Radioisotope production at the IFMIF-DONES facility
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AuthorPraena Rodríguez, Antonio Javier; Arias De Saavedra Alias, Fernando; Porras Sánchez, José Ignacio
EPJ Web of Conferences 239, 23001 (2020). [https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/202023923001]
SponsorshipEuratom 633053; Spanish project (MINECO-FEDER, EU) FIS2015-69941-C2-1-P; Spanish project (Prog. Operativo FEDER Andalucia 2014-2020) A-FQM-371-UGR18; Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) PS16163811PORR; University of Granada Chair Neutrons for Medicine: Fundacion ACS
The International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility - Demo Oriented NEutron Source (IFMIF-DONES) is a single-sited novel Research Infrastructure for testing, validation and qualification of the materials to be used in a fusion reactor. Recently, IFMIF-DONES has been declared of interest by ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) and its European host city would be Granada (Spain). In spite the first and most important application of IFMIF-DONES related to fusion technology, the unprecedented neutron flux available could be exploited without modifying the routine operation of IFMIF-DONES. Thus, it is already planned an experimental hall for a complementary program with neutrons. Also, a complementary program on the use of the deuteron beam could help IFMIF-DONES to be more sustainable. In the present work, we study radioisotope production with deuterons of Lu-177. The results show the viability of IFMIF-DONES for such production in terms of the needs of a territory of small-medium size. Also the study suggests that new nuclear data at higher deuteron energies are mandatory for an accurate study in this field.