A fixed field alternating gradient accelerator for helium therapy

J. Taylor, T. R. Edgecock, R. Seviour, C. Johnstone, S. Green

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Abstract

A non-scaling fixed field alternating gradient (nsFFAG) accelerator is being designed for helium ion therapy. This facility will consist of 2 nested rings, treating with helium ions (He2+) and image with hydrogen ions (H+ 2). Compared to protons, ions deliver a more conformal dose with a significant reduction in range straggling and beam broadening. Carbon ions are currently used and there are no current facilities providing helium therapy. We are investigating the feasibility of an FFAG approach for helium therapy, which has never been previously considered. We investigate emittance and demonstrate that the machine meets isochronicity requirements for fixed frequency RF.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIPAC 2016 - Proceedings of the 7th International Particle Accelerator Conference
PublisherJoint Accelerator Conferences Website (JACoW)
Pages1953-1956
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783954501472
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016
Event7th International Particle Accelerator Conference - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 8 May 201613 May 2016
Conference number: 7
http://www.ipac16.org/
http://accelconf.web.cern.ch/AccelConf/ipac2016/
http://accelconf.web.cern.ch/AccelConf/ipac2016/papers/organize.pdf

Conference

Conference7th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Abbreviated titleIPAC 2016
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityBusan
Period8/05/1613/05/16
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    Taylor, J., Edgecock, T. R., Seviour, R., Johnstone, C., & Green, S. (2016). A fixed field alternating gradient accelerator for helium therapy. In IPAC 2016 - Proceedings of the 7th International Particle Accelerator Conference (pp. 1953-1956). Joint Accelerator Conferences Website (JACoW). http://accelconf.web.cern.ch/accelconf/ipac2016/papers/tupoy022.pdf