NEA Nuclear Science Committee

Third International Workshop on the Utilisation and Reliability of High Power Proton Accelerators

Hosted by the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA 

May 12-16 2002


 

Introduction

Background

Dates and place of the workshop

List of topics

Proposed schedule of the workshop

Participation and submission of papers

Important dates

Fees

Working language

Proceedings

Accomodation and travel arrangements

Workshop organisation

Introduction

The Nuclear Science Committee (NSC) of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is organising a third workshop on "Utilisation and Reliability of High Power Accelerators". The workshop will be held at Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA on May 12-16 2002. The workshop will be hosted by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

 

Background

R&D activities and construction plans related to high power proton accelerators (HPPAs) are being considered in various countries to promote basic and applied sciences, including accelerator-driven nuclear energy systems (ADS). The performance of such hybrid nuclear systems depends to a large extent on the specification and reliability of the particle accelerator. 

The present meeting is a follow-up to the second workshop on "Utilisation and Reliability of High Power Accelerators" that was hosted by CEA Cadarache and was held in Aix-en-Provence, France in 1999. Many of the questions discussed at that workshop will be further developed at this meeting. In addition, there will be specific presentations devoted to safety, regulatory and technological requirements for the commissioning, operation and restart of hybrid nuclear systems. A tentative list of topics is given below.

Dates and place of the workshop

The workshop will begin with a reception on Sunday evening, May 12, 2002. The formal programme will begin on the morning of May 13, 2002 and finish during the morning of May 16. The workshop will be held at the Hotel Loretto, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA where a block of rooms have also been reserved. Additional information on accommodation can be found on the Hotel Accommodation Form.
 
 

List of topics

The meeting will consist of plenary sessions with invited papers on the first day and contributed papers given on the mornings of the following two days. The participants will break into working groups to discuss and work through a set of questions on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. Each day will end with a general discussion and on Thursday morning there will be a closeout session.

Topics of contributed papers to include:

  • Accelerators
  • Windows
  • Target
  • Multiplier
  • Control
  • Safety/Shutdown
  • Facility Operations

Proposed workshop schedule

 

SUNDAY

12-May-02

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

REGISTRATION

MONDAY

13-May-02

7:00 am - 8:15 am

Breakfast and Registration

8:15 am - 8:30 am

Welcome

K. Pasamehmetoglu

INVITED TALKS

Chair: D. Rusthoi

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Background/Perspective

T. Mukaiyama

9:00 am - 9:30 am

European Programs

Carluec, Abderahim, Mueller

9:30 am - 10:15 am

Korean Program/Jeju Meeting

Won-Seok Park

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Break

10:30 am - 11:15 am

U.S. Programs

F. Goldner/M. Cappiello/P.Finck

11:15 am - 12:00 noon

Design of Proton LINACs for Greater Reliability

T. Wangler

12:00 noon - 1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Reliable Cyclotron Design

T. Stammbach

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Target Design Concepts

G. Bauer

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Innovative ADS Concepts

M. Salvatores

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Target and Window Materials

S. Maloy

4;15 pm - 5:30 pm

OPEN DISCUSSIONS

Discussion leader: M. Cappiello

. Design Considerations

. Performance Requirements

. Reliability

TUESDAY

14-May-02

7:00 am - 8:15 am

Breakfast

8:15 am - 8:30 am

Announcements

D. Rusthoi

CONTRIBUTED PAPERS

Chair: R. Sheffield

8:30 am - 8:55 am

Reliability Tests of the High Power Proton Source SILHI at CEA/Saclay

Gobin, Beauvais, Bogard, Ferdinand, Mattei

8:55 am - 9:20 am

Operational Experience with a 352-MHz 5-Cell Accelerating Structure for the High Energy Section of the Linac

Chincarini, Gemme, Parodi, Barni, Bosotti, Pagani, Pierini, Calatroni, Chiaveri, Losito

9:20 am - 9:45 am

Beam Reliability and Equipment Downtime Tracking

Callaway and Ryder

9:45 am - 10:10 am

Reliability of induction FFAG for Accelerator Driven Reactor

H. Takahashi

10:10 am - 10:30 am

Break

10:30 am - 10:55 am

R&D Status of Superconducting Proton Linac and the KEK/JAERI High Intensity Proton Linac Project

Ouchi

10:55 am - 11:20 am

The Use of NEG Vacuum Pumps on the LEDA RFQ

Valvidiez, et al.

