IFMIF, the International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility, is an accelerator-based neutron source that will use Li(d,xn) reactions to generate a flux of neutrons with a broad peak at 14 MeV equivalent to the conditions of the Deuterium-Tritium reactions in a fusion power plant. IFMIF is conceived for fusion materials testing. [Further reading]. IFMIF/EVEDA project is jointly developed by Europe and Japan. Check here the list of contributing institutes and universities.
LIPAc, the Linear IFMIF Prototype Accelerator, is currently ongoing installation and commissioning in Rokkasho, Japan. Check here the latest status of the commissioning and installation activities.
Plasma source ignited again in Rokkasho
After three months of shutdown, where a thorough maintenance of the injector source of the injector source, diagnostics, PPS and control system was carried out, plasma was produced again this September 21st, in time for the last checks before the beam campaign scheduled for the coming October 3rd.
In side picture, Intermediate Electrode current on green channel and Reflected Power on magenta channel.
Ceremony held in Rokkasho on 21st April 2016
A ceremony for the celebration of the success of the Injector commissioning and the start of the installation of the RFQ, RF Power generator, MEBT and Diagnostics was held at Rokkasho site with the presence of Japanese and European authorities. (newsline)
Progress in the installation of the RFQ and RF Power of LIPAc
During the last days the activity has been intense. The installation of the RFQ has progressed and it is almost ready for the Bead Pull measurements scheduled next month. Also the third module of the RF power is almost installed. In parallel, D-Plate and MEBT were unpacked and pre-positioned in the vault.
The IFMIF/EVEDA Project Committee #17 in Rokkasho.
Last 13 and 14 March the IFMIF/EVEDA Project Committee took place in Rokkasho. The Committee members could also witness the recent progress of the installation of the RF modules of LIPAc, as well as the latest deliveries from Europe (RFQ supermodules, cooling skids, RF power modules).
The RFQ arrived in Rokkasho.
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After a long flight from Legnaro, via Frankfurt, the three Super Modules of the 10m long RFQ of LIPAc finally arrived in Rokkasho last Monday 22nd. Installation works will start soon.
Broader Approach Steering Committee
The Broader Approach Steering Committee #17 held in Padova on 11 December have approved the extension of IFMIF/EVEDA until December 2019
Delivery of the first components of the LIPAc’s RF Power System
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Components arrived at Rokkasho Site on September 2, 2015