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Megawatt pilot experiment- test

Objective

Transmutation is considered a promising and feasible technology worldwide for significantly reducing the amount, and thereby, the long-term radiotoxicity of highly radioactive waste. Transmutation can be done in an Accelerator Driven System (ADS). A key component of such an ADS is the high neutron flux spallation target with the heavy liquid metal Pb or Pb-Bi as spallation material and as coolant. Such a component has never been built and operated before. The proposed operation of the MEGAPIE Pilot Experiment in 2004 is a first decisive step to realize a liquid metal spallation target. The outcome of this innovative activity is: Development and comprehensive testing of a liquid metal spallation target under beam-off condition, set up of a handbook on design of neutron spallation sources in general, planning of the MEGAPIE phases irradiation experiment, PIE and decommissioning.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH - TECHNIK UND UMWELT
Address
Hermann-von-helmholtz-platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-leopoldshafen
Germany

Participants (13)

BELGIAN NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Alfred Kastler 4
44307 Nantes
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Georges Urbain 15
94407 Vitry Sur Seine
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Université De Lille 1 - Bât. C6
59655 Villeneuve D'ascq
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Cea/saclay
91191 Gif Sur Yvette
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DES TECHNIQUES INDUSTRIELLES ET DES MINES DE NANTES
France
Address
Rue Alfred Kastler 4
44307 Nantes
INSTITUT DES SCIENCES DE LA MATIÈRE ET DU RAYONNEMENT DE CAEN
France
Address
Boulevard Du Maréchal Juin 6
14050 Caen
ITALIAN AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Italy
Address
Via Martiri Di Monte Sole 4
40129 Bologna
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address

5232 Villigen
UNIVERSITE DE NANTES
France
Address
La Chantrerie, Rue Alfred Kastler 4
44307 Nantes
UNIVERSITE DE PARIS-SUD XI
France
Address
Rue Georges Clémenceau 15, Bâtiments 104 Et 106
91405 Gometz La Ville
UNIVERSITE LOUIS PASTEUR, STRASBOURG 1
France
Address
Rue Du Loess 23
67037 Strasbourg
UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF LILLE
France
Address
Bâtiment C6
59655 Villeneuve D'ascq