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dc.contributor.advisorGahl, John M. (John Michel)eng
dc.contributor.authorMohd Ibrahim, Maslina, 1979-eng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Summereng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on December 10, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. John Gahl.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionM. S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Electrical engineering.eng
dc.description.abstractThe cyclotron proton beam accelerator at the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) is used for positron emission tomography (PET) applications. Pharmaceutical radioisotopes are produced and delivered to local hospitals for cancer diagnosis and nuclear imaging. The proton beam's energy is 16.5 MeV and the diameter of the beam is approximately 1 mm. A system to control the proton beam's position has been developed by using a magnetic coil. The position of the beam can be controlled to move in the x and y directions; with the beam in the z-direction. A Faraday cup was used as a diagnostic to monitor and characterize the beam after deflection. The system was designed by using magnetic circuit theory and fundamental electromagnetic theory. A software package called finite element method magnetic (FEMM) has been used as a simulation tool to conduct finite element analysis of the designed circuit. The beam steering experiment was conducted in two steps. First by using "low" and "high" current experiments in the laboratory and measuring magnetic fields produced. Then. by testing the magnetic circuit in the cyclotron facility at MURR. The beam was successfully deflected and the distant of the deflection can be control by the user by changing the value and orientation of the current used to drive the magnetic circuit.eng
dc.format.extentnulleng
dc.identifier.merlinb80972494eng
dc.identifier.oclc691257985eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/9351
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/9351
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2010 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2010 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshUniversity of Missouri. -- Research Reactor Facilityeng
dc.subject.lcshProton beams -- Automatic controleng
dc.subject.lcshCyclotronseng
dc.subject.lcshProton acceleratorseng
dc.subject.lcshTomography, Emissioneng
dc.titleControl and characterization of a cyclotron proton beameng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical engineering (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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