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

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  • Concetta 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
  • J. Eikenberg
  • A. Letourneau
  • et al.

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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 ∼1MW 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 InternationalWorkshop, where the results and the lessons learned during the project have been summarised. This work presents a review of the outcome of that Workshop.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1471-1495
JournalNuclear Engineering and Design
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008


  • megapie, spallation target, ADS

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