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W.Joho 2007 Potential of Cyclotrons Werner Joho, PSI FFAG 2007, Grenoble 12.april 2007.

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1 W.Joho 2007 Potential of Cyclotrons Werner Joho, PSI FFAG 2007, Grenoble 12.april 2007

2 W.Joho 2007 State of the Art Accelerator Facilities Ringcyclotron 590 MeV protons 1.2 MW average Beam Power high Intensity Muon Beams   /s, 10 8   /s Spallation Neutron Source n/s Radiation Therapy with Spot Scanning and rotating Gantry Swiss Light Source SLS (2.4 GeV Electron Storage Ring) extremely stable photon beams ( < 0.5  m) „top-up“ and „fast orbit feedback“ (FOFB) superconducting cyclotron

3 W.Joho 2007 PSI East PSI West Aare psi forum Auditorium SLS Neutron Source Aerial View

4 W.Joho 2007 The first Cyclotron 1931 E.O.Lawrence, M.S.Livingston Berkeley, California 4 inch diameter 1 kV on the Dee 80 keV Protons

5 W.Joho years later (1974) Ring Cyclotron 590 MeV Protons 15 m Diameter Hans Willax, Jean Paul Blaser, Villigen, Switzerland

6 W.Joho 2007 Comet Cyclotron Radiation Therapy with 250 MeV Protons Cyclotron: superconducting Magnet, 3m Ø Collaboration: ACCEL & PSI

7 W.Joho 2007 Comet Cyclotron, 250 MeV Protons superconducting Magnet with 4 Sectors The spiral structure is responsible for the vertical beam focusing 0.5 m

8 W.Joho 2007 Proton Therapy with PROSCAN (3D-spot scanning) SC-CYCLOTRON DEGRADER => Rangeshifter (2-30cm) sweeper 1 Does Modulation Patient- table   sweeper 2 Proton Beam 250 MeV Dipole Gantry

9 W.Joho 2007 Cyclotrons Synchro - cyclotron Isochronous Cyclotron classical Cyclotron CW-beam single pole with sectors CW-beam pulsed beam Ring Cyclotron non relativistic energy limit single pole FFAG with sectors

10 W.Joho 2007 Accelerator Facilities with 4 Cyclotrons Injector 1: Nuclear Physics + Eye Tumours Injector 2: Injection + Isotopes for Hospitals Ring Cyclotron: Muons, Pions, Neutrons, Proton Therapy superconducting Cyclotron: Proton Therapy

11 W.Joho 2007 Injector II Injection Line 870 keV Extraction Line 72 MeV Protons (after 100 turns) Resonator 50 MHz

12 W.Joho 2007 Recipe for high Intensity  continuos beam (cw)  very low extraction losses => separated turns with large turn separation dR at extraction => high energy gain per turn, powerful RF-system with high voltage cavities dR ~ Radius R => large machine radius !! the last 5 turns in the Injector II dR

13 W.Joho 2007 Ringcyclotron 590 MeV Protons 1.2 MW Beam Power (world record!) 8 Magnet à 250 Tons 4 Cavities à 700 kV (upgrade to 1MV) Extraction ≈ %

14 W.Joho 2007 RF Cavity Ring Cyclotron 590 MeV, 50.7 MHz original version: aluminum, V=730 kV 300 kW power loss 216 turns at 2 mA: 300 kW power/cavity delivered to the beam new cavity: copper, V = 1 MV 500 kW power loss 160 turns, current limit > 3 mA ?

