2021 Student Research Conference:
34th Annual Student Research Conference

Investigating Radiation at RHIC Access Road Using Monte Carlo Simulation


Zoe S. Rechav
Dr. Ian Lindevald and Dr. Kin Yip (Brookhaven National Laboratory), Faculty Mentors

Energy and intensity upgrades on particle beams inside of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) may lead to harmful radiation doses in the immediate vicinity of the facility. A series of simulations was performed to accurately determine the maximum potential radiation a person could receive if these upgrades were implemented and where necessary radiation shielding would be required to maintain facility safety. The simulations were performed in a high-performance Linux cluster system at BNL and accounted for local geography, construction specifications of the facility, and components of the RHIC beamlines. Using particles of energy 275 GeV the resulting radiation dose was determined to be 11.48 (±8.1%) mrem. This estimated dose is approximately ten times lower than the maximum annual dosage of 100 mrem that visiting personnel can receive without receiving potentially harmful effects from radiation.

Keywords: HE particle physics, radiation , Monte Carlo simulation, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Topic(s):Physics

Presentation Type: Asynchronous Virtual Oral Presentation

Session: 17-2
Location: https://flipgrid.com/db94b0d7
Time: 0:00

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