Solid Target for a Neutrino Factory

G. P. Skoro, J. R.J. Bennett, T. R. Edgecock, J. J. Back, S. J. Brooks, C. N. Booth, P. Loveridge

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The UK programme of high power target developments for a Neutrino Factory is centred 011 the study of high-Z materials (tungsten, tantalum). A description of lifetime shock tests on candidate materials is given as part of the research into a solid target solution. A fast high current pulse is applied to a thin wire of the sample material and the lifetime measured from the number of pulses before failure. It has been found that tantalum is too weak at these temperatures but a tungsten wire has reached over 26 million pulses, equivalent to more than ten years of operation at the Neutrino Factory.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Workshop European Strategy for Future Neutrino Physics
EditorsA. Blondel, F. Dufour
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9789290833543
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Strategy for Future Neutrino Physics Workshop - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 1 Oct 20093 Oct 2009

Publication series

NameCERN Yellow Reports: Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2519-8084
ISSN (Electronic)2519-8092


ConferenceEuropean Strategy for Future Neutrino Physics Workshop
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