Fusion target station on MYRRHA facility: baseline concept

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    The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK CEN launched the 1st phase implementation of MYRRHA reactor. This will deploy the construction of 100 MeV proton accelerator and complimentary research facilities including a dedicated station for irradiation of fusion materials (Fusion Target Station - FTS). This paper presents a baseline pre-conceptual design and analysis of the irradiation conditions for the most common in-vessel fusion materials i.e. tungsten and Eurofer97 steel. FTS will allow a direct irradiation by protons and/or irradiation via spallation neutron source. The former concept requires application of small specimen test techniques (SSTT), while the latter enable large irradiation volume with a limit damage rates. Both concepts are presented and discussed on the basis of achievable and yet meaningful irradiation conditions to complement the down selection and validation of new concepts of irradiation resistant materials.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationJournal of Nuclear Materials: virtual special issues ICFRM 2019
    Number of pages17
    StatePublished - 1 May 2020
    Event2019 - ICFRM: The Nineteenth International Conference on Fusion Reactor Materials - HYATT regency La Jolla, La Joll
    Duration: 27 Oct 20191 Nov 2019


    Conference2019 - ICFRM
    Abbreviated titleICFRM
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityLa Joll
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