The MEGAPIE-TEST project: Supporting research and lessons learned in first-of-a-kind spallation target technology

C. Fazio, F. Gröschel, W. Wagner, K. Thomsen, B.L. Smith, R. Stieglitz, L. Zanini, A. Guertin, A. Cadiou, J. Henry, P. Agostini, Y. Dai, H. Heyck, S. Dementjev, S. Panebianco, A. Almazouzi, J. Eikenberg, A. Letourneau, J.C. Toussaint, A. JanettCh. Perret, S. Joray, J. Patorski, W. Leung, P. Meloni, P. Turroni, A. Zucchini, G. Benamati, J. Konys, T. Auger, A. Gessi, D. Gorse, I. Serre, A. Terlain, J.-B. Vogt, A. Batta, A. Class, X. Cheng, F. Fellmoser, M. Daubner, S. Gnieser, G. Grötzbach, R. Milenkovic, C. Latgé, J.U. Knebel

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Abstract

The megawatt pilot experiment (MEGAPIE) has been launched by six European institutions (PSI, FZK, CEA, SCK-CEN, ENEA and CNRS), JAEA (Japan), DOE (US) and KAERI (Korea) with the aim to carry out an experiment, in the SINQ target location at PSI (Switzerland), to demonstrate the safe operation of a liquid metal (lead-bismuth eutectic, LBE) spallation target hit by a ∼1 MW proton beam. The European Commission has joined the MEGAPIE project through the 5-year (2001-2006) project named MEGAPIE-TEST. This project has been formally concluded with an International Workshop, where the results and the lessons learned during the project have been summarised. This work presents a review of the outcome of that Workshop. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1471 - 1495
Number of pages25
JournalNuclear Engineering and Design
Volume238
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Fazio, C., Gröschel, F., Wagner, W., Thomsen, K., Smith, B. L., Stieglitz, R., ... Knebel, J. U. (2008). The MEGAPIE-TEST project: Supporting research and lessons learned in first-of-a-kind spallation target technology. Nuclear Engineering and Design, 238(6), 1471 - 1495. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nucengdes.2007.11.006