Author: Fieguth, H.
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TUPPR072 Status of ESTB: A Novel Beam Test Facility at SLAC 1990
  • M.T.F. Pivi, M.P. Dunning, H. Fieguth, C. Hast, R.H. Iverson, J. Jaros, R.K. Jobe, L. Keller, T.V.M. Maruyama, D.R. Walz, M. Woods
    SLAC, Menlo Park, California, USA
  Funding: Work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under contract DE-AC02-76SF00515
End Station A Test Beam (ESTB) is a test beam line at SLAC in the large End Station A (ESA) experimental hall. It uses a fraction of the bunches of the 14.7 GeV electron beam from the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS). ESTB provides a unique test beam for particle and particle astrophysics detector research, accelerator instrumentation and accelerator R&D, development of radiation-hard detectors, and material damage studies. It has exceptionally clean and well-defined secondary electron beams, a huge experimental area and good existing conventional facilities. Recently, a new kicker magnet has been installed to divert 5 Hz of the LCLS low energy beam into the A-line. The full installation will include 4 kicker magnets to allow diversion of high energy beams. A new beam dump and a new Personnel Protection System (PPS) have been built in ESA. In stage II, a secondary hadron target will be able to produce pions up to about 12 GeV/c at 1 particle/pulse. This paper reports the progress on ESTB construction and commissioning.