Neutronics benchmark experiment on tungsten

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

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In order to validate neutron cross sections for W, a benchmark experiment was carried out at the Frascati Neutron Generator (FNG), that consisted of the irradiation with 14 MeV neutrons of a tungsten block. Neutron flux and gamma heating were measured inside the block. The results were analysed with the Monte Carlo code MCNP-4C using for W, Fe and Ni the cross sections derived from EFF-2.4 and FENDL-2.0. In the neutron flux case, most of the calculations were in agreement with the experimental data within the total uncertainty using EFF-2.4, while they underestimated the fast neutron flux with increasing depth when using FENDL-2 cross sections. A strong discrepancy was found in the photon production data from the EFF-2.4 and FENDL-2 libraries, producing different values for the gamma heating in the two cases. FENDL-2 calculations showed better agreement with the measurements. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)683 - 686
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue number1-3 PART A
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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Batistoni, P., Angelone, M., Petrizzi, L., & Pillon, M. (2004). Neutronics benchmark experiment on tungsten. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 329-333(1-3 PART A), 683 - 686.