2011 Accelerators Article Beams ICNCT14 Physics

Development of a Tandem-Electrostatic-Quadrupole facility for Accelerator-Based Boron Neutron Capture Therapy

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2011

Authors:   A.J. Kreiner,W. Castell,H. Di Paolo,M. Baldo,J. Bergueiro,A.A. Burlon,D. Cartelli,V. Thatar Vento,J.M. Kesque,J. Erhardt,J.C. Ilardo,A.A. Valda,M.E. Debray,H.R. Somacal,J.C. Suarez Sandin,M. Igarzabal,H. Huck,L. Estrada,M. Repetto,M. Obligado,J. Padulo,D.M. Minsky,M. Herrera,S.J. Gonzalez,M.E. Capoulat,
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: We describe the present status of an ongoing project to develop a Tandem-ElectroStatic-Quadrupole (TESQ) accelerator facility for Accelerator-Based (AB)-BNCT. The project final goal is a machine capable of delivering 30mA of 2.4MeV protons to be used in conjunction with a neutron production target based on the 7Li(p,n)7Be reaction. The machine currently being constructed is a folded TESQ with a high-voltage terminal at 0.6MV. We report here on the progress achieved in a number of different areas.