Journal Article Emittance matching of a slow extracted beam for a rotating gantry

T., Fujimoto (AEC)  ,  Iwata, Yoshiyuki  ,  Matsuba, Syunya  ,  Fujita, Takashi  ,  Sato, Shinji  ,  Shirai, Toshiyuki  ,  Noda, Koji

The introduction of a heavy-ion rotating gantry is in progress at the Heavy Ion Medical Accelerator in Chiba (HIMAC) for realizing high-precision cancer therapy using heavy ions. A scanning irradiation method will be applied to this gantry course with 48–430 MeV/u beam energy. In the rotating gantry, the horizontal and vertical beam parameters are coupled by its rotation. To maintain a circular spot shape at the isocenter irrespective of the gantry angle, achieving symmetric phase space distribution of the horizontal and vertical beam at the entrance of the rotating gantry is necessary. Therefore, compensating the horizontal and vertical emittance is necessary. We consider using a thin scatterer method to compensate the emittance. After considering the optical design for emittance matching, the scatterer device is located in the high-energy beam transport line. In the beam commissioning, we confirm that the symmetrical spot shape is obtained at the isocenter without depending on the gantry angle.

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