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A simple 1D algorithm for a spallation target profile optimization is presented. The profile efficacy is tested considering different real particle beams profiles impinging on the target. The results are commented in terms of power non-homogeneity for unit length for different beam/profile choices, showing a non-trivial parameters selection. In details, target shaping optimization is possible knowing the beam parameters with a large benefit for surface power homogeneity, but results of the simulations show that a small increase of the beam dimension, or a beam shift with respect to the assumed one, could rapidly erase the advantages.
Original languageEnglish
Article number67
Pages (from-to)1 - 6
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Physical Journal Plus
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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