Publications by Suzie Sheehy

Fixed field alternating gradient accelerators

Proceedings of the CAS-CERN Accelerator School on Accelerators for Medical Applications CERN 2017 (2017) 321-335

S Sheehy

These notes provide an overview of Fixed-Field Alternating-Gradient (FFAG) accelerators for medical applications. We begin with a review of the basic principles of this type of accelerator, including the scaling and non-scaling types, highlighting beam dynamics issues that are of relevance to hadron accelerators. The potential of FFAG accelerators in the field of hadron therapy is discussed in detail, including an overview of existing medical FFAG designs. The options for FFAG treatment gantries are also considered.

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