PSI

Component tests under a proton beam are carried out at the Paul-Scherrer-Institute (PSI) in Villigen, Switzerland. The initial proton beam for the PSI’s Proton Irradiation Facility (PIF) is delivered by the PROSCAN accelerator with the help of the primary energy degrader, which allows setting a few discrete initial beam energies in the range from 250 MeV down to 30 MeV

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Fraunhofer INT

The Fraunhofer Institute INT is located in Euskirchen, Germany. Specialized in the nuclear effects in electronics and optics, a collaboration was established in 2012 with CERN to test a large amount of devices to gamma irradiation. The institute consists of three Co-60 sources with dose rates from 10 µGy/s to 1 Gy/s which offer the possibility to evaluate ELDRS effects, but also to test devices to high cumulated doses in the range of MGy.

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CHARM

CHARM will be the new mixed radiation field facility of CERN starting from July 2014. Located in the East Area, tests of small components up to heavy racks will be possible.

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CEA

CEA-Valduc is a research center in France, offering gamma and neutron irradiation facilities. We have been using the nuclear reactor PROSPERO for assessing the displacement damage effects either on components or entire systems.

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CNRAD

The empty TSG4 gallery of the CNGS experiment became a testing area for the electronics systems installed in the LHC. Its acronym is CNRAD. CNRAD was closed in 2013 after the end of the CNGS experiment.

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Others

A collection of other irradiation test facilities can be found here.

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