List of Publications

This is a non-exhaustive list of publications directly related to experiments at HiRadMat. If your publication is missing and want to have it added to this page please contact the HiRadMat Coordination Team.

HiRadMat Facility

  • F. Harden et al. (2019) "HiRadmat: A facility beyond the realms of materials testing" J. Phys. Conf. Series 1350 012162. 10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-THPRB085
  • F. Harden et al. (2021) "Targetry Challenges & HiRadMat" Proceedings of the 3rd J-PARC Symposium (J-PARC2019). 10.7566/jpscp.33.011149
  • S. Burger et al. (2016) "Scintillation and OTR Screen Characterization with a 440 GeV/c Proton Beam in Air at the CERN HiRadMat Facility" Proc. 5th Int. Beam Instrumentation Conf., IBIC2016, Spain. 10.18429/JACoW-IBIC2016-MOPG78
  • N. Charitonidis et al. (2015) "HiRadMat: A high-energy, pulsed beam, material irradiation facility" IEEE Nucl. Sci. Symp. Conf. Rec. 7465596. 10.1109/ANIMMA.2015.7465596
  • A. Fabich et al. (2013) "First Year of Operations in the HiRadMat Irradiation Facility at CERN" Proc. 4th Int. Particle Accelerator Conf. (IPAC’13). THPFI055
  • I. Efthymiopoulos et al. (2011) "HiRadMat: A new Irradiation Facility for Material Testing at CERN" Proc. 2nd Int. Particle Accelerator Conf. (IPAC’11). TUPS058
  • C. Hessler et al. (2009) "beam Line Design for the CERN HiRadMat Test Facility" Proc. 23rd Particle Accelerator Conf. (PAC’09). TH6PFP041

On-line instrumentation for HiRadMat Experiments

  • F. Carra et al. (2021) "Design and Construction of an Instrumentation System to Capture the Response of Advanced Materials Impacted by Intense Proton Pulses" Shock and Vibration. 10.1155/2021/8855582


  • P. Andreu Muñoz et al. (2022) "Irradiation of Low-Z Carbon-Based Materials with 440 GeV/c Proton Beam for High Energy & Intensity Beam Absorbers: The CERN HiRadMat-56-HED Experiment" Proc. 13th Int. Particle Accelerator Conf. (IPAC2022). JACOW-IPAC2022-THPOTK049​​​​​​​


  • S. Bidhar et al. (2015) "Production and qualification of an electrospun ceramic nanofiber material as a candidate future high power target" Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 24, 123001 10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.24.123001
  • J. Heredia et al. (2021) "Sigraflex® Studies for LHC CERN Beam Dump: Summary and Perspective" Proc. 12th Int. Particle Accelerator Conf. (IPAC’21) WEPAB368 3571-3574.  10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2021-WEPAB368


  • B. Lindström (2015) "A novel diamond-based beam position monitoring system for the high radiation to materials facility at CERN SPS" CERN-THESIS-2015-228, LITH-IFM-A-EX—15/3128—SE Master Thesis Linköping University.


  • V. Grishin et al. (2017) "Ionization Chambers as Beam Loss Monitors for ESS Linear Accelerator" Proc. 6th Int. Beam. Instrumentation Conf. (IBIC’17) 454-57. 10.18429/JACoW-IBIC2017-WEPWC03
  • V. Grishin et al. (2018) "A Family of Gas Ionization Chambers and SEM for Beam Loss Monitoring of LHC and Other Accelerators" Proc. 26th Russian Particle Accelerator Conf. (RuPAC’18) 44-48. 10.18429/JACoW-RuPAC2018-TUZMH03


  • F. Carra et al. (2014) "Mechanical engineering and design of novel collimators for HL-LHC" Proc. 5th Int. Particle Accelerator Conf. (IPAC’14). MOPRO116
  • G. Gobbi et al. (2019) "Novel LHC collimator materials: High-energy Hadron beam impact tests and non-destructive post-irradiation examination" Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures. 10.1080/15376494.2018.1518501


