Faculty Advisor

Iannacchione, Germano S.

Abstract

The purpose of this MQP is to examine candidate materials for the beam window of an ADS reactor. ADS stands for Accelerator Driven System, a means of spallating atomic nuclei to produce controlled nuclear fission, or to transmute existing nuclear waste into species that are easier to handle. Due to the high power necessary for ADS accelerators, the integrity of the accelerator's beam window has been a concern. Progress has been made on liquid-metal cooled ADS designs, especially in the ORNL and JAERI research centers, but problems have become apparent, too. My project was to investigate potential materials for an ADS beam window that can radiatively cool itself.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2007

Major

Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Physics

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