Utilisation and Reliability of High Power Proton Accelerators

Workshop Proceedings, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, 16-19 May 2004

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Accelerator-driven systems (ADS) are being considered for their potential use in the transmutation of radioactive waste. The performance of such hybrid nuclear systems depends to a large extent on the specification and reliability of high power accelerators, as well as the integration of the accelerator with spallation targets and sub-critical systems. At present, much R&D work is still required in order to demonstrate the desired capability of the system as a whole.

Accelerator scientists and reactor physicists from around the world gathered at an NEA workshop to discuss issues of common interest and to present the most recent achievements in their research. Discussions focused on accelerator reliability; target, window and coolant technology; sub-critical system design and ADS simulations; safety and control of ADS; and ADS experiments and test facilities. These proceedings contain the technical papers presented at the workshop as well as summaries of the working group discussions held. They will be of particular interest to scientists working on ADS development as well as on radioactive waste management issues in general.



Construction of a FFAG Complex for ADS Research in KURRI

Nuclear Energy Agency

The Kumatori Accelerator-driven Reactor Test project (KART) was undertaken at Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute (KURRI) as of fiscal year 2002, with the aim to demonstrate the basic feasibility of ADS and to develop a 150-MeV proton Fixed-field Alternating Gradient (FFAG) accelerator complex as a neutron production driver. This FFAG complex will be connected with the Kyoto University Critical Assembly (KUCA) for basic ADS experiments by the end of March 2006.


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