PAMELA - A model for an FFAG based hadron therapy machine

K. Peach, J. Cobb, T. Yokoi, Ian Gardner, Rob Edgecock, Mike Poole, J. Pozimski, Bob Cywinski, Bleddyn Jones, Gilles McKenna, Boris Vojnovic, Melvyn Folkard, Karen Kirkby, Roger Webb, Roger Barlow, Alex Elliott

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Approximately one third of the world's 15000 accelerators are used for tumour therapy and other medical applications [1]. The characteristics of FFAGs make them ideally suited to such applications, as the much smaller magnet size and greater compactness offers considerable cost and operational benefits. In the first stage the work on PAMELA will focus on the optimization of the FFAG design to deliver the specific machine parameters demanded by therapy applications. In this phase of the PAMELA project the effort will concentrate on the design of a semi-scaling type FFAGs to deliver a 450 MeV/u carbon ion beam, including detailed lattice and tracking studies. The second stage will use the existing expertise in the BASROC consortium [2] to undertake a design of the magnets and RF system for PAMELA. An outline of the overall concept of PAMELA will be discussed and the actual status of the work will be presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference, PAC07
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781424409174
ISBN (Print)9781424409167
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference - Albuquerque, United States
Duration: 25 Jun 200729 Jun 2007
Conference number: 22

Publication series

NameIEEE Particle Accelerator Conference
ISSN (Print)1944-4680
ISSN (Electronic)2152-9582


Conference22nd IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference
Abbreviated titlePAC07
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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