Safety for Particle Accelerators (Particle Acceleration and Detection) (Hardcover)

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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 Author

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783030570309
ISBN-10: 3030570304
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: January 30th, 2021
Pages: 148
Language: English
Series: Particle Acceleration and Detection