The next seminar in the joint UK seminar series will be given by Prof. Roger Barlow (University of Huddersfield) on IsoDAR@YEMILAB and its Next-generation Proton Cyclotron. The seminar will be given via Zoom at 16.15 UK time on Thursday 12th May and can be accessed on the seminar series Indico page.
The IsoDAR cyclotron design, for a neutrino experiment at YEMILAB, Korea, produces 60 MeV protons with a beam current of 10mA. This is an order of magnitude larger than that from conventional machines and will be a game changer for medical isotope production.
This is achieved through three innovations: use of H+2 as the accelerated particle, deploying an RFQ in place of the usual LEBT system, and harnessing the 'vortex motion' of the high current beam to reduce the transverse beam dimension. These will be explained, and the current status and prospects outlined.