The nuclear design of fusion devices is based on neutronics calculations. The neutron and photon flux spectra are calculated with 3D neutron-photon transport codes, and the nuclear responses are obtained by convolution with the related nuclear data. These computational tools and data need to be validated through mock-up and benchmark experiments. Typical experiments, carried out in the frame of the European Fusion Technology Programme, are discussed, in particular a bulk shield experiment on a mock-up of the inboard shield of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), benchmarks of the transport and of the activation data of tungsten and measurements on a neutronics mock-up of a test blanket module for ITER.
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||2006 International Workshop on Fast Neutron Detectors and Applications, FNDA 2006 - Cape Town, South Africa|
Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …
|Conference||2006 International Workshop on Fast Neutron Detectors and Applications, FNDA 2006|
|Period||1/1/06 → …|
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Seidel, K., Angelone, M., Batistoni, P., Fischer, U., Freiesleben, H., Klix, A., ... Unholzer, S. (2006). Fusion neutronics experiments. Paper presented at 2006 International Workshop on Fast Neutron Detectors and Applications, FNDA 2006, Cape Town, South Africa.