Luciana Barucca

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CIRCE is a large-scale test facility designed for operation with lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE) and built, at the ENEA site of Brasimone (Bologna, Italy), for verification of key operating principles of the LBE-cooled concept of an 80 MWth Experimental Accelerator-driven System (XADS). The XADS reference configuration was conceived and the supporting(More)
DEMO initial conceptual design studies are being conducted in Europe as part of the European Union Roadmap to Fusion Electricity, which aims to demonstrate the feasibility of electricity produced by nuclear fusion reactors around the middle of this century. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the DEMO project, highlighting its main(More)
The Experimental Accelerator-driven System (XADS) is a proposed 80 MWth Lead-Bismuthcooled pool type facility coupling a proton accelerator and a sub-critical fission core by means of a spallation target. A cascade fission reaction is sustained by the spallation neutrons. The facility primarily aims to demonstrate the operability of the whole complex and,(More)
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