Next generation ion therapy magnets both for gantry and for accelerator (synchrotron) are under investigation in a recently launched European collaboration that, in the frame of the European H2020 HITRIplus and I.FAST programmes, has obtained some funding for work packages on superconducting magnets. Design and technology of superconducting magnets will be developed for ion therapy synchrotron and -especially- gantry, taking as reference beams of 430 MeV/nucleon ions (C-ions) with 1010 ions/pulse. The magnets are about 60-90 mm diameter, 4 to 5 T peak field with a field change of about 0.3 T/s and good field quality. The paper will illustrate the organization of the collaboration and the technical program. Various superconductor options (LTS, MgB2 or HTS) and different magnet shapes, like classical CosTheta or innovative Canted CosTheta (CCT), with curved multifunction (dipole and quadrupole), are under evaluation, CCT being the baseline. These studies should provide de-sign inputs for a new superconducting gantry design for existing facilities and, on a longer time scale, for a brand-new hadron therapy center to be placed in the South East Europe (SEEIIST project).

A European collaboration to investigate superconducting magnets for next generation heavy ion therapy / L. Rossi, A. Ballarino, D. Barna, E. Benedetto, C. Calzolaio, G. Ceruti, E. De Matteis, A. Echeandia, T. Ekelof, S. Farinon, E. Felcini, M. Gehring, G. Kirby, T. Lecrevisse, J. Lucas, S. Mariotto, J. Munilla, R. Musenich, A. Pampaloni, K. Pepitone, D. Perini, D. Popovic, M. Prioli, M. Pullia, L. Quettier, S. Sanfilippo, C. Senatore, E. Shabagin, M. Sorbi, M. Statera, D. Tommasini, F. Toral, R.U. Valente, D. Veres, M. Vieweg. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY. - ISSN 1051-8223. - 32:4(2022 Jun), pp. 4400207.1-4400207.5. [10.1109/TASC.2022.3147433]

A European collaboration to investigate superconducting magnets for next generation heavy ion therapy

L. Rossi
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S. Mariotto;M. Sorbi;
2022

Abstract

Next generation ion therapy magnets both for gantry and for accelerator (synchrotron) are under investigation in a recently launched European collaboration that, in the frame of the European H2020 HITRIplus and I.FAST programmes, has obtained some funding for work packages on superconducting magnets. Design and technology of superconducting magnets will be developed for ion therapy synchrotron and -especially- gantry, taking as reference beams of 430 MeV/nucleon ions (C-ions) with 1010 ions/pulse. The magnets are about 60-90 mm diameter, 4 to 5 T peak field with a field change of about 0.3 T/s and good field quality. The paper will illustrate the organization of the collaboration and the technical program. Various superconductor options (LTS, MgB2 or HTS) and different magnet shapes, like classical CosTheta or innovative Canted CosTheta (CCT), with curved multifunction (dipole and quadrupole), are under evaluation, CCT being the baseline. These studies should provide de-sign inputs for a new superconducting gantry design for existing facilities and, on a longer time scale, for a brand-new hadron therapy center to be placed in the South East Europe (SEEIIST project).
Accelerator magnets; Collaboration; Europe; Ions; Medical accelerators; Medical treatment; Particle beam handling; Particle therapy; Superconducting magnets; Superconducting magnets; Synchrotrons; Toroidal magnetic fields;
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