Thin Internal Target Studies in a Compact FFAG

D. Bruton, T. R. Edgecock, R. Barlow, C. Johnstone

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Abstract

The production of radioisotopes using a thin internal target and recycled beam within a compact FFAG design has been studied. Radioisotopes have a wide range of uses in medicine, and recent disruption to the supply chain has seen a renewed effort to find alternative isotopes and production methods. The FFAG design features separate sector magnets with non-scaling, non-linear field gradients which are optimized with magnet geometry to achieve isochronisity at the level of 0.3%, sufficient for Continuous Wave (CW) operation. Simulations have demonstrated that beam currents of up to 10mA can comfortably be achieved with this design. To further improve production efficiency a thin internal target, where the beam passes through the target and is recirculated, may be used. This setup ensures that production takes place within a narrow energy range, potentially increasing production rates and reducing impurities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIPAC 2017 - Proceedings of the 8th International Particle Accelerator Conference
EditorsGianluigi Arduini, Mats Lindroos, Juliana Pranke, Volker RW Schaa, Mike Seidel
PublisherJoint Accelerator Conferences Website (JACoW)
Pages2411-2413
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783954501823
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2017
Event8th International Particle Accelerator Conference - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 14 May 201719 May 2017
Conference number: 8
https://ipac17.org/ (Link to Conference Website )

Conference

Conference8th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Abbreviated titleIPAC'17
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period14/05/1719/05/17
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