Publications by Andrei Seryi


Application of accelerator based neutron sources in fusion materials research

2013 IEEE 25th Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE 2013 (2013)

E Surrey, M Porton, D Findlay, A Letchworth, T Davenne, J Thomason, SG Roberts, A Seryi, J Marrow, B Connolly, H Owen

The materials engineering data base relevant to fusion irradiation is poorly populated and it has long been recognized that a fusion spectrum neutron source will be required, the facility IFMIF being the present proposal. Reevaluation of the regulatory approach for the EU proposed DEMO device shows that the purpose of the source can be changed from lifetime equivalent irradiation exposure to data generation at lower levels of exposure by adopting a defence in depth strategy and regular component surveillance. This reduces the specification of the source with respect to IFMIF allowing lower risk technology solutions to be considered. A description of such a source, FAFNIR, is presented here along with project timescales and costs. © 2013 IEEE.


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