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A conceptual design of curved superconducting magnet for a carbon therapy gantry has been proposed. The design can reduce the gantry's size and weight and make it more comparable with gantries used for proton therapy. In this paper we report on a combined function, 5 T, superconducting dipole magnet with a 260 mm bore diameter that is curved 90 degrees at a radius of 1269 mm. The magnet superimposes two layers of oppositely wound and skewed solenoids like windings, energized in a way that nulls the solenoid field and doubles the dipole field component. Furthermore, the combined architecture of the windings can create a selection of field terms that are off the near-pure dipole field. Combined harmonics such as a quadrupole and sextupole are needed to adjust the beam trajectory. Ways to adjust the field and beam trajectory, magnet size and assembly, structure and pre-stress are considered.
Date of Publication: June 2012