Status of the Dielectric Wall Accelerator for proton therapy

George J Caporaso, Yu Jiuan Chen, James A. Watson, Don T. Blackfield, Scott D. Nelson, Brian R. Poole, Joel R. Stanley, James S. Sullivan

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Abstract

The Dielectric Wall Accelerator (DWA) offers the potential to produce a high gradient linear accelerator for proton therapy and other applications. The current status of the DWA for proton therapy will be reviewed. Recent progress in SiC photoconductive switch development will be presented. There are serious beam transport challenges in the DWA arising from short pulse excitation of the wall. Solutions to these transport difficulties will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
Pages369-373
Number of pages5
Volume1336
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event21st International Conference on Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry, CAARI 2010 - Fort Worth, TX, United States
Duration: Aug 8 2010Aug 13 2010

Other

Other21st International Conference on Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry, CAARI 2010
CountryUnited States
CityFort Worth, TX
Period8/8/108/13/10

Keywords

  • Alternating gradient quadrupole focusing
  • Alternating phase focusing
  • Dielectric wall accelerators
  • Hadron therapy
  • High gradient insulators
  • Photoconductive switches
  • Proton therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Caporaso, G. J., Chen, Y. J., Watson, J. A., Blackfield, D. T., Nelson, S. D., Poole, B. R., Stanley, J. R., & Sullivan, J. S. (2011). Status of the Dielectric Wall Accelerator for proton therapy. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 1336, pp. 369-373) https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3586122