CERN has been building a transportable RFQ for use in the examination of art masterpieces based mainly on the PIXE (Proton Induced X-ray Emission) technique with an extracted beam. This new PIXE-RFQ accelerator is very compact, only one meter in length with a power consumption of less than 6 kVA for a beam energy of 2 MeV and an average current of 5 nA. The PIXE-RFQ will be used for the MACHINA (Movable Accelerator for Cultural Heritage In-situ Non-destructive Analysis) project developed jointly by CERN and INFN. This paper will present the detailed design and performances of the PIXE-RFQ as well as the fabrication technologies used and the current status of the project. The beam size and the peak current/duty cycle of the RFQ have been optimised for the Ion Beam Analysis (IBA) of artwork objects.

The CERN PIXE-RFQ, a transportable proton accelerator for the machina project / Mathot S.; Anelli G.; Atieh S.; Bilton A.; Bulat B.; Callamand T.; Calvo S.; Favre G.; Geisser J.-M.; Gerardin A.; Grudiev A.; Lombardi A.; Montesinos E.; Motschmann F.; Pommerenke H.; Richerot P.; Scibor K.; Timmins M.; Vretenar M.; Taccetti F.; Benetti F.; Castelli L.; Chiari M.; Czelusniak C.; Falciano S.; Fedi M.; Mando P.A.; Manetti M.; Matacotta C.; Previtali E.; Ruberto C.; Virgili V.; Giuntini L.. - In: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION B, BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS. - ISSN 0168-583X. - ELETTRONICO. - 459:(2019), pp. 153-157. [10.1016/j.nimb.2019.08.025]

The CERN PIXE-RFQ, a transportable proton accelerator for the machina project

Taccetti F.;Benetti F.;Castelli L.;Chiari M.;Czelusniak C.;Fedi M.;Mando P. A.;Ruberto C.;Giuntini L.
Membro del Collaboration Group
2019

Abstract

CERN has been building a transportable RFQ for use in the examination of art masterpieces based mainly on the PIXE (Proton Induced X-ray Emission) technique with an extracted beam. This new PIXE-RFQ accelerator is very compact, only one meter in length with a power consumption of less than 6 kVA for a beam energy of 2 MeV and an average current of 5 nA. The PIXE-RFQ will be used for the MACHINA (Movable Accelerator for Cultural Heritage In-situ Non-destructive Analysis) project developed jointly by CERN and INFN. This paper will present the detailed design and performances of the PIXE-RFQ as well as the fabrication technologies used and the current status of the project. The beam size and the peak current/duty cycle of the RFQ have been optimised for the Ion Beam Analysis (IBA) of artwork objects.
2019
459
153
157
Mathot S.; Anelli G.; Atieh S.; Bilton A.; Bulat B.; Callamand T.; Calvo S.; Favre G.; Geisser J.-M.; Gerardin A.; Grudiev A.; Lombardi A.; Montesinos E.; Motschmann F.; Pommerenke H.; Richerot P.; Scibor K.; Timmins M.; Vretenar M.; Taccetti F.; Benetti F.; Castelli L.; Chiari M.; Czelusniak C.; Falciano S.; Fedi M.; Mando P.A.; Manetti M.; Matacotta C.; Previtali E.; Ruberto C.; Virgili V.; Giuntini L.
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