Author: Kim, K.Y.
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THPS103 The Proton Engineering Frontier Project: Status and Prospect of Proton Beam Utilization 3675
  • K. R. Kim, Y.-S. Cho, B.H. Choi, J-Y. Kim, K.Y. Kim, J. W. Park
    KAERI, Daejon, Republic of Korea
  Funding: This work has been supported by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, Republic of Korea.
A 100-MeV, 20-mA high intensity proton linac is to be constructed in 2012 by the PEFP (Proton Engineering Frontier Project) of the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, which was started in 2002 with three main objectives; development of high intensity proton linac, development of proton beam utilization technologies, and industrialization of developed technologies. Proton beams with variable energy and current can be provided to the users from various research and application fields such as nano-, bio-, semiconductor-, space-, radiation-, environment-technologies and medical- and basic sciences, etc. through 10 targets rooms, which are assigned specific application fields to meet various user’s beam requirements. Following a brief introduction to the accelerator development, multiple beamline development and the construction works, we will review the achievements of our user program which have been operated over the past 8 years to cultivate and foster proton beam users and beam utilization technologies in diverse R&D fields. In addition, we will discuss the perspectives of the beam utilization in conjunction with design and construction of user facilities.