Nuclear data for fusion energy technologies: Requests, status and development needs

U. Fischer, P. Batistoni, E. Cheng, R.A. Forrest, T. Nishitani

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Abstract

The current status of nuclear data evaluations for fusion technologies is reviewed. Well-qualified data are available for neutronics and activation calculations of fusion power reactors and the next-step device ITER, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. Major challenges for the further development of fusion nuclear data arise from the needs of the long-term fusion programme. In particular, co-variance data are required for uncertainty assessments of nuclear responses. Further, the nuclear data libraries need to be extended to higher energies above 20 MeV to enable neutronics and activation calculations of IFMIF, the International Fusion Material Irradiation Facility. A significant experimental effort is required in this field to provide a reliable and sound database for the evaluation of cross-section data in the higher energy range. © 2005 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology - , United States
Duration: 24 May 2005 → …

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ConferenceInternational Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology
CountryUnited States
Period24/5/05 → …

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Fischer, U., Batistoni, P., Cheng, E., Forrest, R. A., & Nishitani, T. (2005). Nuclear data for fusion energy technologies: Requests, status and development needs. Paper presented at International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology, United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1945284