Lifetime and strength tests of tantalum and tungsten under thermal shock for a Neutrino Factory target

J. R.J. Bennett, G. P. Škoro, John Back, S. J. Brooks, T. R. Edgecock, S. A. Gray, A. J. McFarland, K. J. Rodgers, C. N. Booth

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Abstract

A description is given of tests on tantalum and tungsten wires to evaluate their lifetime and strength under the thermal shock that will be experienced when a solid target is bombarded with short pulses of high energy protons in a Neutrino Factory. The results of lifetime tests and measurements of dynamic strength characteristics at high temperatures, stresses and strain rates using a laser Doppler vibrometer are given. The tests show that a solid tungsten target will have a life of at least 3 years, which, with other beneficial characteristics, make it an excellent candidate for the Neutrino Factory.

LanguageEnglish
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume646
Issue number1
Early online date8 Apr 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2011

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Bennett, J. R.J. ; Škoro, G. P. ; Back, John ; Brooks, S. J. ; Edgecock, T. R. ; Gray, S. A. ; McFarland, A. J. ; Rodgers, K. J. ; Booth, C. N. / Lifetime and strength tests of tantalum and tungsten under thermal shock for a Neutrino Factory target. In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 2011 ; Vol. 646, No. 1. pp. 1-6.
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