Current research on ADS at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
2017 February 23
2017 April 14
The research on Accelerator Driven Systems (ADS) has more than 20 year's tradition at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. Since 2010, the most experiments have been performed with a~spallation target composed of 512 kg of natural uranium. This target called QUINTA was irradiated with proton and deuteron beams of high energies. Currently, final preparations of a new spallation target BURAN consisting of 21 tons of depleted uranium are under way. The main tasks of the project are experimental investigation of neutron production inside the spallation target, possibility of natural thorium utilization and transmutation of the minor actinides and long-lived fission products. The supplementary field of interest is a measurement of nuclear data and verification of nuclear codes and theoretical models related to the ADS technologies.