Neutronics experiments, radiation detectors and nuclear techniques development in the EU in support of the TBM design for ITER

M. Angelone, U. Fischer, D. Flammini, P. Jodlowski, A. Klix, I. Kodeli, T. Kuc, D. Leichtle, S. Lilley, M. Majerle, J. Novák, B. Ostachowicz, L.W. Packer, M. Pillon, W. Pohorecki, V. Radulović, E. Šimečková, M. Štefánik, R. Villari

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The development of high quality nuclear data, radiation detectors and instrumentation techniques for fusion technology applications in Europe is supported by Fusion for Energy (F4E) and conducted in a joint and collaborative effort by several European research associations (ENEA, KIT, JSI, NPI, AGH, and CCFE) joined to form the "Consortium on Nuclear Data Studies/Experiments in Support of TBM Activities". This paper presents the neutronics activities carried out by the Consortium. A selection of available results are presented. Among then a benchmark experiment on a pure copper block to study the Cu cross sections at neutron energies relevant to fusion, the fabrication of prototype neutron detectors able to withstand harsh environment and temperature >200 °C (artificial diamond and self-powered detectors) developed for operating in ITER-TBM as well as measurement of relevant activation and integral gas production cross-sections. The latter measured at neutron energies relevant to IFMIF (>14 MeV) and the development of innovative experimental techniques for tritium measurement in TBM.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2 - 7
Number of pages6
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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