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Induced activation in accelerator components

Bungau, Cristian, Bungau, Adriana, Cywinski, Robert, Barlow, Roger, Edgecock, R., Carlsson, Patrick, Danared, Håkan, Mezei, Ferenc, Holm, Anne Ivalu Sander, Møller, Søren Pape and Thomsen, Heine Dølrath (2014) Induced activation in accelerator components. Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams, 17 (8). ISSN 1098-4402

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Abstract

The residual activity induced in particle accelerators is a serious issue from the point of view of radiation safety as the long-lived radionuclides produced by fast or moderated neutrons and impact protons cause problems of radiation exposure for staff involved in the maintenance work and when decommissioning the facility. This paper presents activation studies of the magnets and collimators in the High Energy Beam Transport line of the European Spallation Source due to the backscattered neutrons from the target and also due to the direct proton interactions and their secondaries. An estimate of the radionuclide inventory and induced activation are predicted using the GEANT4 code.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Schools: School of Applied Sciences
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2014 16:12
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 05:11
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/21565

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