Author: Lazzaroni, M.
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WEPEA041 Actions To Mitigate The Radiation Damage to Electronics at the LHC 2591
  • A.-L. Perrot, M.B.M. Barberan Marin, J.-P. Corso, K. Foraz, M. Lazzaroni, Y. Muttoni
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  The level of flux of hadrons with energy in the multi MeV range expected from the collisions at the LHC interaction Points 1, 5 and 8 and from the collimation system at Point 7 will induce Single Event Errors (SEEs) in the standard electronics present in many of the control equipment installed in LHC underground. Furthermore, a risk of SEEs induced by thermal neutrons cannot be excluded. Such events would perturb the LHC operation, possibly leading to a stop of the machine. Main mitigation actions will be implemented during the first LHC Long Shutdown of 2013/2014 (LS1) to reduce the SEE occurrence. This paper summarizes the mitigation measures and their associated foreseen improvements in terms of SEEs. It presents the organization process and associated planning highlighting the impacts with the overall LHC LS1 planning and the main concerns during implementation.  
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.