Vacuum models for MINERVA linac design

François Davin, Dirk Vandeplassche, Solenne Rey , Maud Baylac, Frédéric Bouly, Emmanuel Froidefond, L. Perrot, Hervé Saugnac

    Research outputpeer-review


    The goal of MYRRHA project is to demonstrate the technical feasibility of transmutation in a 100 MW Accelerator Driven System (ADS) by building a new flexible irradiation complex at Mol (Belgium). The MYRRHA facility requires a 600 MeV accelerator delivering a maximum proton current of 4 mA in continuous wave operation, with an additional requirement for exceptional reliability. Supported by SCKCEN and the Belgian federal government the project has entered in its phase I: this includes the development and the construction of the linac first part, up to 100 MeV. We here review the MINERVA linac vacuum system modelling studies that enabled to validate the choice of materials and vacuum equipment. The strengths and weakness of the vacuum design, highlighted by the models, will be discussed as well as the required improvements.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication12th International Particle Accelerator Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationIPAC 2021
    Place of PublicationCampinas, SP, Brazil
    PublisherJACoW Publishing
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)9783954502141
    StatePublished - Aug 2021
    Event2021 - IPAC - 12th International Particle Accelerator Conference - Online
    Duration: 24 May 202128 May 2021

    Publication series

    NameInternational Particle Accelerator Conference
    ISSN (Electronic)2673-5490


    Conference2021 - IPAC - 12th International Particle Accelerator Conference

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