Author: Hartsell, B.D.
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THPFI082 Targetry Challenges at Megawatt Proton Accelerator Facilities 3484
  • P. Hurh, K. Ammigan, B.D. Hartsell, R.S. Tschirhart
    Fermilab, Batavia, USA
  Funding: Operated by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC, under Contract No. DE-AC02- 07CH11359 with the U.S. Department of Energy.
High intensity, multi-megawatt proton accelerator facilities, such as the proposed Project X at Fermilab, offer the opportunity to explore science in multiple experiments and programs simultaneously. The reliable operation of the associated target facilities is as critical to the success of the experimental program as the high intensity proton accelerator itself. The targetry requirements for the Project X experimental program range from 1 GeV, 1 MW, CW proton beam on a high-Z target (possibly liquid metal) to 120 GeV, 2.3 MW, pulsed proton beam on a low-Z target and include stringent, experiment-specific operating environments such as high magnetic fields from super-conducting magnets and/or moderator arrays for optimal neutronic production. Meeting the challenges presented by such wide-ranging and intertwined requirements calls for coordinated and cross-cutting R&D activities. Areas of interest applicable to many of the experimental facilities includes radiation damage, thermal shock, radiological protection, and target instrumentation. Descriptions of these challenges and Fermilab R&D activities to overcome these difficult challenges are presented.