[ RadSafe ] 2 MeV+ Proton Beam Access

JPreisig at aol.com JPreisig at aol.com
Fri Jun 28 12:47:01 CDT 2013

    In the MIT vicinity, UMass/Lowell has a Van de Graaff  capable of 
generating 2 MeV protons.  See the physics department  website.
   If you need higher than 2 MeV protons, Brookhaven Lab has a  serious 
Tandem Van de Graaff, and also a 200 MeV proton linac that injects into  the 
Alternating Gradient Synchrotron.  See their website.  I remember  the Van de 
Graaff people at BNL doing circuit irradiation studies.
    Nowadays there are medical proton therapy accelerators  around more 
than before.  You might look for them also.  Last I heard,  Yale and SUNY/Stony 
Brook still had serious Van de Graaff accelerators  also.
    UMass/Lowell is set up to accept customers from outside  the Lowell 
    Joe Preisig
In a message dated 6/28/2013 1:02:22 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
jakehecla at gmail.com writes:

Radsafers- I'm a student working on a project that involves  radiation
testing of COTS electronic components for use in a CubeSat  (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CubeSat). As part of this, we need to  check
the error rates of a couple of microcontrollers and memory devices  under
realistic LEO radiation conditions. While we have the ability to  do
electron testing thanks to a generous radiotherapy LINAC operator,  we're
not able to do any proton testing at the moment. Unfortunately, in  our
situation the majority of the dose will come from protons, so it is  vital
to understand their effect on the satellite. I know beam time is a  precious
thing, but if anyone here has (or knows of someone) who might  be
interested, point them my way if you would. The source does not need to  be
particularly precise or well characterized, just something capable  of
delivering a couple Gy to a tiny chunk of silicon.

*Please don't  hesitate to email me at hecla at mit.edu *

-Jake J.  Hecla
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