Author: Ott, K.
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TUPO031 The Shielding Design of BERLinPro 1503
  • K. Ott, M. Helmecke
    HZB, Berlin, Germany
  Funding: Funded by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung and by the Land Berlin.
The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin started in January 2011 the design and construction of the Berlin Energy Recovery Linac Project BERLinPro as a demonstrator of ERL science and technology. BERLinPro consists of a SRF photo injector, a merger, superconducting booster and linac modules, the ring and a beamdump. The energy is 50 MeV, the maximum current is 100 mA (cw), acceleration to higher energies is an option for the future. The low energy parts of the machine are operated at about 10 MeV. Due to the potential radiation hazard posed by the tremendous beampower the facility will be placed subterraneously. The shielding concept is presented here. We used the Monte Carlo code FLUKA to calculate the details of the shielding, activations, energy doses for radiation damage and energy spectra for realistic scenarios. Due to computing time reasons we used FLUKA calculations in the 50 MeV to 1 GeV range to derive analytical formulas for the vertical shielding. Extrapolation of existing formulas valid in the GeV range (or below 100 MeV) are not applicable because of the rapidly increasing cross section of photo pion production between 100 and 200 MeV.