ELIMED: MEDICAL APPLICATION AT ELI-BEAMLINES. STATUS OF THE COLLABORATION AND FIRST RESULTS

Francesco Schillaci, Giuseppe A. P. Cirrone, George Korn, Mario Maggiore, Daniele Margarone, Luciano Calabretta, Salvatore Cavallaro, Giacomo Cuttone, Santo Gammino, Josef Krasa, Jan Prokupek, Andriy Velyhan, Marcella Renis, Francesco Romano, Barbara Tomasello, Lorenzo Torrisi, Mariapompea Cutroneo, Antonella Tramontana

Abstract


ELI-Beamlines is one of the four pillars of the ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) pan-European project. It will be an ultrahigh-intensity, high repetition-rate, femtosecond laser facility whose main goal is to generate and apply high-brightness X-ray sources and accelerated charged particles. In particular, medical applications are treated by the ELIMED task force, which has been launched by collaboration between ELI and INFN researchers. ELIMED aims to demonstrate the clinical applicability of laser accelerated ions. In this article, the state of the ELIMED project and the first scientific results are reported. The design and realisation of a preliminary beam handling system and of an advanced spectrometer for diagnostics of high energy (multi-MeV) laser-accelerated ion beams will also be briefly presented.

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ISSN 1210-2709 (Print)
ISSN 1805-2363 (Online)
Published by the Czech Technical University in Prague