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Laser ion acceleration for hadron therapy

 a, b, c,  d,  b, c,  e,  f,  g,  d,  h
a Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Vavilova 38, Moscow, 119942, Russian Federation
b Kansai Photon Science Institute, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 8-1-7 Umemidai, Kyoto, Kizugawa-shi, 619-0215, Japan
c Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (National Research University), Institutskii per. 9, Dolgoprudny, Moscow Region, 141701, Russian Federation
d Technische Universität München, Boltzmannstr. 3, München, 85748, Bundesrepublik Deutschland
e ELI-Beamlines, Institute of Physics, Czech Republic Academy of Sciences, Na Slovance 2, Prague, 18221, Czech Republic
f GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Plankstr 1, Darmstadt, 64291, Germany
g Forschungszentrum DresdenRossendorf, Institute of Radiochemistry, Dresden, Germany
h Russian Federation State Scientific Center A.I. Alikhanov Institute ofTheoretical and Experimental Physics, ul. Bolshaya Cheremushkinskaya 25, Moscow, 117259, Russian Federation

The paper examines the prospects of using laser plasma as a source of high-energy ions for the purposes of hadron beam therapy — a possibility which is expected not only on theoretical grounds but also on experimental grounds (ions are routinely observed to be accelerated in the interaction of high-power laser radiation with matter). Compared to therapy accelerators like cyclotrons, laser technology is advantageous in that it is more compact and is simpler in delivering ions from the accelerator to the treatment room. Special target designs allow the radiation therapy requirements on ion beam quality to be satisfied.

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PACS: 41.75.Jv, 52.38.Kd, 87.50.−a, 87.53.Jw, 87.55.−x, 87.56.−v (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.0184.201412a.1265
Citation: Bulanov S V, Wilkens Ja J, Esirkepov T Zh, Korn G, Kraft G, Kraft S, Molls M, Khoroshkov V S "Laser ion acceleration for hadron therapy" Phys. Usp. 57 1149–1179 (2014)
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Received: 3rd, March 2014, 15th, July 2014

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