Generic study on the design and operation of high power targets

A. Ahmad, C. Booth, Dagan Jenkins, T. R. Edgecock

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With the move towards beam power in the range of 1-10 MW, a thorough understanding of the response of target materials and auxiliary systems to high power densities and intense radiation fields is required. This paper provides insight into three major aspects related to the design and operation of high power solid targets: thermal stresses, coolant performance, and radiation damage. Where appropriate, a figure-of-merit approach is followed to facilitate the comparison between different target or coolant candidates. The section on radiation damage reports total and spatial variations of displacement-per-atom and helium production levels in different target materials.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024701
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes


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