Project Description: 

As part of the Medical Applications Programme at CERN, a novel very compact radio-frequency quadrupole (RFQ) linear accelerator has been designed. Operating at a frequency of 750 MHz and having adapted beam optics, this RFQ can reach an energy of 5 MeV over a distance of 2 m. It is a suitable alternative to cyclotrons for use in medical applications, for example as an injector for higher energy linacs or as a standalone accelerator for radioisotope production.

First prototype is being manufactured. Beam tests scheduled for 2016.

Some projects using this technology: 
  • Bringing Portable Accelerators Into Museums
    A portable RFQ acclerator expects to open up for new possibilities in art studies.
    cultural-heritage

You are here