Ramos, R.*; Kikkawa, Takashi*; Anadn, A.*; Lucas, I.*; Uchida, Kenichi*; Algarabel, P. A.*; Morelln, L.*; Aguirre, M. H.*; Saito, Eiji; Ibarra, M. R.*
AIP Advances (Internet), 7(5), p.055915_1 - 055915_7, 2017/05
Ramos, R.*; Kikkawa, Takashi*; Aguirre, M.*; Lucas, I.*; Anadn, A.*; Oyake, Takafumi*; Uchida, Kenichi*; Adachi, Hiroto; Shiomi, Junichiro*; Algarabel, P. A.*; et al.
Physical Review B, 92(22), p.220407_1 - 220407_5, 2015/12
Knaster, J.*; Ibarra, A.*; Ida, Mizuho*; Kondo, Keitaro; Kikuchi, Takayuki; Ohira, Shigeru; Sugimoto, Masayoshi; Wakai, Eiichi; Watanabe, Kazuhito; 58 of others*
Nuclear Fusion, 55(8), p.086003_1 - 086003_30, 2015/08
The International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility (IFMIF), presently in its Engineering Validation and Engineering Design Activities (EVEDA) phase under the frame of the Broader Approach Agreement between Europe and Japan, has accomplished in summer 2013, on schedule, its EDA phase with the release of the engineering design report of the IFMIF plant, which is here described. Many improvements of the design from former phases are implemented, particularly a reduction of beam losses and operational costs thanks to the superconducting accelerator concept. In the Test Cell design, the separation of the irradiation modules from the shielding block gaining irradiation flexibility and enhancement of the remote handling equipment reliability and cost reduction. The released IFMIF Intermediate Engineering Design Report, which could be complemented if required concurrently with the outcome of the on-going EVA carried out since the entry into force of IFMIF/EVEDA in June 2007, will allow the decision making on its construction and/or serve as the basis for the definition of the next step, aligned with the evolving needs of our fusion community.
Ramos, R.*; Aguirre, M. H.*; Anadn, A.*; Blasco, J.*; Lucas, I.*; Uchida, Kenichi*; Algarabel, P. A.*; Morelln, L.*; Saito, Eiji; Ibarra, M. R.*
Physical Review B, 90(5), p.054422_1 - 054422_6, 2014/08
Wakai, Eiichi; Kondo, Hiroo; Kanemura, Takuji; Furukawa, Tomohiro; Hirakawa, Yasushi; Watanabe, Kazuyoshi; Ida, Mizuho*; Ito, Yuzuru; Niitsuma, Shigeto; Edao, Yuki; et al.
Fusion Science and Technology, 66(1), p.46 - 56, 2014/07
Knaster, J.*; Arbeiter, F.*; Cara, P.*; Favuzza, P.*; Furukawa, Tomohiro; Groeschel, F.*; Heidinger, R.*; Ibarra, A.*; Matsumoto, Hiroshi*; Mosnier, A.*; et al.
Nuclear Fusion, 53(11), p.116001_1 - 116001_18, 2013/11
The IFMIF/EVEDA project under the Broader Approach Agreement between Japan and EU aims at allowing a rapid construction phase of IFMIF in due time. The three main facilities, (1) the Accelerator Facility, (2) the Target Facility and (3) the Test Facility, are the subject of validation activities that include the construction of either full scale prototypes or smartly devised scaled down facilities that will allow a straightforward extrapolation to IFMIF needs. The installation of a Linac of 1.125 MW (125 mA and 9 MeV) of deuterons started in March 2013 in Rokkasho. The world largest liquid Li test loop is running in Oarai with an ambitious experimental programme for the years ahead. A full scale high flux test module that will house 1000 small specimens developed jointly in Europe and Japan has been constructed in Germany together with its He gas loop. A full scale medium flux test module to carry out on-line creep measurement has been constructed in Switzerland.
Garin, P.*; Diegele, E.*; Heidinger, R.*; Ibarra, A.*; Jitsukawa, Shiro; Kimura, Haruyuki; Mslang, A.*; Muroga, Takeo*; Nishitani, Takeo; Poitevin, Y.*; et al.