15 W.Joho 2007 Ring Cyclotron y [mm] x [mm] Contour lines of the magnetic field scaling of average field: B 0 (R) ~ γ Increase from MeV: 55% 2 T 1.5 T

16 W.Joho 2007 Orbits in Ring Cyclotron Extraction Septum RF Cavity Magnet Sector 6 Orbits plotted at equidistant energies: 75, 177, 279, 381, 483, 585 MeV (R ~ β)

17 W.Joho 2007 how to scare young students!! better approach to get focusing frequencies: 1. simple approximations 2. numerical calculations Q r 2 ≈  +k Q z 2 ≈ -k +F (1+2tan 2  ) (Al Garren 1962)

18 W.Joho 2007 Flattop Voltage gives minimum energy spread

19 W.Joho 2007 Ring Cyclotron (1980) turns , MeV

20 W.Joho 2007 Advantages of Ring Cyclotron (Hans Willax 1963) magnetic field and RF system are decoupled many cavities (incl. flattop!) with high voltage strong vertical focusing small magnet gap low power consumption total magnet weight as low as for a compact warm magnet straight sections easy construction of injection and extraction elements (no kickers !) lots of space for diagnostic and correction elements fast crossing of resonances good turn separation, low extraction losses high intensity penalty: requires injector!

21 W.Joho 2007 Properties of Cyclotrons => high Intensity (few mA) => polarized Ions (few  A) Coincidence Experiments with high Event Rates continuos Beam allows easy Tuning of Accelerator in all 6 Dimensions transv.:  1 mm mrad (norm.)  E/E ≈  t ≈ 0.3 ns Pulse Selection at low Energy gives flexible microscopic Time Structure for Time of Flight Experiments all Ions from p to U Energies: p: up to 600 MeV => limit ≈ 10 GeV ? Ions: up to 500 MeV/n versatile CW-Beamsexcellent Beam Quality

22 W.Joho 2007 Current Limit in Ring Cyclotron Longitudinal space charge forces increase the energy spread => higher extraction losses => limit on beam current Remedy: higher voltage V on the RF cavities => lower turn number n (V·n = const.) There are 3 effects, each giving a factor V(~1/n): 1) beam charge density ~ n 2) total path length in the cyclotron ~ n 3) turn separation ~ V W.Joho, 9th Int. Cyclotron conference CAEN (1981) current limit ~ V 3 !  2000

23 W.Joho 2007 Cyclotrons are still attractive !  Commercial Cyclotrons for Radiation Therapy and Isotope Production  Acceleration of Radioactive Beams  Injectors for Ion Storage Rings  Intense Neutron Sources, replacing Reactors  Energy Amplifier Concept (Carlo Rubbia)  Transmutation of Nuclear Waste

24 W.Joho 2007 „slow“ Neutrons for Material Research Production of fast Neutrons slowing down in Moderator 1. Fission of Uranium (U 235 ) in a Reactor 2. Spallation of heavy Nuclei (e.g. lead) by Bombardment with Protons from an Accelerator => safe and fast turning off !

25 W.Joho 2007 Spallation Neutrons

26 W.Joho 2007 Energy Amplifier Concept (C.Rubbia) Example for a test facility: the 600 MeV PSI Cyclotron operating at 3 mA (1.8 MW) could produce 100 MW th from a reactor running with a criticality factor k=0.95 For a real power plant with 1 Gw el one needs an accelerator with 50 mA at 1 GeV => Linac

27 W.Joho 2007 Proton Therapy Irradiation of Tumour from different Directions with Gantry  minimal Dose at Surface

28 W.Joho 2007 Spotscanning (E.Pedroni) still world wide the only Gantry with Proton Scanning ! X Sweepermagnet (fast) 5 ms/step Y Range-shifter (moderate speed) 30 ms Z Patient Table (slow) 10 mm/s Tim Spot-Dosis Monitor + Kicker 100 us Scanning Elements : –Pencil Beam: 7 mm in Air –Volume Scanning on a 5 mm Grid: 10’000 Application Points per Liter

29 W.Joho 2007 Brain Tumour Irradiation with Protons by Spot-Scanning (E.Pedroni, PSI)

30 W.Joho 2007 References More information on the PSI Accelerator Facilities can be found in: Some foils from talks by the author are found in: vortraegeWernerJoho.php In the paper “Fun with Formulas” there is e.g. a cute approximation for the end fields of a magnet with a binomial formula.


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