publication . Article . 2015

Upgrade to the Birmingham Irradiation Facility

J. A. Wilson; Paul Dervan; M. Baca; Hector Marin-Reyes; P. Hodgson; Richard French; K. A. Parker;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2015 Journal: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, volume 796, pages 80-84 (issn: 0168-9002, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
The Birmingham Irradiation Facility was developed in 2013 at the University of Birmingham using the Medical Physics MC40 cyclotron. It can achieve High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) fluences of 10<sup>15</sup> (1 MeV neutron equivalent (n<inf>eq</inf>)) cm<sup>-2</sup> in 80 s with proton beam currents of 1 μA and so can evaluate effectively the performance and durability of detector technologies and new components to be used for the HL-LHC. Irradiations of silicon sensors and passive materials can be carried out in a temperature controlled cold box which moves continuously through the homogenous beamspot. This movement is provided by a pre-configured XY-axis Cartesia...
free text keywords: Irradiation, Silicon sensors, Scanning system, Robot, Cooling, Detectors and Experimental Techniques, Improvement and equipment of irradiation and test beam lines [8], Upgrade of PS proton and mixed-field irradiation facilities at CERN [8.3], Neutron, Detector, Water cooling, Beam (structure), Cyclotron, law.invention, law, Large Hadron Collider, Nuclear engineering, Upgrade, Physics, Chiller boiler system
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Advanced European Infrastructures for Detectors at Accelerators
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 262025
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP4 | INFRA

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