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The XXX International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics (Neutrino 2022)

30 May 2022 to 4 June 2022
Virtual Seoul
Asia/Seoul timezone

A New Family of Cyclotrons for Particle Physics, Medical Physics, and Other Applications

Not scheduled
5m
Virtual Seoul

Virtual Seoul

Poster New neutrino technologies

Speakers

Prof. Janet Conrad (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Daniel Winklehner (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Description

Based on the IsoDAR 60 MeV/amu compact cyclotron design, which introduces several novel ideas for this type of particle accelerator, we describe a new family of high-current cyclotrons with energy from 1 to 60 MeV as a tool for particle physics, isotope production, and other uses. The design is modular, with design features upstream of 1 MeV identical for any energy and easily customized equipment downstream to reach the desired energy. The cyclotrons accelerate 5 mA of $\mathrm{H}_2^+$, which is then extracted and stripped of the binding electron to produce 10 mA of protons, regardless of design energy. Multiple beamlines can be fed from a single cyclotron by partially occluding the beam with extraction foils. Because the accelerators are low-cost and relatively small, they can be installed at local sites. We describe the main design features and novelties alongside an extensive simulation effort. We further describe several applications at 5 MeV (for $^{18}$F production for medical imaging), 15 MeV ($\nu_e$ flux measurements by targeting $^{27}$Al), and 60 MeV (IsoDAR, a definitive search for sterile neutrinos and non-standard interactions).

Collaboration IsoDAR

Primary authors

Prof. Janet Conrad (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Daniel Winklehner (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

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