High-intensity deuteron linear accelerator (FMIT)

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For fusion reactors to become operational, one of the many problems to be solved is to find materials able to withstand the intense bombardment of 14-MeV neutrons released by the fusion process. The development of alloys less likely to become damaged by this neutron bombardment will require years of work, making it desirable to begin studies in parallel with other aspects of fusion power generators. The Fusion Materials Irradiation Test (FMIT) Facility, to be built at the Hanford Engineering Development Laboratory (HEDL), Richland, Washington, will provide a high neutron flux and a neutron energy spectrum representative of fusion reactor conditions ... continued below

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Jameson, R.A. January 1, 1979.

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For fusion reactors to become operational, one of the many problems to be solved is to find materials able to withstand the intense bombardment of 14-MeV neutrons released by the fusion process. The development of alloys less likely to become damaged by this neutron bombardment will require years of work, making it desirable to begin studies in parallel with other aspects of fusion power generators. The Fusion Materials Irradiation Test (FMIT) Facility, to be built at the Hanford Engineering Development Laboratory (HEDL), Richland, Washington, will provide a high neutron flux and a neutron energy spectrum representative of fusion reactor conditions in volumes adequate to screen and qualify samples of candidate fusion reactor materials. FMIT's design goal is to provide an irradiation test volume of 10 cm/sup 3/ at a neutron flux of 10/sup 15/ n/cm/sup 2/-s, and 500 cm/sup 3/ at a flux of 10/sup 14/ n/cm/sup 2/-s. This will not allow testing of actual components, but samples in the most intense flux region can be subjected to accelerated life testing, accumulating in one year the total number of neutrons seen by a fusion reactor in 10 to 20 years of operation.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • IEEE particle accelerator conference, San Francisco, CA, USA, 12 Mar 1979

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-79-707
  • Report No.: CONF-790327-20
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5999162
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1097550

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Jameson, R.A. High-intensity deuteron linear accelerator (FMIT), article, January 1, 1979; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1097550/: accessed August 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.