Karlsruher Institut für Technologie



He Cooled Rotating Target for the European Spallation Source (ESS)

Donnerstag, 17. November 2011, 14:00-16:00
KIT Campus Nord, INR, Bau 521, 2. OG, Raum 302
Abstract: Since the very beginning of the Pre-construction phase (2010-2012) of the European Spallation Source programme, a helium-gas cooled target was proposed, capable of sustaining the beam power of 5 MW and avoiding cladding of tungsten blocks necessary to mitigate corrosion in an analogous water-cooled system. The concept retained during the target selection process is a rotating target filled with tungsten. The choice was driven by different criteria, in which safety and performance were central. A short review of the main differences between concepts and the route to the decision will be addressed as well as the current design effort and its status, including some of the major component needed to operate the target.
Dr. Cyril Kharoua

European Spallation Source (ESS) Lund, Schweden
Institut für Neutronenphysik und Reaktortechnik
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) - Campus Nord
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen
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