AGOR status report

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Abstract

The operations of the superconducting cyclotron AGOR over the past years will be reviewed. Reliability issues encountered after nearly 25 years of operation and mitigation measures to warrant reliable operation for the coming decade will be discussed. The research performed with AGOR has significantly shifted from fundamental physics to radiation biology and medical radiation physics, both in collaboration with the Groningen Proton Therapy Center, and radiation hardness studies. The radiation biology research will be substantially expanded in the coming years with a new beam line for image guided preclinical research. For this research new dose delivery modalities including scanning, spatial fractionation and very high dose rates are developed. In addition, a new program has been started on the production of exotic nuclei, for which a new superconducting solenoid fragment separator will be developed. For the radiation hardness testing a cocktail beam at 30 MeV/amu with several ion species up to Xe has been developed and is now routinely delivered for experiments. A cocktail at 15 MeV/amu up to Bi is under development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCYC 2019 - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Cyclotrons and their Applications
PublisherJACoW Publishing
Pages257-259
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783954502059
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event22nd International Conference on Cyclotrons and their Applications, CYC 2019 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 22-Sept-201927-Sept-2019

Publication series

NameCYC 2019 - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Cyclotrons and their Applications

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Cyclotrons and their Applications, CYC 2019
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period22/09/201927/09/2019

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