F4E News

IFMIF/EVEDA – Engineering and validation of equipment in progress

First LIPAc Commissioning and Beam Operation Workshop at Rokkasho!!!

After completing the first beam operation stage, and while profiting ofthe stop of the machine for the scheduled maintenance, the first LIPAcCommissioning and Beam Operation workshop was organized at Rokkasho site. [read more]

Visit of the French Ambassador at Rokkasho on 12/11/2018

On November 12th, 2018, we were honored by the visit of the French Ambassador, his excellency Laurent Pic, and his delegation at Rokkasho. We were given the chance to present the activities performed at the IFERC site [read more]

Project Committee #22

The 22nd Project Committee was held at Rokkasho IFERC Site on October 15th and 16th, during which an update of the project was presented as well as the outlook from 2019 onward [read more]


Transfer of Ownership between F4E and QST

On October 16th, 2018 the transfer of ownership of Beam Instrumentation, Medium Energy Beam Transport and  Radio Frequency Quadrupole [read more]


LIPAc Operation stopped for yearly maintenance

Since August 13th, the operation has been stopped to allow the yearly maintenance as well as the installation of the HEBT/BD equipment required for the next phase.

The Beam operation are expected to resume by the end of this year.

F4E News

Europe and Japan operate accelerator to deliver first beam


First proton beam injected into the RFQ on 13 June 2018!!!

As a major milestone towards the validation of the IFMIF accelerator design, the first beam has been injected into the RFQ at the LIPAc (Linear IFMIF Prototype Accelerator) at Rokkasho on 13 June 2018.

After some optimization, on Friday 15 June 2018 more than 80% of transmission in the RFQ was achieved.

This first campaign consisting of the full characterization of the proton beam at low duty cycle, followed by an increase of the beam current up to 65mA, will last almost 8 weeks, and will be followed by the deuteron beam operation. Besides this important milestone being reached, LIPAc project will have to face other important challenges before the start of the next phase with the assembly of the SRF Linac at Rokkasho site and the installation of the HEBT/BD required to reach the final targeted 9MeV.

Congratulations to the LIPAc Operation Team!!

The international team of European and Japanese scientists and engineers celebrating this important milestone

Further check the dedicated newsline.