  • P. Simon et al. (2021) "Dynamic Response of Graphitic Targets with Tantalum Cores Impacted by Pulsed 440-GeV Proton Beams" Shock and Vibration. 10.1155/2021/8884447


  • T. Markiewicz et al. (2019) "Design, construction, and beam tests of a rotatable collimator prototype for high-intensity and high-energy hadron accelerators" Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 22 123002. 10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.22.123002


  • F. Carra et al. (2017) "The "Multimat" experiment at CERN HiRadMat facility: advanced testing of novel materials and instrumentation for HL‑LHC collimators" IOP Conf. Series: Journal of Physics: Conf. Series 874 012001. 10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2017-MOPAB005
  • A. Bertarelli et al. (2018) "Dynamic testing and characterization of advanced materials in a new experiment at CERN HiRadMat facility" IOP Conf. Series: Journal of Physics: Conf. Series 1067 082021. 10.1088/1742-6596/1067/8/082021
  • M. Pasquali et al. (2019) "Dynamic Response of Advanced Materials Impacted by Particle Beams: The MultiMat Experiment" Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials 5 266–95. 10.1007/s40870-019-00210-1
  • M. Portelli et al. (2019) "Numerical and experimental benchmarking of the dynamic response of SiC and TZM specimens in the MultiMat experiment" Mechanics of materials 138 103169. 10.1016/j.mechmat.2019.103169
  • F. Carra et al. (2019) "Mechanical robustness of HL-LHC collimator designs" IOP Conf. Series: Journal of Physics: Conf. Series 1350 012083. 10.1088/1742-6596/1350/1/012083 [also linked to HRMT-23]
  • M Portelli et al. (2021) "Thermomechanical Characterisation of Copper Diamond and Benchmarking with the MultiMat Experiment" Shock and Vibration. 10.1155/2021/8879400

HRMT-27 / HRMT-42

  • C. Torregrosa et al. (2016) "The HiRadMat27 Experiment: Exploring High Density Materials Response at Extreme Conditions for Antiproton Production" Proc. 7th Int. Particle Accelerator Conf. (IPAC’16) THPMY023 3705-08. 10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2016-THPMY023
  • C. Torregrosa et al. (2017) "Renovation of CERN antiproton production target area and associated design, testing and R&D activities" Proc. 8th Int. Particle Accelerator Conf. (IPAC’17) WEPVA103 3506-09. 10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2017-WEPVA103
  • C. Torregrosa et al. (2018) "Prototyping Activities for a New Design of CERN’s Antiproton Production Target" Proc. 9th Int. Particle Accelerator Conf. (IPAC’18) TUPAF038 772-75. 10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2018-TUPAF038
  • C. Torregrosa et al. (2018) "Scaled prototype of a tantalum target embedded in expanded graphite for antiproton production: Design, manufacturing, and testing under proton beam impacts" Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 21 073001. 10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.21.073001
  • C. Torregrosa et al. (2019) "Experiment exposing refractory metals to impacts of 440 GeV/c proton beams for the future design of the CERN antiproton production target: Experiment design and online results" Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 22 013401. 10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.22.013401
  • C. Torregrosa et al. (2019) "First prototypes of the new design of the CERN’s antiproton production target" Mat. Design Process Comm. 2019;1:e38. 10.1002/mdp2.38
  • C. Torregrosa et al. (2021) "First observation of spalling in tantalum at high temperatures induced by high energy proton beam impacts" European Journal of Mechanics - A/Solids, 85, 104149. 10.1016/j.euromechsol.2020.104149


  • W. Scandale et al. (2019) "Beam steering performance of bent silicon crystals irradiated with high-intensity and high-energy protons" Eur. Phys. J. C 79 933. 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7448-2


  • J. Busom Descarrega et al. (2020) "Development and Beam Irradiation of Ir/W/Ta/Ta-Alloys Refractory Metals and Cladding Via Hot Isostatic Pressing at CERN for Beam Intercepting Devices Applications", Proc. 14th Int. Workshop Spallation Materials Technology, JPS Conf. Proc. 28. 10.7566/JPSCP.28.041002


