publication . Article . Conference object . 2013

The Birmingham Irradiation Facility

J. A. Wilson; Hector Marin-Reyes; Richard French; P. Hodgson; Paul Dervan;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2013 Journal: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, volume 730, pages 101-104 (issn: 0168-9002, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract At the end of 2012 the proton irradiation facility at the CERN PS [1] will shut down for two years. With this in mind, we have been developing a new ATLAS scanning facility at the University of Birmingham Medical Physics cyclotron. With proton beams of energy approximately 30 MeV, fluences corresponding to those of the upgraded Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC) can be reached conveniently. The facility can be used to irradiate silicon sensors, optical components and mechanical structures (e.g. carbon fibre sandwiches) for the LHC upgrade programme. Irradiations of silicon sensors can be carried out in a temperature controlled cold box that can be scanned t...
free text keywords: 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], Nuclear and High Energy Physics, Instrumentation, Thermal, Scanning, Robot, Large Hadron Collider, Beam (structure), Proton, Nuclear physics, Nuclear engineering, Carbon fibers, visual_art.visual_art_medium, visual_art, Shut down, Physics, Cyclotron, law.invention, law, Irradiation, Silicon, chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry
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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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