Nuclear heating experiments for the validation of fusion reactor shielding performance

P. Batistoni, M. Angelone, M. Pillon, V. Rado

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Nuclear heating experiments were performed at the 14 MeV Frascati neutron generator, with the purpose of validating the shielding performance of the International Thermonuclear Experiment Reactor (ITER) shielding system (first wall, shielding blanket and vacuum vessel). The experiments consisted of the irradiation, with 14 MeV neutrons, of large assemblies that simulated, for size and material composition, the shielding system and the toroidal field magnet. The nuclear heating was measured with different thermo-luminescent detectors, as a function of the penetration depth inside the assemblies. The experimental results obtained were compared with the same quantities calculated with the same nuclear database and code used for nuclear heating calculations in the ITER design. © 1997 Elsevier Science S.A.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377 - 386
Number of pages10
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1997
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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