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A novel method for efficient analysis of ion beam acceleration in an isochronous cyclotron is proposed. Numerical simulation is used to perform multiple beam dynamics analyses on the conveniently chosen subsets of data; consequently, the total quantity of studied data is significantly reduced. The obtained results provide direct insight into beam behavior and quality of acceleration. Therefore, the analysis is not only efficient, but detailed and systematic as well. It is used to assess the impact of the accelerated orbit optimization to the enhancement of acceleration efficiency when study is extended from a single test ion to the complete ion beam consideration.
Date of Publication: April 2012