- Posted by doEEEt Media Group
- On June 27, 2022
ALTER TECHNOLOGY has been awarded the contract for developing the prototype of the Start-Up Monitoring Module (STUMM) of IFMIF-DONES and the University of Granada. This project is for ALTER, another step in high added value service for the fusion sector.
IFMIF-DONES is a critical facility in the roadmap toward commercial fusion energy dedicated to studying materials under extreme neutron irradiation for the future DEMO (fusion electrical energy plant). IFMIF-DONES will consist of a deuteron linear accelerator where the deuterons collide with a molten lithium target and generate a neutron beam that will irradiate DEMO materials. IFMIF-DONES is under construction in Granada.
STUMM is a vessel containing neutron, gamma, and temperature sensors that characterize the neutron beam generated by the deuterons colliding with the lithium target. The project’s goal is to design, manufacture and test a prototype of STUMM that will allow derisking the future STUMM.
ALTER leads the project with ESSB (European Spallation Source Bilbao) as mechanical engineering and Thune Eureka as manufacturers. Within ALTER, Raquel Sanz (EC PMO) is the Project Leader, while Mario Rueda and Agustín García (HRS – Electronics Design Center) are in charge of the signal measuring electronics, and Juan Barbero (HRS – Optoelectronics) is in charge of the thermal control.
This project is for ALTER, another step in high-value service for the fusion sector and another example of synergistic collaboration between the EC and HRS.