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Validation of liquid lithium target stability for an intense neutron source

Kondo, Hiroo; Kanemura, Takuji*; Furukawa, Tomohiro ; Hirakawa, Yasushi ; Wakai, Eiichi ; Knaster, J.*

A liquid-Li free-surface stream flowing at 15 m/s under a high vacuum of 10$$^{-3}$$ Pa is to serve as a beam target (Li target) for the planned International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility (IFMIF) or other intense fusion neutron sources. We determined that the stability of the Li target remained unchanged despite using it for an extended period of 1,561 h. This finding is regarded as a significant step toward the realization of the IFMIF and the potential use of relevant neutron sources such as A-FNS and DONES.

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