Development Status of the MYRRHA Injector

Dirk Vandeplassche, Holger Höltermann, Benjamin Koubek, Daniel Koser, Klaus Kümpel, Patrick Müller, Ullrich Ratzinger, Malte Schwarz, Waldemar Schweizer, Joerg Orboeck, Marco Busch, Holger Podlech

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    The MYRRHA project aims at coupling a cw 600 MeV, 4 mA proton linac with a sub-critical reactor as the very first prototype nuclear reactor to be driven by a particle accelerator (ADS). Among several applications, MYRRHA main objective is to demonstrate the principle of partitioning and transmutation (P&T) as a viable solution to drastically reduce the radiotoxicity of long-life nuclear waste. For this purpose, the linac needs an unprecedented level of reliability in terms of allowable beam trips. The normal conducting injector delivers 16.6 MeV protons to the superconducting main linac. The first section of the injector (up to 5.9 MeV) consists of an ECR source, a 4-Rod-RFQ and a rebunching line followed by 7 individual CH-type cavities. This entire section will be set up and operated by SCK·CEN in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, for ample performance and reliability testing. The first CH cavity has been sent for power tests to IAP Frankfurt, Germany. The most recent status of all cavities, couplers and the beam diagnostics of the MYRRHA injector is presented in this paper.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
    PublisherAIP - American Institute of Physics
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7354-1905-6
    StatePublished - 1 Oct 2019
    Event2018 - CAARI: 25th International Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry - Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel and Convention Center , Grapevine
    Duration: 12 Aug 201817 Aug 2018
    Conference number: 152680


    Conference2018 - CAARI
    Country/TerritoryUnited States

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