The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) organised the third international workshop on technology and components of accelerator driven systems (TCADS-3). The meeting was held in Mito, Japan on 6-9 September 2016, and was hosted by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA).
Accelerator Driven Systems (ADS) are promising tools for the efficient transmutation of nuclear waste and are considered as a potential option for partitioning and transmutation strategies in an advanced nuclear fuel cycle. Followed by the success of the workshop series on the utilisation and reliability of the high power proton accelerators (HPPA) in 1998-2007, the scope the TCADS workshop covered sub-critical systems as well as the use of neutron sources. The first two workshops were held respectively in 2010 (Karlsruhe, Germany) and in 2012 (Nantes, France).
The workshop provided a forum for experts to present and discuss state-of-the-art developments in the field of ADS and neutron sources.
The workshop covered: R&D status on ADS including accelerators, neutron sources and sub-critical systems for current facilities and future experimental and power systems; technology, engineering and research aspects of the above components; system optimisation for reducing capital and operational costs and the role of ADS in advanced fuel cycles.
Proposed topics and subjects discussed were
The proposed topics for the technical sessions were
|Kazufumi TSUJIMOTO (JAEA, Japan)||Alex MUELLER (Uni. of Paris-Sud, Orsay, France)|
|Yunlong CHI (IHEP, PR China)||Paolo PIERINI (INFN, Italy)|
|Robert GARNETT (LANL, USA)||Gert VAN DEN EYNDE (SCK•CEN, Belgium)|
|Yousry GOHAR (ANL, USA)||Michael WOHLMUTHER (PSI, Switzerland)|
|Yuan HE (IMPCAS, PR China)||Lei YANG (IMPCAS, PR China)|
|Joachim KNEBEL (KIT, Germany)||Toshinobu SASA(JAEA)|
Dr. Stéphanie Cornet
Dr Kazufumi Tsujimoto