17-19 October 2022
Australia/Sydney timezone

Radiation Simulation and Beam Dump design for High Energy Electrons at the Australian Synchroron

17 Oct 2022, 13:40


The Symposium will be held on the Australian National University campus, Canberra. The weather in October in Canberra is usually excellent.
Talk ATF (Technology Forum) ATF


Eugene Tan (Australian Synchrotron)


To support growing interest of the use of high energy electrons (40-200 MeV) for detector and medical therapy investigations, we are developing an electron extraction line at the end of the Australian Synchrotron's 100 MeV linear accelerator. While it is within a shielded area, it is desirable to reduce as much as possible the scattered radiation from the beam dump. We have investigated the use of different materials to reduce backscatter through the use of FLUKA modelling and direct measurements and found the addition of Low Z material to the front of the beam dump gives significantly reduced neutron backscatter. Ideas for how this can be implemented in other areas will also be discussed.

Primary authors

Eugene Tan (Australian Synchrotron) Rohan Dowd (Australian Synchrotron) David Zhu (Australian Synchrotron)

Presentation Materials

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