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20 November 2018

IREC contributes to the IFMIF LIPAc fusion materials test facility in Japan

From 17th October 2018 to 5th November 2018, members of the bFUS group of IREC, in collaboration with CIEMAT, have been contributing to the installation of the HEBT (High Energy Beam Transport line) and the Beam Dump of the Linear IFMIF Particle Accelerator (LIPAc) at Rokkasho, Aomori, a northern prefecture of Japan, in the framework of the IFMIF/EVEDA project.

The International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility (IFMIF) aims to provide an accelerator-based, D-Li neutron source to produce high energy neutrons at sufficient intensity and irradiation volume for DEMO materials qualification. As part of the Broader Approach (BA) agreement between Japan and EURATOM, the goal of the IFMIF/EVEDA project is to work on the engineering design of IFMIF and to validate the main technological challenges which, among a wide diversity of hardware includes the LIPAc, a 125 mA continuous wave deuteron accelerator up to 9 MeV mainly designed and manufactured in Europe.

IREC has been involved since 2011, in collaboration with CIEMAT, in the design and the manufacturing follow-up of several components of LIPAc, mainly the Medium Energy Beam Transport Line (MEBT), the Diagnostics Plate, the High Energy Beam Transport Line (HEBT) and the Beam Dump.

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