The European Fusion Roadmap has identified as a key step a high intensity fusion-like neutron source for the qualification of materials. The targeted environment needs to be similar to the one in a fusion reactor in order to drive the design and the licensing of the future Demonstration Reactor (DEMO). At the European level, this need has pushed the development of a neutron source based on the Li(d,nx) stripping reaction called DONES (DEMO Oriented Neutron Source). Recently, Granada (Spain) has been chosen as the reference site in case the facility is built in Europe.
In this presentation, EUROfusion Work Package Early Neutron Source Definition and Design Project Leader Dr Ibarra will discuss the project together with its present status and near-future plans. Special emphasis is devoted to the opportunities and technologies required for the DONES construction and development.
The webinar is organized under the auspices of the FusionCAT project with reference number 001-P-001722 that has been co-financed by the European Union Regional Development Fund within the framework of the ERDF Operational Program of Catalonia 2014-2020, with the support of Generalitat of Catalonia.