Thin Internal Target Studies in a Compact FFAG

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

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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)
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783954501823
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2017
Event8th International Particle Accelerator Conference - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 14 May 201719 May 2017
Conference number: 8 (Link to Conference Website )


Conference8th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Abbreviated titleIPAC'17
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