Status of the saraf project

A. Nagler, I. Mardor, D. Berkovits, K. Dunkel, M. Pekeler, C. Piel, P. Vom Stein, H. Vogel

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Soreq NRC initiated the establishment of SARAF - Soreq Applied Research Accelerator Facility. SARAF will be a multi-user facility for basic research (e.g. nuclear astrophysics, radioactive beams), medical and biological research, neutron based non-destructive testing (using a thermal neutron camera and a neutron diffractometer) and radio-pharmaceuticals research, development and production. SARAF is based on a continuous wave (CW), proton/deuteron RF superconducting linear accelerator with variable energy (5-40 MeV) and current (0.04-2 mA). SARAF is designed to enable hands-on maintenance, which implies beam loss below 10-5 for the entire accelerator. The commissioning of Phase I of SARAF (full current, energy up to 4-5 MeV) is taking place during 2006 at Soreq. Commissioning of the 40 MeV accelerator is foreseen during 2010.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd International Linear Accelerator Conference, LINAC 2006 - Knoxville, TN, United States
Duration: 21 Aug 200625 Aug 2006


Conference23rd International Linear Accelerator Conference, LINAC 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKnoxville, TN


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