Contributions to Proceedings:

H. Leeb, F. Aumayr, G. Badurek, M. Benedikt, M. Hajek, E. Jericha, P. Kienle, M. Krammer, J. Marton, E. Widmann, H. W. Weber:
"Opportunities of Basic and Applied Research at MedAustron";
in: "Proc. of the International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Research Applications and Utilization of Accelerators (4-8 May 2009, Vienna), Proceedings CD Series CN-173", IAEA Vienna AEA-I3-CN-173, STI/PUB/1433, AP/IA-10, 2010, ISBN: 978-92-0-150410-4, 1 - 8.

English abstract:
MedAustron is a planned centre for hadron therapy and diagnosis in Austria. The central unit
of this centre is a synchrotron which should deliver beams of protons up to 800MeV/c and
carbon ions up to 400 MeV/c per nucleon with intensities of 1010 protons/s and 4 x 108
ions/s, respectively. Although the accelerator is primarily dedicated to clinical application, its
use for non-clinical research is foreseen for nights, weekends and holidays. In a recent
study we clearly indicated the potential of the facility for basic and applied research in
physics and technology. Especially, the wide range of intermediate energies delivered by the
foreseen accelerator is of interest. It allows the setup of a proton scattering facility for basic
research as well as the use of the beam to perform tests of detectors for nuclear and
particle physics. The facility offers also opportunities to implement selected applications,
e.g., in materials research and in dosimetry. In this contribution we present the outcome of
our study and discuss the most appealing applications and possibilities for nonclinical
research at such a synchrotron of a hadron therapy centre. In addition we will also discuss
the importance of this infrastructure for education and training of young researchers in

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