Zhao, H. B. and Carter, Richard G. and Hannaford, C. D. and Zhou, P. and Hughes, E. A. (1995) The improvement of the output performance of a low-energy medical standing-wave accelerator. Nuclear Instruments and Methods A, 356 (2-3). pp. 552-557. ISSN 0168-9002Full text not available from this repository.
An important objective in the operation of low energy medical standing wave linear accelerators for medical X-ray use, is to limit the spread of energies into the low energy region in order to reduce skin dose to a minimum. This article suggests how this might be achieved by adjustment of the timing of the electron beam pulse relative to the rf power pulse. A theoretical model of a tube based on equivalent circuits is examined to support this proposal. In addition, parameters which affect the dose rate are optimized, in particular the beam loading, and the coupling constant between the accelerator tube and the rf power source.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Nuclear Instruments and Methods A|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering|
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
|Deposited By:||Prof Richard G. Carter|
|Deposited On:||27 Jul 2009 09:50|
|Last Modified:||24 Jan 2014 05:16|
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