Within the CMR50 project (Cible-Modérateur-Réflecteur 50kW), the DIS (Department d’Ingéniérie des Systèmes), the DACM (Le Département des Accélérateurs, de Cryogénie et de Magnétisme), the DPhN (Département de Physique Nucléaire), the SPR (Service de Protection contre le Rayonnement) and the Laboratoire Léon Brillouin are making joined efforts to build a Target Moderator Reflector assembly (and its shielding) which can handle a proton beam of 50 kW. The project is spanning over the period 2017-2019.
Time-of-flight measurements were performed on the IPHI facility in 2016 and 2018 to validate Monte-Carlo simulations. Further tests are planned to acquire reliable input data for Monte-Carlo simulations.
Within the “IPHI-Neutrons” SESAME project, we have obtained from the Region a financing support that will enable us to construct a “demonstration” instrument which would operate at Ep=3MeV on the IPHI facility at Saclay. In parallel we are trying to create ties with other European partners (JCNS, INFN, CNR, ESS-B, KFKI, PSI, CEA, CNRS/LPSC) in order to propose a coherent view of a network of CANS sources in Europe in the medium term.