Integration of safety in IFMIF-DONES design

Francisco Martín-Fuertes (Corresponding Author), Miguel E. García, Pedro Fernández, Ángela Cortés, Gianluca D'Ovidio, Elena Fernández, Tonio Pinna, Maria Teresa Porfiri, Ulrich Fischer, Francisco Ogando, Fernando Mota, Yuefeng Qiu, Atte Helminen, Slawomir Potempski, Eduardo Gallego, Ángel Ibarra

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    The IFMIF-DONES (International Fusion Material Irradiation Facility-DEMO Oriented NEutron Source) facility is being designed with the general objective of providing irradiation of representative samples of power fusion machine materials under prototypical conditions. A linear accelerator will deliver deuterons at high intensity to circulating lithium in a loop, which will produce neutrons capable of obtaining the required damage conditions. As a result of this process, radionuclides will be produced as a by-product, which is characterized by several degrees of mobility. Shielding and radiation protection measures will be required in the facility. IFMIF-DONES will be classified as a first class radioactive facility according to national regulations, with Spain being the European candidate to site the facility. Several aspects of the main safety instructions affecting the facility's design are explained and discussed in this paper.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number5040074
    Pages (from-to)74
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Fusion
    • Linear accelerator
    • Regulatory requirements
    • Safety


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