11:20 am - 11:45 am

Corrosion Measurements on APT Prototypic Materials in the LANSCE High-Power Proton Beam

Lillard, et al.

11:45 am - 12:10 am

Preliminary Measurements from a Thick Pb-Bi Target from Irradiation by 800 MeV Protons

James, Klann, Morgan, Pitcher, Paciotti, Oostens

12:10 pm - 1:40 pm

Lunch

1:40 pm - 2:05 pm

Oxygen Concentration Measurements and Control for Liquid Pb-Bi Eutectic in the LANL DELTA Loop

Darling, Hang, Li, Ammermann

2:05 pm - 2:30 pm

Gas Production Cross-Section Measurements at LANSCE

Haight

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm

Sodium-Cooled Tungsten Target Design

Chang

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Working Group Meetings

. Accelerator

Chair: P. Colestock/C. Pagani

. Target/Window/Materials

Chair: K. Pasamehmetoglu/G. Laffont

. Multiplier

Chair: E. Pitcher/H. Abderrahim

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Working Group Summaries / Joint Discussions

Discussion Leader: R. Sheffield

WEDNESDAY

15-May-02

7:00 am - 8:15 am

Breakfast

8:15 am - 8:30 am

Announcements

D. Rusthoi

CONTRIBUTED PAPERS

Chair: P. Finck

8:30 am - 8:55 am

Safety Analysis of Na and Pb-Bi Coolants in Response to Beam Instabilities

Eriksson, Wallenius, Tucek, Gudowski, Cahalan

8:55 am - 9:20 am

Active and Passive Safety Control Performance in Subcritical Accelerator-Driven Nuclear Reactors

Cahalan, Eriksson

9:20 am - 9:45 am

Operating Requirements for a Proton Beam Accelerator to Couple with a Subcritical System

Negrini, Proto

9:45 am - 10:10 am

Safe Shutdown of Accelerator Driven Systems

Boyak, Cappiello, Pasamehmetoglu

10:10 am - 10:30 am

Break

10:30 am - 10:55 am

Theoretical and Experimental Evaluation of the Windowless Interface for the TRASCO-ADS Project

Barni, Sertore, Giannantonio, Bonucci, Turroni, Cinotti

10:55 am - 11:20 am

Design and Verification Experiments for the Windowless Spallation Target of the ADS Prototype MYRRHA

Van Tichelen, Kupschus, Ariën, Abderrahim

11:20 am - 11:45 am

Radio Protection Calculations for the TRADE Experiment

Ferrari, Herrera-Martinez, Kadi, Zanini

11:45 am - 12:10 am

Thermal Response of the Multiplier of an Accelerator Driven System to Beam Interruptions

Dunn

12:10 pm - 1:40 pm

Lunch

1:40 pm - 2:05 pm

Design Description of the Target and Materials Testing Station for the Accelerator Driven Test Facility (ADTF)

Guffee, et al.

2:05 pm - 2:30 pm

Lead-Bismuth Spallation Target Design of the Accelerator-Driven Test Facility (ADTF)

Gohar, et al.

2:30 pm - 2:55 pm

Results of the Initial Operations of the LANL DELTA Loop

Tcharnotskaia, Ammerman, Woloshun

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Working Group Meetings

. Test Facilities

Chair: P. Finck/M. Salvatores

. Control/safety/Shutdown

Chair: M. Cappiello/Won-Seok Park

 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Working Group Summaries/Joint Discussions

Discussion Leader: P. Finck

THURSDAY

16-May-02

7:00 am - 8:15 am

Breakfast

8:15 am - 8:30 am

Announcements

D. Rusthoi

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Open Discussion

All Participants /Lead: K. Pasamehmetoglu

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Break

10:15 am - 12:30 pm

Discuss report presentation/contents

AURS/Local Organizing Committee

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

International Sub-Group meeting


 
 

Participation and submission of papers

Participants should fill in the Participation Form by JANUARY 20, 2002. . 
 