  • R. Esposito et al. (2018) "Design, prototyping activities and beam irradiation test for the new n_TOF neutron spallation target" Proc. 9th Int. Particle Accelerator Conf. (IPAC’18) WEPMF084 2582-85. 10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2018-WEPMF084


  • F. Maciariello et al. (2016) "High Intensity beam Test of Low Z Materials for the Upgrade of SPS-to-LHC Transfer Line Collimators and LHC Injection Absorbers" Proc. 7th Int. Particle Accelerator Conf. (IPAC’16) 1218-21. 10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2016-TUPMB052
  • F-X. Nuiry et al. (2019) "3D Carbon/Carbon composites for beam intercepting devices at CERN" Mat Design Process Comm. 2019;1:e33. 10.1002/mdp2.33

HRMT-41 / HRMT-47

  • J. Fernandez-Tejero et al. (2019) "Beam-loss damage experiment on ATLAS-like silicon strip modules using an intense proton beam" Nuclear Inst. And Methods in Physics Research A 958 162838. 10.1016/j.nima.2019.162838
  • C. Bertella et al. (2019) "Damages induced on ATLAS IBL modules by fast extracted and intense proton beam irradiation" J. Inst. 14 C05024. 10.1088/1748-0221/14/05/C05024
  • C. Bertella et al. (2019) "Test with high-energy and high-intensity proton beam on ATLAS silicon detectors towards HL-LHC" Nuovo Cim. C42 205. 10.1393/ncc/i2019-19205-8
  • C. Bertella et al. (2019) "Study of damages induced on ATLAS silicon by fast extracted and intense proton beam irradiation" Nucl Instrum Meth A 924 236-40. 10.1016/j.nima.2018.06.043


  • A. Will et al. (2019) "Beam impact experiment of 440 GeV/p protons on superconducting wires and tapes in a cryogenic environment" Proc. 10th Int. Particle Accelerator Conf. (IPAC’19) THPTS066 4264-67. 10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2019-THPTS066


  • K. Ammigan et al. (2019) "Thermal shock experiment of beryllium exposed to intense high energy proton beam pulses" Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 22 044501. 10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.22.044501

HRMT-10 / HRMT-22

  • O. Caretta et al. (2014) "Response of a tungsten powder target to an incident high energy proton beam" Phys. Rev. Spec. Top. – AB 17 101005. 10.1103/PhysRevSTAB.17.101005
  • T. Davenne et al. (2018) "Observed proton beam induced disruption of a tungsten powder sample at CERN" Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 21 073002. 10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.21.073002
  • O. Caretta et al. (2018) "Proton beam induced dynamics of tungsten granules" Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 21 033401. 10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.21.033401


  • J. Blanco Sancho et al. (2013) "Results of an Experiment on Hydrodynamic Tunnelling at the SPS HiRadMat High Intensity Proton Facility" Proc. IPAC2013, Shanghai, China MOODB103.
  • F. Burkart et al. (2014) "Comparison of the Results of a Hydrodynamic Tunneling Experiment with Iterative FLUKA and BIG2 Simulations" Proc. 5th Int. Int. Particle Accelerator Conf., IPAC2014, Germany. 10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2014-MOPME047
  • R. Schmidt et al. (2014) "First experimental evidence of hydrodynamic tunneling of ultra-relativistic protons in extended solid copper target at the CERN HiRadMat facility" Phys. Plasmas 21 080701. 10.1063/1.4892960
  • F. Burkart et al. (2015) "Experimental and Simulation Studies of Hydrodynamic Tunneling of Ultra-Relativistic Protons" Proc. 6th Int. Particle Accelerator Conf., IPAC2015, USA. 10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2015-MOPTY052
  • Y. Nie et al. (2019) "Simulation of hydrodynamic tunneling induced by high-energy proton beam in copper by coupling computer codes" Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 22 014501. 10.1103/PhysRevAccelBeams.22.014501


  • J. Borburgh et al. (2015) "Upgrade of the CERN SPS extraction protection elements TPS" Proc. 6th Int. Particle Accelerator Conf. (IPAC’15) 3083-86. 10.18429/JACoW-IPAC2015-WEPMN068