A variable energy (3-7 MeV) and pulsed current (0.1-100 μA) proton beam has been made available for different applications (radiobiology experiments, detectors development, material studies) in an irradiation facility at ENEA-Frascati based on the 7 MeV injector of the proton-therapy linac under realization in the framework of the TOP-IMPLART Project. It is a 425 MHz linear accelerator consisting in a 3 MeV RFQ followed by a DTL up to 7 MeV (PL-7 ACCSYSHITACHI model) followed by an horizontal and a vertical beam transport line. The latter one is particularly suitable for radiobiology in vitro studies allowing to irradiate besides cell monolayers also cell growing in suspension culture. The paper describes the facility and the recent results of the experimental activity. Copyright © 2014 CC-BY-3.0 and by the respective authors.

Experimental activity in the ENEA-Frascati irradiation facility with 3-7 MeV protons

Snels, C.;Marino, C.;Balduzzi, M.;Vincenti, M.A.;Surrenti, V.;Ronsivalle, C.;Piccinini, M.;Picardi, L.;Nenzi, P.;Montereali, R.M.;Carpanese, M.;Bonfigli, F.;Ampollini, A.;Vadrucci, M.
2014

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A variable energy (3-7 MeV) and pulsed current (0.1-100 μA) proton beam has been made available for different applications (radiobiology experiments, detectors development, material studies) in an irradiation facility at ENEA-Frascati based on the 7 MeV injector of the proton-therapy linac under realization in the framework of the TOP-IMPLART Project. It is a 425 MHz linear accelerator consisting in a 3 MeV RFQ followed by a DTL up to 7 MeV (PL-7 ACCSYSHITACHI model) followed by an horizontal and a vertical beam transport line. The latter one is particularly suitable for radiobiology in vitro studies allowing to irradiate besides cell monolayers also cell growing in suspension culture. The paper describes the facility and the recent results of the experimental activity. Copyright © 2014 CC-BY-3.0 and by the respective authors.
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