Author: Evrard, S.
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THPFI055 First Year of Operations in the HiRadMat Irradiation Facility at CERN 3415
  • A. Fabich, N. Charitonidis, N. Conan, K. Cornelis, D. DePaoli, I. Efthymiopoulos, S. Evrard, H. Gaillard, J.L. Grenard, M. Lazzaroni, A. Pardons, Y.D.R. Seraphin, C. Theis, K. Weiss
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • N. Charitonidis
    EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  HiRadMat (High Irradiation to Materials) is a new facility at CERN constructed in 2011, designed to provide high-intensity pulsed beams to an irradiation area where material samples as well as accelerator component assemblies can be tested. The facility uses a 440 GeV proton beam extracted from the CERN SPS with a pulse length of 7.2 μs, to maximum pulse energy of 3.4MJ. For 2012, the first year of operations of the facility, nine experiments were scheduled and completed data-taking successfully. The experience gained in operating this unique facility, along with highlights of the experiments and the instrumentation developed for online measurements are reported.