Accelerator Applications

Velo Detector - Image courtesy of HEP Group

Velo Detector – Image courtesy of HEP Group

CI is developing accelerator applications to address global challenges in health, security, energy, manufacturing & the environment.

CI researchers are carrying out developments into particle beam based cancer therapy, including future upgrades of the proton beam therapy facility at the CHRISTIE hospital, online dose monitor development with the Clatterbridge Cancer Center, and high energy electron radiotherapy R&D.

Activities also include work on medical FFAG accelerator development for proton imaging, compact accelerators for cargo and other security scanning, water purification using electron beams, and the design and construction of compact radiation sources.