Neutronic characterization of the MEGAPIE targetFunded under: FP7-EURATOM
The MEGAPIE project aimed to design, build and operate a liquid metal spallation neutron target of about 1 MW beam power in the SINQ facility at the Paul Scherrer Institut (Villigen, Switzerland). This project is an important step in the roadmap towards the demonstration of the accelerator driven system (ADS) concept and high power liquid metal targets in general. Following the design phase, an experimental program was defined to provide a complete characterization of the facility by performing a "mapping" of the neutron flux at different points, from the center of the target to the beam lines. The neutronic performance of the target was studied using different experimental techniques with the goals of validating the Monte Carlo codes used in the design of the target; additionally, the performance was compared with the solid lead targets used before and after the MEGAPIE experiment.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Annals of Nuclear Energy, Volume 36, Issue 3, 2009, pp. 350-354
Availability: This article can be accessed online by subscribers, and can be ordered online by non-subscribers, at: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.anucene.2008.12.013
Record Number: 200910344 / Last updated on: 2009-09-22
Original language: en
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