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TY - CONF AU - Sato, M. AU - Fang, Z. AU - Fukuda, M.K. AU - Fukui, Y. AU - Futatsukawa, K. AU - Hasegawa, K. AU - Honda, Y. AU - Ikegami, K. AU - Kobayashi, H. AU - Kubota, C. AU - Kumada, H. AU - Kurihara, T. AU - Matsumoto, Y. AU - Miura, T. AU - Miyajima, T. AU - Nagura, N. AU - Naito, F. AU - Nanmo, K. AU - Obina, T. AU - Ohba, T. AU - Onishi, T. AU - Ouchi, T. AU - Sakurayama, H. AU - Shibata, T. AU - Sugimura, T. AU - Takagi, A. AU - Takasaki, E. AU - Tanaka, Su. ED - Schaa, Volker RW ED - Pei, Guoxi ED - Chin, Yong Ho ED - Fu, Shinian ED - Zhao, Ning TI - Commissioning Status of the Linac for the iBNCT Project J2 - Proc. of LINAC2018, Beijing, China, 16-21 September 2018 CY - Beijing, China T2 - Linear Accelerator Conference T3 - 29 LA - english AB - Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) is one of the particle-beam therapies which use secondary products from a neutron capture on boron medicaments implanted into cancer cells. This has been originally studied with neutrons from nuclear reactors, meanwhile, many activities have been recently projected with accelerator-based neutron generation. In the iBNCT (Ibaraki BNCT) project, the accelerator is consisted with a radio frequency quadrupole (RFQ) and an Alvarez type drift-tube linac (DTL). Protons extracted from an ion source are accelerated up to 3 MeV and 8 MeV, respectively, and bombarded onto a beryllium target to generate neutrons. The design of the linac is based on the J-PARC one, but the most significant difference is the higher duty factor to have a sufficient epithermal neutron flux for BNCT. We have started the commissioning from the end of 2016, and the beam current of 1.3 mA with a repetition of 50 Hz has been achieved with an acceptable stability. Further beam commissioning and reinforcement of the vacuum and cooling water system will be performed toward higher beam current. In this contribution, the current status and future prospects of the linac will be presented. PB - JACoW Publishing CP - Geneva, Switzerland SP - 174 EP - 176 KW - rfq KW - neutron KW - operation KW - target KW - DTL DA - 2019/01 PY - 2019 SN - 2226-0366 SN - 978-3-95450-194-6 DO - DOI: 10.18429/JACoW-LINAC2018-MOPO082 UR - http://jacow.org/linac2018/papers/mopo082.pdf ER -