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International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Research Applications and Utilization of Accelerators (AccApp '09), Vienna : Austria (2009)
The GENEPI-3C Accelerator for the GUINEVERE Project
M. Baylac1, H. Aıt Abderrahim, P. Baeten, A. Billebaud1, G. Bergmans, P. Boge1, D. Bondoux1, J. Bouvier1, T. Cabanel1, Y. Carcagno1, G. Dargaud1, J.M. De Conto1, G. Gaudiot2, J.M. Gautier3, Y. Gomez Martinez1, G. Granget, G. Heitz2, M. Heusch1, B. Laune4, D. Marchand1, F. Mellier, Y. Merrer3, R. Micoud1, E. Perbet1, M. Planet, P. Poussot2, D. Reynet4, C. Ruescas2, D. Tourrès1, F. Vermeersch, G. Vittiglio
GUINEVERE Collaboration(s)

GUINEVERE, Generator-of-Uninterrupted-Intense-NEutrons-at-the-lead-VEnus-REactor, is a project of the Domain 2 of the FP6 EUROTRANS Integrated Project devoted to Accelerator Driven System (ADS) feasibility studies. Domain 2, ECATS, is related to specific Experiments for Coupling an Accelerator, a Target and a Subcritical core. GUINEVERE will investigate on-line reactivity monitoring, sub-criticality determination and operational procedures in an ADS. The project consists in coupling a modified VENUS facility at the SCK-CEN site in Mol (Belgium) to an upgraded GENEPI neutron source. SCK-CEN is transforming the water moderated VENUS reactor into a fast lead core facility, the fuel and lead rodlets being provided by CEA. The GEnerator-of-NEutrons-Pulsed-and-Intense is an electrostatic accelerator generating 14 MeV neutrons by bombarding a high intensity deuteron beam on a tritium target located in the reactor core. CNRS is designing and building a new accelerator, GENEPI–3C, to meet the new requirements of the experimental program: it will be capable of delivering alternatively 1 μs long deuteron pulses with adjustable repetition rate, as well as continuous beam with programmable interruptions. This paper will describe the design and commissioning of the GENEPI accelerator
1 :  LPSC - Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie
2 :  IPHC - Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien
3 :  LPCC - Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire de Caen
4 :  IPNO - Institut de Physique Nucléaire d'Orsay
Physique/Physique/Physique des accélérateurs