One of the main challenges in such a project is related to meet the requirement of having sufficient mean current for therapy from a given injection current coming from the cyclotron. In this paper we will review the rationale of the project in order to optimize the transmittance and to minimize the duty-cycle. In this frame we will discuss the basic design of a compact 3GHz linac, from 30 to 62 MeV, with a new approach to the cavities used in a SCL (Side Coupled Linac) structure (PALME project).
|Titolo:||Study of the dynamics in a linac booster for proton therapy in the 30-62 MEV energy range|
MAURI, MARCO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||protontherapy ; linac ; beam dynamics|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore ING-INF/01 - Elettronica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|