Radiation effects in IFMIF Li target diagnostic systems

J. Molla, R. Vila, T. Shikama, H. Horiike, S. Simakov, M. Ciotti, A. Ibarra

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Diagnostics for the lithium target will be crucial for the operation of IFMIF. Several parameters as the lithium temperature, target thickness or wave pattern must be monitored during operation. Radiation effects may produce malfunctioning in any of these diagnostics due to the exposure to high radiation fields. The main diagnostic systems proposed for the operation of IFMIF are reviewed in this paper from the point of view of radiation damage. The main tools for the assessment of the performance of these diagnostics are the neutronics calculations by using specialised codes and the information accumulated during the last decades on the radiation effects in functional materials, components and diagnostics for ITER. This analysis allows to conclude that the design of some of the diagnostic systems must be revised to assure the high availability required for the target system. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)983 - 986
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Molla, J., Vila, R., Shikama, T., Horiike, H., Simakov, S., Ciotti, M., & Ibarra, A. (2009). Radiation effects in IFMIF Li target diagnostic systems. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 386-388(C), 983 - 986. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2008.12.270