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Transmutation experimental facility for research and development of accelerator-driven system in JAEA

Tsujimoto, Kazufumi; Sasa, Toshinobu; Nishihara, Kenji; Sugawara, Takanori  ; Iwamoto, Hiroki ; Takei, Hayanori 

Partitioning and Transmutation technology is expected to be effective to mitigate the burden of the HLW disposal. The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) has been conducting the research and development (R&D) on accelerator-driven system (ADS) as a dedicated transmutation system of long-lived radioactive nuclides. For ADS to play important roles in the nuclear fuel cycle, several critical issues have to be resolved. To foster the R&D for most of above mentioned technical issues, JAEA plans to build the Transmutation Experimental Facility (TEF) which consists of two buildings: the Transmutation Physics Experimental Facility (TEF-P) and the ADS Target Test Facility (TEF-T). TEF-P is a zero-power critical facility which is operated with a low power proton beam to research the reactor physics and the controllability of ADS. Using this TEF-P facility, many experimental studies are planned.



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