Particle Accelerators and Detectors for medical Applications

Research on particle accelerators is centered on the 18 MeV cyclotron. In particular, a method to obtain low currents down to the pA range was developed and an innovative apparatus to measure on-line the transverse beam emittance using 4 UniBEaM detectors was built and tested. Developments on particle detectors focus on beam monitoring and radiation hardness of silicon pixel sensors. Activities related to proton therapy are conducted in collaboration with the Centre for Proton Therapy (CPT) at PSI.