Engineering prototype for a compact medical dielectric wall accelerator

Anthony Zografos, Terence Brown, Andi Heninga, Vladimir Joshkin, Kevin Leung, Dave Pearson, Henry Pearce-Percy, Mario Rougieri, Yoko Parker, John Weir, Donald Blackfield, Yu Jiuan Chen, George J Caporaso, Steven Falabella, Gary Guethlein, Steve Hawkins, Scott Nelson, Brian Poole, Jim Watson, Robert W. HammReinard Beckerd

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A compact accelerator system architecture based on the dielectric wall accelerator (DWA) for medical proton beam therapy has been developed by the Compact Particle Acceleration Corporation (CPAC). The major subsystems are a Radio Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) injection system, a pulsed kicker to select the desired proton bunches, and a DWA linear accelerator incorporating a high gradient insulator (HGI) with stacked Blumleins to produce the required acceleration energy. An engineering prototype has been constructed and characterized, and these results will be used within the next three years to develop an extremely compact 150 MeV system capable of modulating energy, beam current, and spot size on a shot-to-shot basis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIPAC 2011 - 2nd International Particle Accelerator Conference
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2011 - Kursaal, San Sebastian, Spain
Duration: Sep 4 2011Sep 9 2011


Other2nd International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2011
CityKursaal, San Sebastian

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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