Task 1. AccApplic coordination and communication

The activities of this task are to oversee and coordinate activities of the Network, ensuring the WP meets its obligations and allocating and controlling network budgets. The coordination duties also include the organization of AccApplic internal steering meetings, the setting up of proper reviewing, the reporting to the project management, the contribution to the Annual Meetings and the distribution of the information within AccApplic as well as to the other work packages running in parallel. The task also covers the organization of and/or support to activity workshops or specialized working sessions, implying the attendance of invited participants from inside and outside the consortium. Task leader: R. Edgecock (Huddersfield University)

Task 2. Low energy accelerators

This task will facilitate the study of novel technologies for high current, CW accelerators of up to 10 MeV per nucleon. Particular technologies to be considered include ion sources, novel electrostatic accelerators, RFQs, etc. Applications to be studied include thermal neutron production for a variety of uses, ion implantation, Pixe and scatter techniques, dating, isotope analysis, purification and sterilisation of medical instruments. Task leader: Marco Cavenago (INFN Legnaro).

Task 3. Intermediate energy proton and ion accelerators

This task will bring together many of the studies of novel technologies for the intermediate energy range, 10 MeV to 1 GeV, using rapidly pulsed proton and ion accelerators. The main technologies to be considered in this regime are cyclotrons, Fixed Field Alternating Gradient accelerators and compact linear accelerators. Some applications are proton and ion acceleration for cancer therapy and isotope production for PET and SPECT applications. Task leader: M. Schippers (Paul Scherrer Institute)

Task 4. High beam power proton and ion accelerators

This task will study the European development of compact, high current accelerators for protons in the energy range 500 MeV to a few GeV. The main focus will be on neutron production via spallation for Accelerator Driven Systems (ADS) in particular for driving thorium nuclear reactors and nuclear waste transmutation. This task will need to study ion sources, RFQs, choppers, magnet and cavity systems for cyclotrons and normally and super-conducting cavities for linear accelerators, as well as beam delivery systems and diagnostics. Task leader: A. Lombardi (CERN)

Task 5. High beam power targets

This task will integrate the development of targets to work with the high beam power accelerators of the other tasks. The main emphasis will be on neutron production. The task will study thermal neutron production at low energies for applications such as Boron Neutron Capture Therapy and Molybdenum 99 production and via spallation for the ADS applications. As well as the target, the task will study neutron production, moderation and reflection and the integration of these systems within a target station. It will also look at activation issues and would be able to apply these skills to the high power accelerators of the other tasks. Task leader: H. Owen (Manchester University)