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CLUSTER: a high frequency H-mode coupled cavity linac for low and medium energies

Amaldi, U, Citterio, A, Crescenti, M, Giuliacci, A, Tronci, C and Zennaro, R (2007) CLUSTER: a high frequency H-mode coupled cavity linac for low and medium energies Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 579 (3). pp. 924-936.

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We propose an innovative linear accelerating structure, particularly suited for hadrontherapy applications. Its two main features are compactness and good power efficiency at low beam velocities: the first is achieved through a high working frequency and a consequent high accelerating gradient, the second is obtained by coupling several H-mode cavities together. The structure is called CLUSTER, which stands for "Coupled-cavity Linac USing Transverse Electric Radial field". In order to compare the performance of this structure with other hadrontherapy linac designs involving high frequencies, a conceptual study has been performed for an operating frequency of 3 GHz. Moreover a proof of principle has been obtained through RF measurements on a prototype operating at 1 GHz. An accelerator complex using a CLUSTER linac is also considered for protontherapy purposes. The whole complex is called cyclinac and is composed of a commercial cyclotron injecting the beam in a high-frequency linac.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mathematics
Authors :
Amaldi, U
Citterio, A
Crescenti, M
Giuliacci, A
Zennaro, R
Date : 2007
DOI : 10.1016/j.nima.2007.05.208
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:21
Last Modified : 10 Jun 2019 13:08

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