Light ion beams for ADS energy production
1 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna 141980, Russia
2 Institute for Advanced Studies “OMEGA”, Dubna 141986, Russia
3 Institute of Space Science, Bucharest-Magurele, 077125 Romania
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Published online: 27 March 2017
The comparative analysis and optimization of the energy efficiency for proton and ion beams in ADS systems is performed via GEANT4 simulation with account of energy consumption for different accelerator types. It is demonstrated that for light nuclei, beginning from 7Li, with energies above 1 GeV/nucleon ion beams are substantially more efficient than 1–3 GeV proton beams.
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