High-energy protons have been used in a large variety of tasks ranging from scientific endeavors, such as the LHC experiments at CERN to medical applications such as hadron therapy. The first step in the acceleration of protons and heavy ions is the Radio Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) accelerating cavity. Up to now only 10 countries have been able to design and manufacture their own RFQs. In summer 2012, a team of 15 scientists and engineers started a project at TAEK-SANAEM to transfer the RFQ design and construction technology to Turkey. Therefore, the so called SANAEM Prometheus Project, SPP, aims to build a proton beam line, starting from its ion source and including its beam transport lines, its beam measurement devices, its RFQ and finally its RF power supply with the specific goal of designing and building all these items in Turkey. In this talk SPP will be introduced and its current status will be presented.
About the speaker: Dr. Ünel received his undergraduate degrees from Boğaziçi EE & Physics, and his PhD from Boğaziçi Physics. He has been based at CERN for over a decade and beyond his work in accelerator technologies, he is also contributing to the LHC ATLAS experiment on behalf of University of California, Irvine.