First protons delivered to the Second Target Station: 14th December 2007
This major milestone in the Second Target Station Project – the transport of first protons form the ISIS synchrotron to the target position – was achieved two days ahead of schedule and at the first attempt on 14th December 2007.
Signal trace (pink) measured from the graphite test indictating the arrival of the proton bunch.
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The protons travelled along the 143m proton beam line, guided by a sequence of 57 steering and focusing magnets, on to a graphite test target located inside the new target station. The arrival of the protons was detected by measuring the electrical current induced in the target station an the beam profiles along the length of the proton beam line were checked.