Implementation of CERN Secondary Beam Lines T9 and T10 in BDSIM

Gian Luigi D'Alessandro, Stewart Boogert, Stephen Gibson, Laurence Nevay, William Shields, J. Bernhard, Alexander Gerbershagen, M. S. Rosenthal

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CERN has a unique set of secondary beam lines, which deliver particle beams extracted from the PS and SPS accelerators after their interaction with a target, reaching energies up to 400 GeV. These beam lines provide a crucial contribution for test beam facilities and host several fixed target experiments. A correct operation of the beam lines requires precise simulations of the beam optics and studies on the beam-matter interaction, radiation protection, beam equipment survival etc. BDSIM combines tracking studies with energy deposition and beam-matter interaction simulations within one software framework. This paper presents studies conducted on secondary beams with BDSIM for the beam lines T9 and T10. We report the tracking analysis and the energy deposition along the beam line. Tracking analysis validation is demonstrated via comparison to existing code.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Place of PublicationGeneva
PublisherJACoW Publishing
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-95450-208-0
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2019
Event10th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2019 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 19 May 201924 May 2019


Conference10th International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC 2019

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