Neutronic analysis of FAST

Rosaria Villari, Antonio Cucchiaro, Basilio Esposito, Daniele Marocco, Fabio Moro, Luigino Petrizzi, Aldo Pizzuto, Giorgio Brolatti

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As part of the Fusion Advanced Studies Torus (FAST) project, a neutronic analysis has been performed, aimed to design optimization and radiological safety assessment. The neutron emissivity source foreseen for various FAST scenarios has been calculated and used as input for Monte Carlo calculations. The shielding analysis and nuclear heating calculations have been carried out with MCNP5 using a detailed 3-D model of the machine. The energy and spatial distributions of neutron fluxes have been used to perform activation analysis bymeans of the FISPACT code for safety assessment. The implications of the results on the design of the machine and on safety issues are presented and discussed. © 2010 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406 - 413
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number3 PART 1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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