Development of Proton Beam Control Technology for Nuclear Transmutation Research
—Success in Confirmation Test of Low-Power Proton Beam Extraction Technology—
Typically, an electromagnet or a stripping foil is used to extract a low-power proton beam from a high-power proton beam; however, such techniques have had a problem of the beam power being unstable.
We have developed a system in which a low-power proton beam is extracted from a high-power proton beam by colliding with a bright laser light in an electromagnet.
Through the use of this technology, we have achieved a milestone in the effort to promote the research and development of an accelerator-driven nuclear transmutation system utilizing J-PARC.
In the future, it is anticipated that this technology will lead to further advancement of the usage of a variety of accelerator beams, such as short-pulse proton beams.