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Published on January 07, 2014
Particle accelerators have evolved over the last decades from simple devices to
powerful machines and are having an increasingly important impact on research, technology
and daily life. Today, they have a wide range of applications in many areas including
material science and medical applications. In recent years, new technological and
research applications have helped to define requirements while the number of accelerator
facilities in operation, being commissioned, designed or planned has grown significantly.
Their parameters, which include the beam energy, currents and intensities, and target
composition, can vary widely, giving rise to new radiation shielding issues and challenges.
Particle accelerators must be operated in safe ways to protect operators, the public and the environment. As the design and use of these facilities evolve, so must the analytical methods used in the safety analyses. These workshop proceedings review the state of the art in radiation shielding of accelerator facilities and irradiation targets. They also evaluate progress in the development of modelling methods used to assess the effectiveness of such shielding as part of safety analyses.