Work Package 7

Upgrade of CHARM beam line at CERN for VHE ion testing

Matthew Fraser
WP Leader
Eliott Philippe Johnson
Rubén García Alía
Andreas Waets
Kacper Bilko
Andrea Coronetti
Marc Delrieux
Natalia Emriskova
Karolina Klimek
Daniel Prelipcean
Mario Sacristan Barbero
Luigi Esposito


This work package aims at adapting the existing CHARM beam line infrastructure at CERN to accommodate very high energy (VHE) heavy ion beams for radiation effects testing on electronics. This requires the capacity of accurately tuning the beam energy and intensity in a large dynamic range and to ensure the parallelization of activities at CERN around the PS East Area. Furthermore, this WP will also tackle the definition of an adequate administrative and technical framework for external users to first validate and later regularly exploit the VHE beam for electronics testing and qualification.


  • Task 7.1: Methodology for extracting variable energy ion beams to ensure parallel operation of the VHE ion facility (CERN, month 1-12)
  • Task 7.2: Achievement of the required beam parameters for microelectronics SEE testing (CERN, month 12-24)
  • Task 7.3: Framework for user access (CERN, month 24-48)


  • D7.1: Definition of extraction methodology for parallel use of the heavy ion beamline for different energies
  • D7.2: Demonstration of the achievements in terms of beam parameters (energy, LET, range, size)
  • D7.3: Established framework for user access to the CHARM ion facility


  • M20: First external users at CHARM
  • M21: Routine access for external users at CHARM

The HEARTS project is funded by the European Union under Grant Agreement No. 101082402, through the Space Work Programme of the European Commission.

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