Irradiation Stations and Alternatives

Charlotte Barbier (ORNL), Frederique Pellemoine (Fermilab -AD - TSD - TRD), Yine Sun (Argonne National Lab.)

With the increasing beam intensities of future multimegawatt proton accelerator facilities, beam-intercepting components, such particle production targets, are expected to operate under extreme environment with the potential to push materials close to their thermal and structural limit. It is critical for the next generation accelerator to understand the beam-induced damage processes in material to better predict the component lifetime. Studying material properties exposed to high energy protons is partially limited by the long lead time and high cost to irradiate material.

Scientists of all discipline interested in radiation damage and current challenges associated with it are invited to this virtual event. This workshop will be used as inputs for the Snowmass 2021 effort to provide a scientific vision for the future of particle physics in the U.S. and its international partners, in particular for the irradiation stations in the context of multi-MW Target development.

This 2-days workshop will consist of invited talks from experts in this area and discussion on what should be the long-term strategy for irradiation capabilities, including proton irradiation, heavy ion irradiation, electron irradiation or any other alternatives to simulate damage in material.

At the end of the workshop, a discussion breakout session is planned to identify a long term strategy for target simulations to address higher proton beam power.

Link information to connect to the workshop will be sent to every participants few days before June 17, 2021.

Registration will be closed on Jun 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM (US/Central).

Contact: Frederique Pellemoine