Experimental validation of shut down dose rates calculations inside ITER cryostat

P. Batistoni, M. Angelone, L. Petrizzi, M. Pillon

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A neutronics experiment has been performed at the 14 MeV Frascati Neutron Generator (FNG) to validate the calculations of shut down dose rates inside the ITER cryostat. A proper experimental set-up, in which a neutron spectrum is generated similar to that occurring in the ITER vacuum vessel, has been irradiated for sufficiently long time to create a level of radioactivity which has been followed, after shut down, by dosemeters for more than 2 months of cooling time. The experiment has been analysed using a rigorous, standard two-step method, i.e. using MCNP-4-B and FISPACT codes, and a new one-step method with an ad hoc modified version of MCNP code used in the nuclear analysis of ITER. FENDL-2 nuclear data libraries are used in both cases. The comparison between experiment and calculations shows a good agreement in both cases. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613 - 616
Number of pages4
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2001
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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