Compact accelerator concept for proton therapy

George J Caporaso, S. Sampayan, Y. J. Chen, J. Harris, S. Hawkins, C. Holmes, M. Krogh, S. Nelson, W. Nunnally, A. Paul, B. Poole, M. Rhodes, D. Sanders, K. Selenes, J. Sullivan, L. Wang, J. Watson

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A new type of compact induction accelerator is under development at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory that promises to increase the average accelerating gradient by at least an order of magnitude over that of existing induction machines. The machine is based on the use of high gradient vacuum insulators, advanced dielectric materials and switches and is being developed as a compact flash X-ray radiography source. Research describing an extreme variant of this technology aimed at proton therapy for cancer will be presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)777-781
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number1-2 SPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Dielectric wall accelerator
  • High gradient
  • Proton therapy
  • Pulsed accelerator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Instrumentation
  • Surfaces and Interfaces


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