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RIS citation export for WEPGW083: Quadrated Dielectric-Filled Reentrant Cavity Resonator as a Proton Beam Position Diagnostic

AU  - Srinivasan, S.
AU  - Duperrex, P.-A.
AU  - Schippers, J.M.
ED  - Boland, Mark
ED  - Tanaka, Hitoshi
ED  - Button, David
ED  - Dowd, Rohan
ED  - Schaa, Volker RW
ED  - Tan, Eugene
TI  - Quadrated Dielectric-Filled Reentrant Cavity Resonator as a Proton Beam Position Diagnostic
J2  - Proc. of IPAC2019, Melbourne, Australia, 19-24 May 2019
CY  - Melbourne, Australia
T2  - International Particle Accelerator Conference
T3  - 10
LA  - english
AB  - Low proton beam intensities (0.1-40 nA) are used for medical treatment of tumours at the PROSCAN facility in Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI). A cavity resonator using four quadrants operating in a dipole mode resonance has been developed to measure beam positions at these low intensities. The TM110 resonance frequency of 145.7 MHz is matched to the second harmonic of the beam pulse repetition rate (i.e.72.85 MHz). HFSS (High Frequency Structural Simulator) provides the BPM geometry and important parameters such as pickup position; dielectric dimensions etc. Comparison of test bench measurement and simulation provides good agreement. The measured position and signal sensitivity are limited by the noise, so that a position signal can be derived at beam intensities of at least 10 nA . We will discuss potential methods to increase the sensitivity. The dipole cavity resonator can be a promising candidate as a non-invasive position di-agnostic at the low proton beam intensities used in pro-ton therapy
PB  - JACoW Publishing
CP  - Geneva, Switzerland
SP  - 2676
EP  - 2679
KW  - cavity
KW  - dipole
KW  - pick-up
KW  - proton
KW  - simulation
DA  - 2019/06
PY  - 2019
SN  - 978-3-95450-208-0
DO  - DOI: 10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-WEPGW083
UR  - http://jacow.org/ipac2019/papers/wepgw083.pdf
ER  -