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Title: An experiment to measure the heat transfer characteristics of flowing liquid mercury

Abstract

The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), an accelerator-based user facility to be built in Oak Ridge, is presently being designed by a multi-laboratory consortium. The SNS uses a high-energy beam of protons (1 GeV) interacting with a flowing liquid mercury target to produce neutrons that will be used for scattering research. The target will be constructed of stainless steel while flowing liquid mercury is required to cool both the target structural material as well as remove internal heat generated by the spallation process. Total energy deposition within the 24- x 9- x 65-cm target is {approximately}600 kW. Cooling of the target must be ensured to prevent overheating and potential damage to the target structure. The authors discuss the Mercury Thermal Hydraulic Loop (MTHL), an experimental facility designed to study the heat transfer characteristics of liquid mercury under prototypic SNS conditions.

Authors:
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
678173
Report Number(s):
CONF-990605-
Journal ID: TANSAO; ISSN 0003-018X; TRN: 99:009158
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Transactions of the American Nuclear Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 80; Conference: 1999 annual meeting of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), Boston, MA (United States), 6-10 Jun 1999; Other Information: PBD: 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 07 ISOTOPE AND RADIATION SOURCE TECHNOLOGY; NEUTRON SOURCES; ACCELERATOR FACILITIES; TARGETS; LIQUID METALS; MERCURY; ENERGY ABSORPTION; TEST FACILITIES; HEAT TRANSFER; HYDRAULICS

Citation Formats

Yoder, G.L. Jr., Carbajo, J.J., Cox, D.F., Farquharson, G., Haines, J.R., Jallouk, P.A., McFee, M.T., and Siman-Tov, M. An experiment to measure the heat transfer characteristics of flowing liquid mercury. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Yoder, G.L. Jr., Carbajo, J.J., Cox, D.F., Farquharson, G., Haines, J.R., Jallouk, P.A., McFee, M.T., & Siman-Tov, M. An experiment to measure the heat transfer characteristics of flowing liquid mercury. United States.
Yoder, G.L. Jr., Carbajo, J.J., Cox, D.F., Farquharson, G., Haines, J.R., Jallouk, P.A., McFee, M.T., and Siman-Tov, M. Wed . "An experiment to measure the heat transfer characteristics of flowing liquid mercury". United States.
@article{osti_678173,
title = {An experiment to measure the heat transfer characteristics of flowing liquid mercury},
author = {Yoder, G.L. Jr. and Carbajo, J.J. and Cox, D.F. and Farquharson, G. and Haines, J.R. and Jallouk, P.A. and McFee, M.T. and Siman-Tov, M.},
abstractNote = {The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), an accelerator-based user facility to be built in Oak Ridge, is presently being designed by a multi-laboratory consortium. The SNS uses a high-energy beam of protons (1 GeV) interacting with a flowing liquid mercury target to produce neutrons that will be used for scattering research. The target will be constructed of stainless steel while flowing liquid mercury is required to cool both the target structural material as well as remove internal heat generated by the spallation process. Total energy deposition within the 24- x 9- x 65-cm target is {approximately}600 kW. Cooling of the target must be ensured to prevent overheating and potential damage to the target structure. The authors discuss the Mercury Thermal Hydraulic Loop (MTHL), an experimental facility designed to study the heat transfer characteristics of liquid mercury under prototypic SNS conditions.},
doi = {},
journal = {Transactions of the American Nuclear Society},
number = ,
volume = 80,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}