'This is a beam dump - where the beam comes through from the target. This is the end of protons life! Obviously if we don't stop protons here, they will carry on travelling and they would probably be leaving the facility and moving at a speed equal to around the world four times in a second... usually we have an average of maybe 10 million, millions, particles per second ending their life here"
Dr. Pete Jones, Senior Researcher, IThemba LABS, Cape Town
BEAM DUMP, ITHEMBA LABS, CAPE TOWN