Thermoluminescence measurements of neutron streaming through JET Torus Hall ducts

Barbara Obryk, Paola Batistoni, Sean Conroy, Brian D. Syme, Sergey Popovichev, Ion E. Stamatelatos, Theodora Vasilopoulou, Paweł Bilski

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Abstract

Thermoluminescence detectors (TLD) were used for dose measurements at JET. Several hundreds of LiF detectors of various types, standard LiF:Mg,Ti and highly sensitive LiF:Mg,Cu,P were produced. LiF detectors consisting of natural lithium are sensitive to slow neutrons, their response to neutrons being enhanced by6Li-enriched lithium or suppressed by using lithium consisting entirely of7Li. Pairs of6LiF/7LiF detectors allow distinguishing between neutron/non-neutron components of a radiation field. For detection of neutrons of higher energy, polyethylene (PE-300) moderators were used. TLDs, located in the centre of cylindrical moderators, were installed at eleven positions in the JET hall and the hall labyrinth in July 2012, and exposure took place during the last two weeks of the experimental campaign. Measurements of the gamma dose were obtained for all positions over a range of about five orders of magnitude variation. As the TLDs were also calibrated in a thermal neutron field, the neutron fluence at the experimental position could be derived. The experimental results are compared with calculations using the MCNP code. The results confirm that the TLD technology can be usefully applied to measurements of neutron streaming through JET Torus Hall ducts. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2235 - 2240
Number of pages6
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Volume89
Issue number9-10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Obryk, B., Batistoni, P., Conroy, S., Syme, B. D., Popovichev, S., Stamatelatos, I. E., ... Bilski, P. (2014). Thermoluminescence measurements of neutron streaming through JET Torus Hall ducts. Fusion Engineering and Design, 89(9-10), 2235 - 2240. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2013.12.045