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FLUKA shielding calculations for the underground accelerator laboratory Felsenkeller/Dresden
Grieger, M.;
The study of stable stellar burning reactions in nuclear astrophysics requires the use of ion accelerators in a low-background setting underground. Currently, there is only one such laboratory, the LUNA 0.4 MV accelerator deep underground in Gran Sasso/Italy. Several higher-energy underground accelerators are under development worldwide, including a 5 MV Pelletron to be placed in the Felsenkeller underground laboratory in Dresden/Germany. The shielding requirements for underground accelerators, where the paramount concern is the background in neighbouring rare-event searches is reviewed. Detailed FLUKA simulations have been carried out to study several different operating scenarios of the new 5 MV Felsenkeller accelerator, with a focus on the side effects on an existing γ-counting facility in the same tunnel system. The results of the simulations and practical implications will be discussed.
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    SATIF-13, 10.-12.10.2016, Dresden, Deutschland

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