Special Issue "Novel Applications of Accelerators and Radio Frequency Systems"

A special issue of Physics (ISSN 2624-8174). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Robert Apsimon
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Department of Engineering, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YW, UK
Interests: high-power RF electronics; radiotherapy; nonlinear and off-axis beam dynamics; feedback electronics and filter design; interactions between charged particle beams and RF electromagnetic fields; broadband RF acceleration; accelerator physics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Particle accelerators are used for a wide range of applications, and while high-energy physics is the most high profile, the vast majority of accelerators are used for commercial applications. Some of the key areas that accelerators are used for include medical, security, industrial and environmental applications. Commercial accelerators typically rely on mature technologies to ensure robustness, but are used for a wide range of novel applications.

 

Accelerator technology has become essential to addressing a range of global challenges, including access to clean water, global security and improving the quality of life. While much of the focus of research is on the accelerator and beam dynamics, many of these accelerator systems involve a complicated interplay between subsystems and the optimization of the beam interactions with a target.

 

In this Special Issue, we invite articles and reviews focused on any key aspects relating to the overall accelerator system, in particular where focusing on novel applications of accelerators, or on novel development of components or subsystems of accelerator systems relating to the applications of accelerators, such as the RF system.

 

Dr. Robert Apsimon
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • accelerators
  • RF system
  • beam interactions
  • accelerator applications and technologies
  • novelty in accelerator systems

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Initial Studies of Electron Beams as a Means of Modifying Collagen
Physics 2021, 3(2), 220-239; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/physics3020017 - 25 Apr 2021
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We present the initial design studies and specifications for an accelerator and conveyor system to irradiate collagen samples, modifying properties such as the putrescibility and mechanical behaviours in a paradigm shift from existing, widely used technology. We show the integrated design requirements for [...] Read more.
We present the initial design studies and specifications for an accelerator and conveyor system to irradiate collagen samples, modifying properties such as the putrescibility and mechanical behaviours in a paradigm shift from existing, widely used technology. We show the integrated design requirements for a magnetic rastering scheme to move the beam position in order to ensure a uniform dose distribution over the full surface of the hide and discuss its dependence on factors such as the size of the hide, the beam current and conveyor speed. We also present initial energy deposition studies using beam particle interaction simulation program G4beamline, in order to determine the numerical beam parameters and angle of incidence needed to ensure a uniform depth-dose distribution throughout the hide thickness. Full article
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