2-4 June 2010
CERN
Europe/Zurich timezone
<span style="color:red"> "Deadline for Proceedings contributions: 20 July 2010" </span>

ACTIVATION AND "HANDS-ON" MAINTENANCE CRITERIA FOR HEAVY-ION ACCELERATORS

3 Jun 2010, 09:20
20m
6-2-024 (BE Auditorium Meyrin) (CERN)

6-2-024 (BE Auditorium Meyrin)

CERN

Geneva 23 CH-1211 Geneva Switzerland
Induced radioactivity Session 2 - Induced radioactivity

Speaker

Dr Ivan Strasik (GSI Darmstadt, Germany)

Description

In the frame of the FAIR project (Facility for Antiprotons and Ion Research) residual activity induced by heavy ions was studied both experimentally and numerically using Monte Carlo particle-transport codes. In the present work we report on the validation of the transport codes FLUKA and SHIELD based on the measurements of the residual activity of copper and stainless steel targets irradiated with uranium and argon beams at different energies. After the validation, the codes were used for simulations of the residual activity in two beam-loss scenarios representing: 1) losses in a beam pipe of an accelerator and 2) losses in a bulky accelerator structure like a magnet yoke or a coil. The main task of the study was establishing a scaling law that expands the existing '1 W/m' criterion for proton machines to heavy-ion accelerators. This scaling law enables specifying beam-loss criteria for all projectile species from proton up to uranium at energies from 200 MeV/u up to 1 GeV/u.

Primary author

Dr Ivan Strasik (GSI Darmstadt, Germany)

Co-authors

Dr Edil Mustafin (GSI Darmstadt, Germany) Prof. Marius Pavlovic (FEI STU Bratislava, Slovak Republic) Prof. Nikolai Sobolevskiy (INR RAS Moscow, Russia)

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