Progress in laser-driven ion acceleration towards applications in radiotherapy

P McKenna, M Borghesi, D Neely, Z Najmudin, M Zepf, K Prise

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Abstract

We will outline recent progress, in the UK ASAIL laser-ion acceleration programme, which aims to advance laser-driven ion beams to the point at which they will become a serious alternative to conventional accelerators for radiotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), 2014 Conference on
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Print)978155752992
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2014
Event2014 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2014 - San Jose, United States
Duration: 8 Jun 201413 Jun 2014

Conference

Conference2014 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period8/06/1413/06/14

Keywords

  • acceleration
  • laser beams
  • ion beams
  • laser applications
  • medical treatment
  • ion accelerators
  • radiotherapy accelerator

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    McKenna, P., Borghesi, M., Neely, D., Najmudin, Z., Zepf, M., & Prise, K. (2014). Progress in laser-driven ion acceleration towards applications in radiotherapy. In Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), 2014 Conference on [6988341] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1364/CLEO_AT.2014.ATh4P.4