Design of the Slow POsitron faciliTy (SPOT) in Israel

S. May Tal Beck, D. Cohen, E. Cohen, A. Kelleher, O. Hen, J. Dumas, E. Piasetzky, N. Pilip, G. Ron, I. Sabo-Napadensky, R. Weiss-Babai

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A slow positron beam is being built in the Hebrew University, the Slow POsitron faciliTy (SPOT). In Israel, the beam will introduce a new tool for both fundamental and applied research. Here we present the design process of the beam, where the leading goals are safety and high efficiency, with a flexible choice of the positron source. The challenges in the design of a moderator unit, based on frozen Neon, the pre-accelerator section and the full beam-line were addressed by simulation programs using various packages: COMSOL, SIMION and GEANT4. First measurements in SPOT are expected within a year.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012026
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014
Event13th International Workshop on Slow Positron Beam Techniques and Applications, SLOPOS 2013 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 15 Sep 201320 Sep 2013


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