The new Gamma Irradiation Facility (GIF++) will be implemented in the North Area of the SPS. It combines a projected 16.65 TBq 137
Cs source with a high-energy particle beam in the SPS H4 beam line in hall EHN1. GIF++ is motivated by strong needs from the LHC and sLHC detector and accelerator communities. GIF++ follows up on the very successful GIF facility in the SPS west area, which lost its access to a particle beam in 2004 and which currently suffers from a lack of sufficient source intensity. The approved GIF++ proposal
takes into account the requirements from the users and has been discussed extensively with them. The final version of the user requirements can be found on EDMS
. The construction of the facility will start in summer 2013, the new 137 Cs source will be delivered by autumn 2014 and the facility is expected to be fully operational by spring 2015.