Participants planning to present a paper should send the title and an abstract of maximum 300 words using the Abstract Submission Form before FEBRUARY 1, 2002. Participants will be informed by e-mail if their paper has been accepted for presentation. 

Final versions of accepted papers must be sent in electronic form using the Final Paper Submission Form attaching a Word document by  MAY 10, 2002 .
 


It is planned to allocate 35 minutes for the presentation of each invited paper and about 20 minutes for each contributed paper presentation.

All correspondence with regard to the meeting should be addressed to the chair of the workshop:

Dr. Richard Sheffield
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Mail Stop H816
Los Alamos, NM 87545
Email: rsheffield@lanl.gov

 

Important Dates


 
January 20, 2002 Deadline for Participation Form
February 1, 2002 Submission of abstract
March 7, 2002 Acceptance of contributed papers
April 11, 2002 Hotel Registration Deadline
May 10, 2002  Deadline for Electronic version of accepted papers
May 12, 2002  Start of the meeting

 

Fees

There is no conference fee. The organisers will invite all participants to a reception on the evening of the first day. A continental breakfast will be provided in the conference meeting room Monday through Thursday from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Lunch and breaks, Monday through Wednesday, will also be provided.
 
 

Working language

The working language will be English.
 
 

Proceedings

A draft copy of the papers will be provided to the participants on a CD-ROM at the beginning of the workshop. All papers will be included in the proceedings, which will be published by the NEA shortly after the meeting. Please note that papers not received by May 10 risk being omitted from the proceedings.
 
 

Accommodation and travel arrangements

The participants will be accommodated in the Hotel Loretto, in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. Hotel expenses have to be paid directly to the hotel. We have reserved a block of 80 rooms at this hotel for your convenience. Hotel reservations must by made no later than NOON on Thursday, April 11, 2002 to assure availability.

A programme for accompanying persons can be made available.
 
 

Workshop organisation

WPPT Accelerator Utilisation and Reliability Subgroup

Chairperson: Gregory Van Tuyle, LANL

International Scientific Advisors

J. M. Lagniel, CEA Saclay, France
H. Ait-Abderrahim, SCK/CEN, Mol, Belgium
G. S. Bauer, PSI, Switzerland 
A. Mueller, CNRS Orsay, France
E. Gonzalez, CIEMAT, Spain
C. Pagani, INFN, Italy
Michael Cappiello LANL, USA
Marcus Eriksson, R.I. T., Sweden
Guy Laffont, CEA/Cadarache, France 
Kemal Pasamehmetoglu, LANL, USA
Eric Pitcher, LANL, USA
Rusi P. Taleyarkhan, ORNL, USA
Byong-Ho Choi, KAERI, Korea
Thomas Wangler, LANL, USA
Peter Sigg, Paul Scherrer Institute,
Richard Sheffield, LANL, USA
George Lawrence, LANL, USA
 

Local organising committee

Richard Sheffield, Chair
Greg Van Tuyle
Kemal Pasamehmetoglu
Eric Pitcher
David Schneider
Mike Cappiello
George Lawrence
Tom Wangler
Pat Colestock
Vernon Smith
Dominic Chan
Linda Hill
 
 

Previous workshops

2nd Workshop on Utilisation and Reliability of High Power Accelerators, Caderache, France, 1999

1st Workshop on Utilisation and Reliability of High Power Accelerators, Mito, Japan, 1998
 


Related links

Nuclear Science Committee

Working Party on Partitioning and Transmutation (WPPT)

WPPT Accelerator Utilisation and Reliability Subgroup

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