Shielding design and radioprotection for Andromede and ThomX accelerators
1 iRSD – ingénierie Radioprotection sûreté démantèlement, UPS3364, CNRS/INP, 91898 Orsay, France
2 IPNO – Institut de physique nucléaire d’Orsay, UMR8608, CNRS/IN2P3, Université Paris-Sud, 91898 Orsay, France
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Published online: 25 September 2017
The Institut de physique nucléaire – Institute of Nuclear Physics (IPN) and the Laboratoire de l’accélérateur linéaire – Laboratory of the linear accelerator (LAL) are about to build two accelerators at the University Paris-Sud, Orsay. Andromede is a new imaging mass spectrometry instrument for surface analysis: the electron positron emission microscope (EPEM) will analyse impacts on a surface made by nano-particles (Au404) in the keV to MeV range to study ion-surface interactions. ThomX is a compact X-ray source (energy up to 90 keV – flux up to 1013 photons.s-1) that will produce X-rays using Compton backscattering effect between an electron beam and a laser. In order to use these machines in the same area, hutches are designed to comply with French regulations for radiation protection. This paper presents the methods used to design the hutches, complying with safety objectives, technical issues and budget.
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