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CATHI Marie Curie Initial Training Network C ryogenics, A ccelerators and T argets at H IE- I SOLDE. SANDRA GIRON (DGS/RP)* WP9, ER 4 Mid Term Review Meeting, 26 September 2012. Outline. Background WP9 : Safety and Radiation Protection Activity at CERN Project Status and Achievements

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cathi marie curie initial training network c ryogenics a ccelerators and t argets at h ie i solde

CATHIMarie Curie Initial Training NetworkCryogenics, Accelerators and Targets at HIE-ISOLDE

SANDRA GIRON (DGS/RP)*

WP9, ER 4

Mid Term Review Meeting, 26 September 2012

outline
Outline

Background

WP9 : Safety and Radiation Protection

Activity at CERN

Project Status and Achievements

Training courses, conferences and collaborations

Conclusion

background
Background

PhD in nuclear physics performed at IPNO

  • Experimental study of a nuclear reaction of astrophysical interest
  • Nuclear experiments with radioactive beams
    • Detectors and electronics settings
    • Data taking
  • Data analysis
    • Development of an existing code (C++)
    • Selection of events, coincidences between particles
    • Theoretical calculations
  • Monte Carlo simulations (Geant 4)
    • Optimisation of the experimental setup

Teaching assistant in physics at University Paris-Sud

wp9 safety and radiation protection
WP9 : Safety and Radiation protection
  • Vacuum & Cryogenic
  • HV risks
  • Radiation levels
  • Radioactive beams
  • Neutrons
  • X-rays emission
  • Shielding design
  • Access doors
  • Interlocks
  • Fire and gas detection
  • Radiation levels
activity at cern
Activity at CERN
  • Arrival : 1st of March 2012
  • Radiation Protection analysis (in progress)
    • Bibliography : comparison to facilities similar to HIE-ISOLDE : ISAC2 @ TRIUMF, ALPI @ Legnaro
    • Estimation of radiation levels from X-ray emission of RF cavities : dose rate measurements on cavities during RF tests at SM18
    • Specification of bulk shielding requirements & design report on the shielding of the future linac
    • Geometry and access doors to the tunnel with FLUKA simulations

SM18 cavity tests

FLUKA simulations

activity at cern1
Activity at CERN

ongoing

near future

future

LINAC2 survey

  • Radiation Protection study
    • Follow-up of RP requirements implementation
    • Assessment of radiation levels due to ion beam losses
    • Comparison of analytical Monte Carlo codes
    • Draft parts of the HIE-ISOLDE safety file
    • Estimation of radioactive waste
  • Complementary activities and internal networking
    • X-ray background estimation for MINIBALL experiment
    • Participation to a survey during a technical stop (RP skills)
    • Become a CERN guide (in progress)
collaborations
Collaborations

Visit to GANIL planned in November 2012

Cavity tests at IPN Orsay

Collaboration with TRIUMF in the pipeline : safety file andfeedback from operating facility

Collaboration with CEA/LENAC : FLUKA/PHITS comparison for transport of heavy ions

training conferences
Training & Conferences

Attended courses

Training courses

planned

Conferences

planned

  • Radiation Protection Experts certificate delivered by IRA (Lausanne)
  • Monte Carlo simulations : FLUKA course at Jefferson Lab
  • Oral english course
  • Nucleonica training course (October 2012 in Karlsruhe)
  • AXEL : Introduction to Particle Accelerators (January 2013 at CERN)
  • ALARA principle (March 2013 at CEA)
  • Communication and Management course to follow
  • People 2012 Marie Curie Conference
  • 2013 IPAC Conference
  • 2013 Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications and Monte Carlo
conclusion
Conclusion

Evaluation of the tunnel shielding evolving in a good way

Timetable is respected up to now

Good opportunity for my career development

Several networking opportunities : collaborations @ CERN and outside

Large panel of formations

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