Re-analysis of HCPB/HCLL blanket mock-up experiments using recent nuclear data libraries

K. Kondo, U. Fischer, A. Klix, P. Pereslavtsev, A. Serikov, R. Villari

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Abstract

We have re-analysed the two breeding blankets experiments performed previously in the frame of the European fusion program on two mock-ups of the European Helium-Cooled-Lithiium Lead (HCLL) and Helium-Cooled-Pebble-Bed (HCPB) test blanket modules for ITER. The tritium production rate and the neutron and photon spectra measured in these mock-ups were compared with calculations using FENDL-3 Starter Library, release 4 and state-of-the-art nuclear data evaluations, JEFF-3.1.2, JENDL-4.0 and ENDF/B-VII.0. The tritium production calculated for the HCPB mock-up underestimates the experimental result by about 10%. The result calculated with FENDL-3/SLIB4 gives slightly smaller tritium production by 2% than the one with FENDL-2.1. The difference attributes to the slight modification of the total and elastic scattering cross section of Be. For the HCLL experiment, all libraries reproduce the experimental results well. FENDL-3/SLIB4 gives better result both for the measured spectra and the tritium production compared to FENDL-2.1. © 2014 Elsevier Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235 - 238
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Data Sheets
Volume120
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Kondo, K., Fischer, U., Klix, A., Pereslavtsev, P., Serikov, A., & Villari, R. (2014). Re-analysis of HCPB/HCLL blanket mock-up experiments using recent nuclear data libraries. Nuclear Data Sheets, 120, 235 - 238. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nds.2014.07.055