Apr 22 – 26, 2024
Orto Botanico di Roma
Europe/Rome timezone

The current status of the compact proton accelerator at KAHVE-Lab

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Orto Botanico di Roma

Botanical Garden of Rome Museum of Sapienza University of Rome Largo Cristina di Svezia 24 00165 Roma, RM


Dr Atacan Kilicgedik (KAHVELab)


The linear accelerator system of the Proton Testbeam at the Kandilli campus (known as the PTAK project) at Boğaziçi University is focused on constructing an experimental setup for Proton-Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) analysis, aimed at elemental analysis of historical artifacts. A microwave ion source and a low-energy beam transfer (LEBT) section have already been built. Additionally, an 800 MHz Radio Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) has been designed to accelerate the proton beam to 2 MeV energy within a distance shorter than one meter in KAHVE-Lab, Turkey. Furthermore, a prototype module of the four-vane RFQ has been produced and subjected to mechanical, vacuum, and electromagnetic tests to adjust pressure, EM field, and frequency parameters to the desired operational settings. This study introduces a general framework regarding the current status of the PTAK project and discusses ongoing commissioning studies.

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Dr Atacan Kilicgedik (KAHVELab)

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