2011 Accelerators Article Beams ICNCT14 Physics

Development of high intensity ion sources for a Tandem-Electrostatic-Quadrupole facility for Accelerator-Based Boron Neutron Capture Therapy

Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 2011

Authors:   J. Bergueiro,M. Igarzabal,J.C. {Suarez Sandin},H.R. Somacal,V. Thatar Vento,H. Huck,A.A. Valda,M. Repetto,A.J. Kreiner,
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Abstract: Several ion sources have been developed and an ion source test stand has been mounted for the first stage of a Tandem-Electrostatic-Quadrupole facility For Accelerator-Based Boron Neutron Capture Therapy. A first source, designed, fabricated and tested is a dual chamber, filament driven and magnetically compressed volume plasma proton ion source. A 4mA beam has been accelerated and transported into the suppressed Faraday cup. Extensive simulations of the sources have been performed using both 2D and 3D self-consistent codes.