Open Access
ND 2007
Article Number 010
Number of page(s) 6
Section Plenary Sessions
Published online 17 June 2008
International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology 2007
DOI: 10.1051/ndata:07711

Accelerator-based facility design in association with nuclear data

H. Takada

Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1195, Japan

Published online: 21 May 2008

At present, large research infrastructures using high energy and high beam intensity accelerator have been almost realized as examples of SINQ, J-PARC and SNS. In the design study of such accelerator facilities, it is required to seek the best neutronic performance and assure engineering feasibilities such as heat removal from the target and its surroundings, material selection to have enough life-time under radiation environment for reasonable operation duration. It is also important to design sophisticated maintenance scheme including remote handling to treat highly activated components, and optimal radiation shield around them. The roles of nuclear data to these aspects and perspectives are reviewed through the design of J-PARC spallation neutron source.

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