Particle Acceleration and Detection
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Safety for Particle Accelerators

Authors: Otto, Thomas

  • Offers a basic introduction to core accelerator technologies and safety issues such as those concerning cryogenic systems, pressure vessels and high voltages
     
    Introduces specific hazardous issues at accelerator facilities and outlines preventive methods
     
    Explains a safety management system for accelerator facilities that reflects the needs of the various stakeholders, such as the management, accelerator operators, and members of the public living near facilities
     

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The use of non-standard technologies such as superconductivity, cryogenics and radiofrequency pose challenges for the safe operation of accelerator facilities that cannot be addressed using only best practice from occupational safety in conventional industry. This book introduces readers to different occupational safety issues at accelerator facilities and is directed to managers, scientists, technical personnel and students working at current or future accelerator facilities. While the focus is on occupational safety – how to protect the people working at these facilities – the book also touches on “machine safety” – how to prevent accelerators from doing structural damage to themselves.

This open access book offers a first introduction to safety at accelerator facilities. Presenting an overview of the safety-related aspects of the specific technologies employed in particle accelerators, it highlights the potential hazards at such facilities and current prevention and protection measures. It closes with a review of safety management and organization at accelerator facilities. 


About the authors

Thomas Otto studied physics at TU Braunschweig and U Mainz and specialised in nuclear and atomic physics. He received his Ph.D. in 1993 for work on ion traps. After a Marie-Curie Fellowship at the UC Louvain-La-Neuve, he joined in 1996 the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN. He was in charge of the Personal Dosimetry Service and of practical radiation protection at different particle accelerators. Since 2010, he is responsible for occupational safety in the Technology Department, which provides the key technologies for CERN’s particle accelerators. He is also the Project Safety Officer for the High-Luminosity upgrade to the LHC, CERN’s future flagship accelerator. In 2019, Thomas Otto has been elected to the International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements, ICRU.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Safety for Particle Accelerators
Authors
Series Title
Particle Acceleration and Detection
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-57031-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-57031-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-57030-9
Series ISSN
1611-1052
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 148
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
Topics