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Utilisation and Reliability of High Power Proton Accelerators

Workshop Proceedings, Mol, Belgium, 6-9 May 2007

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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.

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A key experiment in the roadmap for accelerator-driven systems is the demonstration of the feasibility, licensibility and reliable operation of a high-power spallation target. The MEGAwatt PIlot Experiment (MEGAPIE) was initiated in 1999 in order to design and build a liquid lead-bismuth spallation target, then to operate it at the Swiss spallation neutron facility SINQ at Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) . The project is supported by an international group of research institutions.

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