Challenges in 11C charge breeding

J. Pitters, M. Breitenfeldt, H. Pahl, A. Pikin, F. Wenander
2019 Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Reseach B  
In this paper we discuss the possibilities of using a charge breeding scheme based on an Electron Beam Ion Source for beam preparation of a radioactive 11 C beam for hadron therapy. Test measurements under extreme operating conditions were conducted at the REX-ISOLDE facility to explore the limitations of the charge breeder for high-intensity, low-repetition-rate, molecular CO + beams. Based on our findings, we discuss different possible scenarios of coupling a charge breeder with either a
more » ... with either a medical synchrotron or linear accelerator. This paper is a highly condensed version of an exhaustive report on the topic [1], which we would like to refer to for further details.
doi:10.1016/j.nimb.2019.05.046 fatcat:podjllbikva7dcgtirrqs5hyty