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Operation of the accelerator driving the VENUS-F core for the low power ADS experiments Guinevere and FREYA at SCK-CEN

A. Kochetkov
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J.L. Lecouey
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J. Mertens
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F. van Gestel
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C. van Grieken
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B. van Houdt
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G. Vittiglio
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Abstract

GUINEVERE and FREYA are European projects devoted to experimental studies of accelerator-driven system feasibility. They are mainly dedicated to on-line reactivity monitoring, subcriticality determination and operational procedures. An experimental reactor of SCK•CEN (Belgium) modified into a fast lead core, VENUS-F, is coupled to a versatile accelerator-driven neutron source developed by CNRS/IN2P3 (France) driving the reactor in different modes. A deuteron beam is provided by an electrostatic accelerator with a time structure driven solely by the ion source. The deuteron ions are accelerated (220 keV) onto a tritiated target located at the centre of the reactor core, creating neutrons by T(d,n) 4 He reactions. This paper describes the design and commissioning of the facility and reports on the operation of the accelerator coupled to the reactor.
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in2p3-00829462 , version 1 (03-06-2013)

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Maud Baylac, A. Billebaud, P. Boge, D. Bondoux, J. Bouvier, et al.. Operation of the accelerator driving the VENUS-F core for the low power ADS experiments Guinevere and FREYA at SCK-CEN. 2nd International Workshop on Technology and Components of Accelerator-driven Systems (TCADS-2), May 2013, Nantes, France. pp.197-206. ⟨in2p3-00829462⟩
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