Present status of the conceptual design of IFMIF target facility

H. Katsuta, Y. Kato, S. Konishi, Y. Miyauchi, D. Smith, T. Hua, L. Green, G. Benamati, S. Cevolani, H. Roehrig, W. Schutz

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The Conceptual Design Activity (CDA) for the International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility (IFMIF) has been conducted. For the IFMIF Target Facility, the conceptual designs of the following two main components have been performed. The design concept of IFMIF utilizes a high energy deuteron beam of 30-40 MeV and total current of 250 mA, impinging on a flowing lithium jet to produce high energy neutrons for irradiation of candidate fusion materials. (1) The target assembly: The kinetic energy of the deuteron beam is deposited on a Li-jet target and neutrons are produced through the d-Li stripping reaction in this target. The assembly is designed to get a stable lithium jet and to prevent the onset of lithium boiling. For 40-MeV deuteron beam (total current of 250 mA) and a beam footprint of 5 × 20 cm2lithium jet dimensions are designed to be 2.5 cm thick and 26 cm wide. The lithium jet parameters are given. (2) Lithium loop: The loop circulates the lithium to and from the target assembly and removes the heat deposited by the deuteron beam containing systems for maintaining the high purity of the lithium required for radiological safety and to minimize corrosion. The maximum lithium flow rate is 130 1/s and the total lithium inventory is about 21 m3. The IFMIF policy requires that the lithium loop system be designed to guarantee no combustion of lithium in the event of a lithium leak. This can be achieved by use of multiple confinement of the lithium carrying components. The radioactive waste generated by the Target Facilities is estimated. © 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388 - 393
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue numberPART 1 A
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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Katsuta, H., Kato, Y., Konishi, S., Miyauchi, Y., Smith, D., Hua, T., ... Schutz, W. (1998). Present status of the conceptual design of IFMIF target facility. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 258-263(PART 1 A), 388 - 393.