Author: Fischer, R.L.
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MOPLO15 Engineering and Fabrication of the High Gradient Structure for Compact Ion Therapy Linac 267
  • O. Chimalpopoca, R.B. Agustsson, S.V. Kutsaev, A.Yu. Smirnov, A. Verma
    RadiaBeam, Santa Monica, California, USA
  • A. Barcikowski, R.L. Fischer, B. Mustapha
    ANL, Lemont, Illinois, USA
  RadiaBeam is fabricating a novel ultra-high gradient linear accelerator for the Advanced Compact Carbon Ion LINAC (ACCIL) project. The ACCIL is an Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) led project, in collaboration with RadiaBeam, designed to be capable of delivering sufficiently energized carbon ions and protons while maintaining a 50 m footprint. This is made possible by the development of S-Band 50 MV/m accelerating structures for particles with beta of 0.3 or higher. Such high gradient accelerating structures require particular care in their engineering details and fabrication process to limit the RF breakdown at the operating gradients. The details of fabrication and engineering design of the accelerating structure will be presented.  
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About • paper received ※ 28 August 2019       paper accepted ※ 12 September 2019       issue date ※ 08 October 2019  
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WEPLM72 Design of a High-Gradient S-Band Annular Coupled Structure 762
  • B. Mustapha, A. Abogoda, A. Barcikowski, R.L. Fischer, A. Nassiri
    ANL, Lemont, Illinois, USA
  Funding: This work was supported by the U.S. DOE under Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357 through ANL’s LDRD program.
At Argonne, we have recently developed a conceptual design for a compact linear accelerator for ion beam therapy named ACCIL [1]. A linac-based ion-beam therapy facility offers many advantages over existing synchrotron based facilities. In addition to the reduced footprint, ACCIL offers more flexibility in beam tuning, including pulse-per-pulse energy and intensity modulation and fast switching between ion species. Essential to the compactness of the ACCIL linac are high-gradient structures for low to intermediate velocity ions, capable of accelerating fields of ~ 50 MV/m. For this purpose, we have designed an S-band annular-coupled structure (ACS). An ACS has the desired qualities of high electric field limit, high shunt-impedance, large area for magnetic coupling and good cooling capacity, making it a very promising candidate for high-gradient operations. We here present the optimized RF design for a β ~ 0.4 ACS.
* P. Ostroumov, et al., "Compact Carbon Ion Linac", Proceedings of NAPAC2016, Oct 10-14 2016, Chicago, IL
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About • paper received ※ 04 October 2019       paper accepted ※ 16 November 2020       issue date ※ 08 October 2019  
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