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COnstruction of a Non-scaling FFAG for Oncology, Research and Medicine

The non-scaling fixed-field alternating gradient accelerator - or NS-FFAG - offers the prospect of smaller, simpler, cheaper accelerators operating with a high frequency and a high duty cycle. The project will build a 20 MeV electron accelerator, EMMA to test the principle and design a proton accelerator for medical applications, PAMELA, while investigating other possible applications, from archaeology to zoology. Here in the JAI, our main focus is on the medical application PAMELA – the Particle Accelerator for MEdicaL Applications – where the aim is to develop the design of a cancer treatment facility using protons and light ions such as Carbon to treat certain types of cancer that are otherwise difficult to treat.