Development of a liquid Pb-Bi target for high-power ISOL facilities

Donald Houngbo, A.P. Bernardes, J.C. David, M. Delonca, K. Kravalis, S. Lahiris, R. Losito, C. Maglioni, A. Marchix, T.M. Mendonca, Lucia-Ana Popescu, D. Schumann, Paul Schuurmans, T. Stora, J. Vollaire, Jan Vierendeels

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    This paper describes some R&D activities conducted in support of the design and safe operation of a high power liquid Pb-Bi target within the LIEBE (Liquid Eutectic Lead Bismuth Loop Target for EURISOL) project. The target material is lead bismuth eutectic (LBE) which also acts as a primary coolant. As a consequence of interaction of the highly pulsed 1.4-GeV protons at ISOLDE with the target, heat powers of the order of 2 GW would be instantaneously deposited in the target during a bunch. Considerable R&D effort is thus required to demonstrate its continued coolability and structural integrity. This paper mainly reports on the conjugate flow (CFD) and heat deposition (Monte Carlo) calculations, not accounting for Fluid–Structure Interactions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)57-59
    Number of pages3
    JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
    StatePublished - 4 Feb 2016
    EventEMIS 2015 - International Conference on Electromagnetic Isotope Separators and Related Topics - US - Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), Michigan State University (MSU), Grand Rapids (MI.)
    Duration: 11 May 201515 May 2015

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