Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review
    Vol. 51 No. 3 (2014)   Machinery, Equipment & Infrastructure
    New Products

    Particle Accelerator Products for Advanced Research and High-precision Radiation Therapy Equipment using Accelerator Technology

    Advanced Mechanical Systems
    Sales & Marketing Group
    Business Development Department
    Business Strategy Division
    Machinery, Equipment & Infrastructure

    Particle accelerators, which are used for advanced research in fields such as high energy physics and radiation physics, accelerate charged particles (e.g., electrons and protons) to nearly the speed of light at which particles possess high energy. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has provided domestic and overseas research institutions with several types of accelerating cavities or structures, which are the heart of an accelerator. We are also internally developing state-of-the-art accelerator manufacturing technologies. The ultra-compact accelerating structure we have thus developed is mounted on our Vero4DRT high-precision radiation therapy equipment (marketed under the MHI-TM2000 Linear Accelerator System brand name). This report introduces our superconducting accelerating cavities, normal-conducting accelerating structures and radiation therapy equipment as applied products thereof.