1 November 2018 to 19 December 2018
Europe/Zurich timezone

SPS Beam Dump Facility

Not scheduled
Accelerator Science and Technology


The proposed Beam Dump Facility (BDF) is foreseen to be located at the North Area of the SPS. It is designed to be able to serve both beam dump like and fixed target experiments. The SPS and the new facility would offer unique possibilities to enter a new era of exploration at the intensity frontier. Possible options include searches for very weakly interacting particles predicted by Hidden Sector models, and flavour physics measurements. The SPS BDF team has performed in-depth studies and prototyping for all critical aspects of the facility design. The feasibility study has demonstrated that, with suitable modifications, the SPS can deliver the beam required for the proposed Search for Hidden Particles (SHiP) experiment at the BDF with the required characteristics and with acceptable losses. The study has proven the feasibility of the robust high-power target housed in a dedicated target complex, and completed the initial design of the primary beam transfer line. Civil engineering, integration, safety and radiation protection studies have also been completed.

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