LINAC


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LINACLinear Accelerator
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The roughly 90-meter-long (295 feet) Linac 4 will be more than thrice as strong as the currently used Linac 2, which accelerates protons to energies of about 50 megaelectronvolts (MeV).
Carmel Barnett, Radiotherapy Services Manager, said: "Radiation therapy is continually changing and improving, and Linac machines are used in new and innovative ways.
Elekta is working on the next generation of the linac, which will combine a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device with a linac.
She said the LINAC uses microwave technology similar to that used for radar to accelerate electrons in a part of the accelerator called the "wave guide.
Jennifer said: "The LinAc is an amazing machine which will really make a di erence to the treatment of cancer in animals.
After SLAC's linac accelerates very short pulses of electrons to 99.
They are able to learn to use the linac at their own pace, in a stress-free environment where they can learn from any mistakes.
This information is then transmitted to the computer-controlled, six-axis KUKA KR 210 robot to initialize the pointing of the linac beam.
The move follows the award of $18 M to Cornell earlier this year from the National Science Foundation to start development of the energy-recovery LINAC.
When completed, LENS will consist of a 13 MeV proton linac capable of producing a time-average current of 2.
The LINAC system is an alternative to the Gamma Knife radiosurgery system.
It is an electron recirculating induction linac designed to be a model for a larger accelerator.