CERN BDF Prototype Target Operation, Removal and Autopsy Steps

Rui Franqueira Ximenes, Oliver Aberle, Claudia Ahdida, Pietro Avigni, Michele Battistin, Laura Bianchi, Luca Rosario Buonocore, Stephane Burger, Josep Busom, Marco Calviani, Joao Pedro Canhoto Espadanal, Mirkoantonio Casolino (+21 others)
The Beam Dump Facility (BDF), currently in the study phase, is a proposed general-purpose fixed target facility at CERN. Initially will host the Search for Hidden Particles (SHiP) experiment, intended to investigate the origin of dark matter and other weakly interacting particles. The BDF particle production target is located at the core of the facility and is employed to fully absorb the high intensity (400 GeV/c) Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) beam. To validate the design of the production
more » ... get, a downscaled prototype was tested with the beam at CERN in 2018 in the North Area primary area in a dedicated test at 35 kW average beam power. This contribution details the BDF prototype target operation, fully remote removal intervention, and foreseen post-irradiation examination plans.
doi:10.18429/jacow-ipac2021-wepab365 fatcat:lehklunqdfhyrkrfvmpb2hs5sq