Post-irradiation properties of candidate materials for high-power targets

H. G. Kirk, H. Ludewig, L. Mausner, N. Simos, P. Thieberger, K. T. McDonald, J. C. Sheppard, Le P. Trung, Y. Hayato, K. Yoshimura

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The desire of the high-energy-physics community for more intense secondary particle beams motivates the development of multi-megawatt, pulsed proton sources. The targets needed to produce these secondary particle beams must be sufficiently robust to withstand the intense pressure waves arising from the high peak-energy deposition which an intense pulsed beam will deliver. In addition, the materials used for the targets must continue to perform in a severe radiation environment. The effect of the beam-induced pressure waves can be mitigated by use of target materials with high-yield strength and/or low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) [1, 2, 3]. We report here first results of an expanded study of the effects of irradiation on several additional candidate materials with high strength (AlBeMet, beryllium, Ti-V6-Al4) or low CTE (a carbon-carbon composite, a new Toyota "gum" metal alloy [4], Super-Invar).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Particle Accelerator Conference, PAC 2005
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventParticle Accelerator Conference, PAC 2005 - Knoxville, TN, United States
Duration: May 16 2005May 20 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference


OtherParticle Accelerator Conference, PAC 2005
CountryUnited States
CityKnoxville, TN


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Kirk, H. G., Ludewig, H., Mausner, L., Simos, N., Thieberger, P., McDonald, K. T., Sheppard, J. C., Trung, L. P., Hayato, Y., & Yoshimura, K. (2005). Post-irradiation properties of candidate materials for high-power targets. In Proceedings of the Particle Accelerator Conference, PAC 2005 (pp. 333-335). [1590426] (Proceedings of the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference; Vol. 2005).