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
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2020
Event2019 - ICFRM: The Nineteenth International Conference on Fusion Reactor Materials - HYATT regency La Jolla, La Joll, United States
Duration: 27 Oct 20191 Nov 2019


Conference2019 - ICFRM
Abbreviated titleICFRM
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLa Joll
OtherICFRM is the premier international forum connecting specialists studying and developing materials for fusion energy systems. Central themes are the sharing of new insights, cutting-edge research, and materials science technologies for the realization of fusion energy. The conference consists of daily overview plenary lectures, invited and contributed oral presentations, and a series of technical poster sessions. In addition, there are several hosted satellite meetings, a pre-conference technical tutorial, and stimulating discussions
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  • MYHRRA, Fusion Target Station, FTS, Tungsten, Eurofer97, Fusion

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