What is it about?

The work deals with unexpected, surprising, findings of radiation leakage at a simple visible-light machine diagnostic beamline at KARA (Karlsruhe Research Accelerator) and the measurements and calculations to better understand its origins.

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Why is it important?

Accurate measurement of radiation is fundamental to radiation protection and needs to be adapted to the rapid development of accelerators and the associated experiments and beamlines.


Radiation protection at synchrotrons requires checking for radiation leakage after changes in the accelerator, beamlines, construction and related shielding. It was a surprise at the visible light diagnostic port when a dose was detected where none was expected. Following the reduction of the dose to an acceptable level a measurement campaign was started to determine exactly what the radiation was together with calculations to understand its source. The work will result in use of both established and new improved detectors to measure leakage and further extension of calculations to better understand and describe high-energy synchrotron radiation.

david batchelor
Karlsruher Institut fur Technologie

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This page is a summary of: Scattered high-energy synchrotron radiation at the KARA visible-light diagnostic beamline, Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, March 2024, International Union of Crystallography,
DOI: 10.1107/s1600577524001905.
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