Progress on a 30-350 MeV normal-conducting scaling FFAG for proton therapy

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Abstract

We present our progress on a new design for a 30-350 MeV scaling FFAG for proton therapy and tomography - NORMA (NOrmal-conducting Racetrack Medical Accelerator) which allows the realisation of proton computed tomography (pCT) and utilises normal conducting magnets in both a circular and racetrack configuration which are designed using advanced optimisation algorithms developed in PyZ-goubi. The ring and racetrack configurations have average circumferences of around 60 and 70 m respectively, peak magnetic fields of < 1.8 T, average orbit excursions lt; 50 cm and dynamic aperture calculations of > 50 mm.mrad using a novel technique. The racetrack design has a total magnetfree straight length of 4.9 m at two opposing points, designed to ease injection and extraction systems.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2015
PublisherJACoW
Pages2285-2288
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783954501687
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event6th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2015 - Richmond, United States
Event duration: 3 May 20158 May 2015

Conference

Conference6th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2015
CountryUnited States
CityRichmond
Period3/05/158/05/15