Radiation field characterization and shielding studies

A. Ferrari, E. Amato, D. Margarone

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The ELI-Beamlines facility in the Czech Republic will offer to users versatile radiation sources in an unprecedented energy range. Laser-driven proton beams are expected to range between 50 MeV and 3 GeV. The number of particles delivered per laser shot is estimated to be 1010-10 12. Starting from analytical calculations, as well as from dedicated simulations, the main proton fields produced in the laser-matter interaction have been described and used to characterize the "source terms" in full simulations with the Monte Carlo code FLUKA in order to assess a proper shielding. We present the results of this study and the proposed solutions together with a cross-check analysis performed with the Monte Carlo code GEANT4.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd ELIMED Workshop and Panel
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd MEDical and Multidisciplinary Applications at ELI Workshop and Panel, ELIMED 2012 - Catania, Italy
Duration: 18 Oct 201219 Oct 2012

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference2nd MEDical and Multidisciplinary Applications at ELI Workshop and Panel, ELIMED 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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