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Development of compact standing-wave guides with on-axis coupler of electron linac for medical radiotherapy and industrial radiography

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Yuzheng, Lin ; Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 ; Dechun, Tong ; Yue, Yang ; Qingxiu, Jin
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A series of completely sealed standing-wave (SW) accelerator guides was developed and installed on 3, 4, 6, 9 and 14 MeV home-made electron linacs for medical and industrial uses. In the development of these SW guides, various subjects, including particle dynamics, microwave properties etc, were studied. The factors influencing the transverse motion were considered analytically and using a simulation code, TRSV. The problem of electron backbombardment in SW linac was analyzed by a 3-dimensional trace code, SB. Simultaneously decreasing the length of the first cavity and the injection voltage can reduced the electron backbombarding power. The code PPDW based on equivalent circuit theory was developed to analyze many microwave characteristics of arbitrarily composed coupled cavity chains. This research contributed to the successful development of the 3, 4, 6, 9 and 14MeV SW accelerator guides. For example, in the recently developed 14MeV SW guide, the beam passes smoothly through a 1.45 m long guide with a beamhole (diameter of 7 mm) without using a focusing solenoid.

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Tsinghua Science and Technology  (Volume:1 ,  Issue: 1 )