Integrated prototyping in view of the 100 MeV linac for MYRRHA phase 1

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  • Frédéric Doucet
  • Philippe Della Faille
  • Frédéric Bouly
  • Dominique Bondoux
  • Christophe Joly
  • Guillaume Olry
  • Hervé Saugnac
  • Holger Podlech
  • Ulrich Ratzinger
  • Dominik Mäder
  • Holger Höltermann
  • Marc Loiselet
  • Nancy Postiau
  • Laurent Standaert

Institutes & Expert groups

  • CNRS/IN2P3 - Université Grenoble Alpes - LPSC
  • IPN - Institute de Physique Nucléaire
  • Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main - Institut für Angewandte Physik
  • UCL - Université catholique de Louvain

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The MYRRHA project borne by SCK•CEN, the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, aims at realizing a pre-industrial Accelerator Driven System (ADS) for exploring the transmutation of long lived nuclear waste. The linac for this ADS will be a High Power Proton Accelerator delivering 2.4 MW CW beam at 600 MeV. It has to satisfy stringent requirements for reliability and availability: a beam-MTBF of 250h is targeted. The reliability goal is pursued through a phased approach. During Phase 1, expected till 2024, the MYRRHA linac up to 100 MeV will be constructed. It will allow to evaluate the reliability potential of the 600 MeV linac. It will also feed a Proton Target Facility in which radioisotopes of interest will be collected through an ISOL system; a target station for fusion studies is also foreseen. This contribution will focus on the transition to integrated prototyping, which will emphasize (i) a test platform consisting of the initial section of the normal conducting injector (5.9 MeV), (ii) the realization of a complete cryomodule for the superconducting linac and of its cryogenic valve box. The cryomodule will house two 352 MHz single spoke cavities operated at 2K.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th International Particle Accelerator Conference
Subtitle of host publicationIPAC2018, Vancouver, BC, Canada
PublisherJACoW Publishing
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-95450-184-7
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018
Event2018 - IPAC'18: 9th International Particle Accelerator Conference - JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 30 Apr 20184 May 2018


Conference2018 - IPAC'18
CityVancouver, BC
OtherIPAC is the main international event for the worldwide accelerator community and industry. Attendees will be presented with cutting-edge accelerator research and development results and gain the latest insights into accelerator facilities across the globe. Over 1200 delegates and 70 industry exhibits are expected to be in attendance
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  • MYRRHA, Linac, Prototyping

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