Development of a liquid Pb-Bi target for high-power ISOL facilities

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  • CERN - Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire
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This paper describes some R&D activities conducted in support of the design and safe operation of a high power liquid Pb-Bi target within the LIEBE (Liquid Eutectic Lead Bismuth Loop Target for EURISOL) project. The target material is lead bismuth eutectic (LBE) which also acts as a primary coolant. As a consequence of interaction of the highly pulsed 1.4-GeV protons at ISOLDE with the target, heat powers of the order of 2 GW would be instantaneously deposited in the target during a bunch. Considerable R&D effort is thus required to demonstrate its continued coolability and structural integrity. This paper mainly reports on the conjugate flow (CFD) and heat deposition (Monte Carlo) calculations, not accounting for Fluid–Structure Interactions.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-59
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2016
EventEMIS 2015 - International Conference on Electromagnetic Isotope Separators and Related Topics - US - Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), Michigan State University (MSU), Grand Rapids (MI.), United States
Duration: 11 May 201515 May 2015


  • igh-power ISOL target, Liquid metal, Heat deposition, Radioactive Ion Beams

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