Author: Boucher, S.
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WEPA43 Self-Contained Linac Irradiator for the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) 728
  • A. Diego, R.B. Agustsson, R.D. Berry, S. Boucher, O. Chimalpopoca, S.V. Kutsaev, A.Yu. Smirnov, V.S. Yu
    RadiaBeam, Santa Monica, California, USA
  • S.J. Coleman
    RadiaSoft LLC, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  Funding: This work was financed by the US department of energy SBIR grant no. DE- SC0020010.
A 3-MeV X-band linac has been developed employing a cost-effective split structure design in order to replace radioactive isotope irradiators currently used for the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) and other applications. The penetration of a Co-60 irradiator can be matched with Bremsstrahlung produced by a 3-MeV electron beam. The use of electron accelerators eliminates security risks and hazards inherent with radioactive sources. We present the current state of this X-band split structure linac and the rest of the irradiator system.
DOI • reference for this paper ※ doi:10.18429/JACoW-NAPAC2022-WEPA43  
About • Received ※ 04 August 2022 — Revised ※ 06 August 2022 — Accepted ※ 12 August 2022 — Issue date ※ 16 September 2022
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