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 languageAmerican English
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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