Activation measurements in support of the 14 MeV neutron calibration of JET neutron monitors

S. Jednorog, E. Laszynska, P. Batistoni, B. Bienkowska, A. Cufar, Z. Ghani, L. Giacomelli, A. Klix, S. Loreti, K. Mikszuta, L. Packer, A. Peacock, M. Pillon, S. Popovichev, M. Rebai, D. Rigamonti, N. Roberts, M. Tardocchi, D. Thomas

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Abstract

In preparation for the upcoming deuterium-tritium campaign at the JET tokamak, the ex-vessel fission chamber neutron diagnostics and the neutron activation system will be calibrated in absolute terms at 14 MeV neutron energy, to a required accuracy of less than 10%. Two nominally identical DT neutron generators were chosen as the calibration sources, both of which were fully calibrated and characterized at the UK's National Physical Laboratory. The neutron activation method was adopted as a complementary method for the purpose of determining the absolute value of the neutron yield from the neutron generators and to provide a means of cross check for the active detection methods being employed. The work being presented here shows the derivation of the neutron emission rate from the neutron generators based upon experimental activation foil measurements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50 - 56
Number of pages7
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Volume125
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Jednorog, S., Laszynska, E., Batistoni, P., Bienkowska, B., Cufar, A., Ghani, Z., Giacomelli, L., Klix, A., Loreti, S., Mikszuta, K., Packer, L., Peacock, A., Pillon, M., Popovichev, S., Rebai, M., Rigamonti, D., Roberts, N., Tardocchi, M., & Thomas, D. (2017). Activation measurements in support of the 14 MeV neutron calibration of JET neutron monitors. Fusion Engineering and Design, 125, 50 - 56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2017.10.024