A Miniature Linear Accelerator for Cancer Therapy

Success Story

Application Domains

During 2016, the construction of the 750 MHz Radio-Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) was successfully completed. This miniature machine is a linear accelerator - or linac; its small size and low current make the RFQ ideal for use in medical and industrial applications. A licence on the RFQ is held by the CERN spin-off ADAM dedicated to the construction and testing of linacs for medical purposes. The RFQ was tuned in record time, and by the end of July it was ready to be moved to the ADAM premises for high-power conditioning and beam tests.