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Title: Radiation beam collimation system and method

Abstract

The invention provides a method for collimating a radiation beam, the method comprising subjecting the beam to a collimator that yaws and pitches, either separately or simultaneously relative to the incident angle of the beam. Also provided is a system for collimating radiation beams, the system comprising a collimator body, and a stage for pitching and yawing the body. A feature of the invention is that a single, compact mask body defines one or a plurality of collimators having no moving surfaces relative to each other, whereby the entire mask body is moved about a point in space to provide various collimator opening dimensions to oncoming radiation beams.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1347088
Patent Number(s):
9,111,656
Application Number:
13/972,440
Assignee:
UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC (Chicago, IL)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Aug 21
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS

Citation Formats

Schmidt, Oliver A., and Ramanathan, Mohan. Radiation beam collimation system and method. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Schmidt, Oliver A., & Ramanathan, Mohan. Radiation beam collimation system and method. United States.
Schmidt, Oliver A., and Ramanathan, Mohan. Tue . "Radiation beam collimation system and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1347088.
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abstractNote = {The invention provides a method for collimating a radiation beam, the method comprising subjecting the beam to a collimator that yaws and pitches, either separately or simultaneously relative to the incident angle of the beam. Also provided is a system for collimating radiation beams, the system comprising a collimator body, and a stage for pitching and yawing the body. A feature of the invention is that a single, compact mask body defines one or a plurality of collimators having no moving surfaces relative to each other, whereby the entire mask body is moved about a point in space to provide various collimator opening dimensions to oncoming radiation beams.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2015},
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