A non linear transport line for the optimization of F18 production by the TOP Linac injector

C. Ronsivalle, C. Cianfarani, G. Messina, G.L. Orlandi, L. Picardi, E. Cisbani, S. Frullani

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Abstract

The injector of the TOP Linac (Oncological Therapy with Protons), under development by ENEA and ISS consists in a 7 MeV, 425 MHz RFQ+DTL (AccSys Model PL-7). It is actually in operation at ENEA-Frascati laboratories for the production of the positron-emitting radionuclide F18 for PET analyses by an intense proton beam (8 - 10 mA, 50 - 100 μs, 30 - 100 Hz). At the exit of the injector, the beam is guided through a magnetic channel to a target composed by a thin chamber (0.35 mm thick and 1 inch diameter) containing water enriched with O18. Two techniques aimed to flatten the proton beam distribution and so optimize the radioisotope production are compared: a spot scanning system and the use of a non-linear magnet system including octupoles. In the paper the details of the beam dynamic study and the first measurements results are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event10th European Particle Accelerator Conference, EPAC 2006 - , United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …

Conference

Conference10th European Particle Accelerator Conference, EPAC 2006
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period1/1/06 → …

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Ronsivalle, C., Cianfarani, C., Messina, G., Orlandi, G. L., Picardi, L., Cisbani, E., & Frullani, S. (2006). A non linear transport line for the optimization of F18 production by the TOP Linac injector. Paper presented at 10th European Particle Accelerator Conference, EPAC 2006, United Kingdom.