Fusion Engineering and Design, 86(6-8), p.611 - 614, 2011/10
This paper summarizes the proposals and findings of the IFMIF Specification Working Group established to update the Users requirements and top level specifications for the Facility. Special attention is given to the different roadmaps of fusion path way towards power plants, of materials R&D and of facilities and their interactions. The materials development and validation activities on structural materials, blanket functional materials and non-metallic materials are analyzed and specific objectives and requirements to be implemented in IFMIF are proposed. Emphasis is made in additional potential validation activities that can be developed in IFMIF for ITER TBM qualification as well as for DEMO-oriented mock-up testing.
Sugimoto, Masayoshi; Garin, P.*; Vermare, C.*; Shidara, Hiroyuki; Kimura, Haruyuki; Suzuki, Hiromitsu; Ohira, Shigeru; Okumura, Yoshikazu; Mosnier, A.*; Facco, A.*; et al.
Kasokuki, 7(2), p.110 - 118, 2010/07
International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility (IFMIF) is an accelerator-based neutron irradiation facility dedicated for development of fusion materials. Engineering Validation and Engineering Design Activities (EVEDA) phase of IFMIF project has been initiated in June 2007 and a prototype of the IFMIF accelerator (40 MeV - 125 mA CW Deuteron) is under construction in Rokkasho, Aomori. The target of the prototype is 9 MeV - 125 mA CW beam operation, which is full scale prototyping up to the first tank of superconducting linac section. In this report, the major technical specifications and issues of this extremely high-power machine are overviewed and expected results through operation in future are summarized.
Vermare, C.*; Garin, P.*; Shidara, H.*; Beauvais, P. Y.*; Mosnier, A.*; Ibarra, A.*; Heidinger, R.*; Facco, A.*; Pisent, A.*; Maebara, Sunao; et al.
Proceedings of 1st International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC '10) (Internet), p.777 - 779, 2010/05
Mosnier, A.*; Beauvais, P. Y.*; Branas, B.*; Comunian, M.*; Facco, A.*; Garin, P.*; Gobin, R.*; Gournay, J. F.*; Heidinger, R.*; Ibarra, A.*; et al.
Proceedings of 1st International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC '10) (Internet), p.588 - 590, 2010/05
Shinto, Katsuhiro; Vermare, C.*; Harami, Taikan*; Sugimoto, Masayoshi; Garin, P.*; Maebara, Sunao; Sakaki, Hironao; Ohira, Shigeru; Okumura, Yoshikazu; Mosnier, A.*; et al.
Proceedings of 5th Annual Meeting of Particle Accelerator Society of Japan and 33rd Linear Accelerator Meeting in Japan (CD-ROM), p.255 - 258, 2008/00
Shidara, Hiroyuki; Vermare, C.*; Sugimoto, Masayoshi; Garin, P.*; Maebara, Sunao; Shinto, Katsuhiro; Mosnier, A.*; Ibarra, A.*; Facco, A.*
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Matsumoto, Hiroshi; Knaster, J.*; Heidinger, R.*; Sugimoto, Masayoshi; Ibarra, A.*; Mosnier, A.*; Heinzel, V.*; Massaut, V.*; Micciche, G.*; Mslang, A.*
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The International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility (IFMIF) Engineering Design and Engineering Validation Activities (EVEDA) started in 2007 under the framework of the Broader Approach (BA) Agreement between EU and Japan with the objective of developing a complete engineering design of the IFMIF together with accompanying sub projects to validate the major elements of the technologies essential for the IFMIF Plant. The validation sub projects include design and construction of the prototype deuteron beam accelerator, Lithium Loop Test Facility, and irradiation test of samples in Rigs for High Flux Test Modules. The recent achievements from these activities will be presented.
Ohira, Shigeru; Ochiai, Kentaro; Sugimoto, Masayoshi; Kasugai, Atsushi; Okumura, Yoshikazu; Ushigusa, Kenkichi; Ibarra, A.*; Heidinger, R.*; Knaster, J.*
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The IFMIF/EVEDA activity has successfully demonstrated a stable lithium flow in the EVEDA Lithium Test Loop and produced preliminary scientific results for the Injector, one of the most challenging parts of the Linear IFMIF Prototype Accelerator (LIPAc). Discussions by the BASC are taking place on the possibility of an extension to fully test the reliability of the LIPAc over a sufficiently long time. Recently there have been assessments in the EU and JA which have concluded that there is a need to have access around 2025 to a facility producing a fusion-like neutron spectrum with a minimum flux about half that of IFMIF- this has been given the name DONES in EU and A-FNS in JA. In this presentation, current status and achievements of the IFMIF/EVEDA was presented as well as the Ideas of the neutron source for the post-BA activities from EU and Japan.