Accelerators for Medical Applications – Radio Frequency Powering

Eric Montesinos

Abstract


This paper reviews the main types of radio-frequency powering systems which may be used for medical applications. It gives the essentials on vacuum tubes, including tetrodes, klystrons, and inductive output tubes, and the essentials on transistors. The basics of combining systems, splitting systems, and transmission lines are discussed. The paper concludes with a case study specific to medical applications, including overall efficiency and cost analysis regarding the various available technologies.

Keywords


Vacuum tube; tetrode; klystron; IOT; transistor; transmission lines.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23730/CYRSP-2017-001.119

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