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Defocusing beam line design for an irradiation facility at the TAEA SANAEM Proton Accelerator Facility

Gencer, A.
Demirköz, Melahat Bilge
Efthymiopoulos, I.
Yigitoglu, M.
Electronic components must be tested to ensure reliable performance in high radiation environments such as Hi-Limu LHC and space. We propose a defocusing beam line to perform proton irradiation tests in Turkey. The Turkish Atomic Energy Authority SANAEM Proton Accelerator Facility was inaugurated in May 2012 for radioisotope production. The facility has also an R&D room for research purposes. The accelerator produces protons with 30 MeV kinetic energy and the beam current is variable between 10 mu A and 1.2 mA. The beam kinetic energy is suitable for irradiation tests, however the beam current is high and therefore the flux must be lowered. We plan to build a defocusing beam line (DBL) in order to enlarge the beam size, reduce the flux to match the required specifications for the irradiation tests. Current design includes the beam transport and the final focusing magnets to blow up the beam. Scattering foils and a collimator is placed for the reduction of the beam flux. The DBL is designed to provide fluxes between 10(7) p/cm(2)/s and 10(9) p/cm(2)/s for performing irradiation tests in an area of 15.4 cm x 21.5 cm. The facility will be the first irradiation facility of its kind in Turkey. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.