A novel, cylindrical geometry, superconducting pion channel has been constructed at Stanford. It can simultaneously deliver up to 60 radially converging pion beams of the same mean momentum but with individually variable momentum spread (0.0-4.3%). Virtually no tuning of the pion beam is required. Preliminary tests have demonstrated many of the performance characteristics which facilitate the treatment of selected human tumors.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging