DONALD A. SWENSON (LINAC SYSTEMS)
The Proof-of-Principle (POP) prototype of the Rf-Focused Drift tube (RFD) linac structure is currently under test at Linac Systems, after years of delay due to a variety of technical problems. A discussion of these technical problems and their solutions will be presented. The status of these test will be reported. Plans for future development of this linac structure will be revealed. Potential uses of this linac structure for a variety scientific, industrial and medical applications will be described, including: proton linac injectors for proton synchrotrons, compact proton linacs for PET isotope production, epithermal neutron sources for the BNCT application, energy boosters for proton therapy, compact portable neutron sources for thermal neutron radiography, and pulsed cold neutron sources for cold neutron physics and related applications.
* Work supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
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