HIL is applying a novel, patented approach to particle acceleration – based on high-power lasers and nanotech targets. The technology was conceived and incubated at the high-energy physics lab of the Hebrew university in Jerusalem, and further developed by HIL’s outstanding team of world-renowned scientists.
Additionally, HIL is developing ultra-compact beam delivery solutions – namely beamlines and rotating gantries – taking advantage of the unique properties of laser-accelerated proton beams. Thus we deliver further reductions in size, cost and complexity of a complete system.
Reduced shielding requirements also contribute to substantial reduction in facility footprint and building costs (which today account for over 25% of total facility price tag).
These technological breakthroughs aim to enable – for the first time – cost-effective, expandable, add-on single-room solutions, while providing state-of-the-art clinical capabilities such as 360-degree rotation, pencil-beam scanning, etc.
HIL has a working proof-of-concept setup. The company successfully demonstrated proton acceleration to clinical energies, and is working towards a full-scale working model in the lab.
HIL’s approach leads to proton energies that are consistently 5-20 times above those achieved with other investigational methods for laser-based acceleration.
Our preliminary gantry design has a footprint smaller than that of a typical LINAC room.