1st Workshop on Advanced Neutron Sources and their applications

4-5 November, 2017
Aomori-city, Japan

Saturday, 4 November 2017 (@IFERC site and Festival city Auga)

8:30 Departing from Nebuta museum “WA RASSE”nearby Hotel Route Inn Aomori Station
10:00 Arriving at the IFERC Site and tour to LIPAc
12:00 Departing the IFERC Site (Light meal will be provided at the site for lunch)
13:30 Arriving at Auga
14:00 Opening (A. Ibarra, S. O’hira)
14:15 Technical Session 1:  Users’ perspective on neutron sources for materials development:T. Muroga (NIFS)
15:00 Technical Session 2-1: Presentations about the neutron sources developed or being developed

Chair: Shigeru O’hira (QST)  (30 +10 min x 4 presentations)

  – DONES: DEMO-Oriented Neutron Source: A. Ibarra (CIEMAT)
  – Advanced-Fusion Neutron Source: K. Ochiai (QST)
  –Multi-Aimed Intense Neutron Source (MAINS) based on BISOL: Y. Wang  (Peking Univ.)
  – Neutron sources for transmutation of long-lived fission products: H. Okuno (Riken)
 18:00 Adjourn


Sunday, 5 November 2017 (@Link-Station Aomori)

9:30 Technical Session 2-2:  Presentations about the neutron sources developed or being developed (30 min x 3 presentations + discussion).

Chair: Juan Knaster (IFMIF/EVEDA)

  – Neutron sources for transmutation applications (including MYRRHA): D. Terentiev, (SCK-CEN)
  – D-T neutron sources (including HINEG, SORGENTINA, etc): Y. Wu (FDS)
11:30  Lunch
12:45 Technical Session 3:  Panel Discussion on development of neutron sources.

Chair: Angel Ibarra (CIEMAT); High/Low power neutron sources (4-5 items, 10-15 min. each + discussion)

Accelerator-related issues. Promoter: Juan Knaster (IFMIF/EVEDA)
  – Comparison of a few schemes of RFQ-based compact neutron sources: S. Kurokawa (KEK)
  – High power linacs: J. Knaster (IFMIF/EVEDA)
Target-related Promoter: K. Ochiai (QST)
  – Design and technical challenges of Li target for IFMIF-based neutron sources: D. Bernardi (ENEA)
  – Target challenge for High power compact accelerator based neutron source; as status of the iBNCT: the heat issue and blistering: T. Kurihara (KEK)
  – Present status of neutron target on J-parc Presentaer: T. Naoe (JAEA/J-parc)
Irradiation area- related issues. Promoter: F. Arbeiter (KIT) (4-5 items, 10-15 min. each + discussion)
Complementary Experiments at DONES: W. Królas, A. Ibarra, A. Maj, F. Arbeiter
Comment on the middle flux module: T. Nishitani (NIFS)
Tools and procedures for radiation damage modelling and intercomparison of experiments:

F. Mota, C. J. Ortiz, R. Vila (CIEMAT)

 16:30 Technical Session 4: Summary session   Chair: K. Ochiai (QST)
  – From IFMIF users committee: IEA/W-GIFT history and proposal (15 min.): E. Diegele (EUROfusione)
  – Summary: J. Knaster (IFMIF/EVEDA)
 17:30 Adjourn


European Research Day 2016

The European Research Day 2016 (ERD) took place on 25 November 2016 in Tokyo.

It is a one-day workshop featuring presentations by European researchers, discussion panels

on issues of relevance for Japan-Europe mobility and research cooperation, and a networking reception.

Francesco gave a superb presentation on his research for the IFMIF project.