Radiation protection of a proton beamline at ELI-Beamlines

S. Bechet*, R. Versaci, S. Rollet, V. Olsovcova, A. Fajstavr, M. Zakova, D. Margarone

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ELI-Beamlines (ELI stands for Extreme Light Infrastructure) is a new EU funded laser facility located near Prague, in Czech Republic. It will use laser-driven plasma sources to accelerate particles and host a dedicated proton beamline called ELIMAIA (ELI Multidisciplinary Applications of laser- Ion Acceleration) designed to reach energies up to 250 MeV. This beamline could be exploited to study possible future medical application of laser-driven beams. The first part of this paper introduces the beamline, the corresponding source terms and the complete set-up. The second part of the paper details the evaluation of the ambient dose equivalent and the activation study inside the experimental halls based on Monte-Carlo simulation. These calculations show that the ELIMAIA operation is safe as long as nobody is present in the hall when the beam is on.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberC12019
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Models and simulations
  • Wake-field acceleration (laser-driven, electron-driven)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Instrumentation


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