Test Blanket Modules (TBM) will be installed in the ITER with the aim to investigate the nuclear performance of different breeding blanket designs for fusion power reactors. Here we present an overview of our ongoing work on three types of neutron flux monitors under development at KIT for the TBMs. A foil activation system with pneumatic sample transport was constructed by KIT utilizing the intense DT neutron generator of Technical University of Dresden. It is used as a test bench for the development of a neutron activation system for the TBMs. Self-powered neutron detectors (SPND) are widely applied in fission reactor monitoring, and the commercially available SPNDs are sensitive to thermal neutrons. We are investigating novel materials for SPND which would be sensitive also to the fast neutron flux expected in the TBMs. Within the I-SMART project, funded by KIC InnoEnergy, KIT is developing an online detector based on silicon carbide electronics for the TBMs. © 2013 IEEE.
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||2013 IEEE 25th Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE 2013 - , United States|
Duration: 1 Jan 2013 → …
|Conference||2013 IEEE 25th Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE 2013|
|Period||1/1/13 → …|
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Klix, A., Angelone, M., Fischer, U., Gehre, D., Kleizer, G., Lyoussi, A., ... Szalkai, D. (2013). Neutronics instrumentation for the European TBM in ITER. Paper presented at 2013 IEEE 25th Symposium on Fusion Engineering, SOFE 2013, United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/SOFE.2013.6635492