2011 Accelerators Article Beams ICNCT14 Physics

Accelerator tube construction and characterization for a tandem-electrostatic-quadrupole for accelerator-based boron neutron capture therapy

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2011

Authors:   D. Cartelli,V. Thatar Vento,W. Castell,H. Di Paolo,J.M. Kesque,J. Bergueiro,A.A. Valda,J. Erhardt,A.J. Kreiner,
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: The accelerator tubes are essential components of the accelerator. Their function is to transport and accelerate a very intense proton or deuteron beam through the machine, from the ion source to the neutron production target, without significant losses. In this contribution, we discuss materials selected for the tube construction, the procedures used for their assembly and the testing performed to meet the stringent requirements to which it is subjected.