LhARA Project WPM Meeting 20th February 2024 14:00 GMT =

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Meeting ID: 845 5054 3598 Password: 737274


Bridging funds

K Long - discussion - slides (here)

Bridging funds.

Uniform 'tax.' across all WP - 6%



Radiobiological Science and technology

Work Package 7:

  • M7.1: Develop beamline and bespoke facilities at SCAPA for radiobiology experimentation M30
  • M7.2: Preliminary results from cell survival/DNA damage experiments with laser-accelerated protons at SCAPA M36
  • M7.3: Development of RBEs of laser-accelerated protons (versus pre-existing cyclotron-driven protons) in established cell lines M48
  • M7.4: Assessment of DNA damage repair kinetics and immunopeptidomic analysis of laser-accelerated protons M48

Work package 4: Ion-acoustic dose mapping

  • M4.3: Iterative reconstruction methods M42
  • M4.4: Integration: ultra-sonic array with radiobiology station M48 may require manpower up-lift and some equipment funds
  • M4.5: LhARA ion-acoustic test results M48

Work package 5: Novel end-station development

  • M5.4: Construct transportable beam delivery end-station M42.
  • M5.6: Report on LhARA stage 1 beam monitoring system M48.

Plus numerical studies to interpret ans evaluate experimental programme - Student led.

ITRF/LhARA Facility R&D

Stage. 1 TDR

Work package 2: Laser-driven proton and ion source

  • M2.3: Investigation and demonstration of 10 Hz debris and damage challenges at ICL M36
  • M2.4: Demonstration of continuous operation of 1 Hz beam generation on SCAPA M48

Work package 3: Proton and ion capture

  • M3.3: Progress report on increased voltage penning trap simulations and operation. M36
  • M3.4: Final report high voltage penning trap operation. M48

Work package 0 & 6: Design and integration

  • M6.2: Final review of R&D work towards LhARA Phase 1 TDR M42

Stage 2 CDR

  • M6.3: Review of R&D work towards LhARA Phase 2 CDR M48


Work Package 0 & 1. Project management: Deliverables plus internationalisation

  • D5 Initial progress review TDR & technical de-risk update M30
  • D6 Interim progress review TDR & technical de-risk update M36
  • D7 Final progress review TDR & technical de-risk update M42
  • D8 Stage 1 TDR & technical de-risk report M48

Work Package 8:

  • Creation of collaborative international clinical research group M40
  • Wider public engagement - All party parliamentary group on radiotherapy M48



  • humble bragg competition?


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