Targets Project Coordination

Lead Research Organisation: STFC - Laboratories

Abstract

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Description The research has identified a number of possible new technologies, materials and operational techniques for targets that will allow them to be used with more powerful accelerator beams. It is also identified that for spallation neutron sources, such as ISIS, much more attention needs to be paid to the neutron capture system. It has supported the upgrades to be made to the ISIS target.
Exploitation Route The work is relevant for future neutrino sources, such as LBNF and T2HK. The former is already investigating the use of a packed bed target developed by this project. It has also contributed to studies of the Mu2e target and has demonstrated a possible way of building high power neutrino and neutron targets, including for radiation damage studies for fission and fusion reactors. Further, the work is also of relevance for neutron production for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy.
Sectors Energy,Healthcare,Other

 
Description RADiATE collaboration 
Organisation Brookhaven National Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The project has directly resulted in the creation of a collaboration to study the effects of radiation damage on materials for accelerators and for nuclear reactors. This has already made detailed studies of radiation damage to graphite and beryllium.
Collaborator Contribution See above.
Impact The collaboration is still active. It is multi-disciplinary, involving physicists, engineers and material scientists.
Start Year 2012
 
Description RADiATE collaboration 
Organisation Fermilab - Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The project has directly resulted in the creation of a collaboration to study the effects of radiation damage on materials for accelerators and for nuclear reactors. This has already made detailed studies of radiation damage to graphite and beryllium.
Collaborator Contribution See above.
Impact The collaboration is still active. It is multi-disciplinary, involving physicists, engineers and material scientists.
Start Year 2012
 
Description RADiATE collaboration 
Organisation U.S. Department of Energy
Department Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The project has directly resulted in the creation of a collaboration to study the effects of radiation damage on materials for accelerators and for nuclear reactors. This has already made detailed studies of radiation damage to graphite and beryllium.
Collaborator Contribution See above.
Impact The collaboration is still active. It is multi-disciplinary, involving physicists, engineers and material scientists.
Start Year 2012
 
Description RADiATE collaboration 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Department of Materials
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The project has directly resulted in the creation of a collaboration to study the effects of radiation damage on materials for accelerators and for nuclear reactors. This has already made detailed studies of radiation damage to graphite and beryllium.
Collaborator Contribution See above.
Impact The collaboration is still active. It is multi-disciplinary, involving physicists, engineers and material scientists.
Start Year 2012