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Activation measurements in support of the 14 MeV neutron calibration of JET neutron monitors

Jednorog, S; Laszynska, E; Batistoni, P; Bienkowska, B; Cufar, A; Ghani, Z; Giacomelli, L; Klix, A; Loreti, S; Mikszuta, K; Packer, L; Peacock, A; Pillon, M; Popovichev, S; Rebai, M; Rigamonti, D; Roberts, N; Tardocchi, M; Thomas, D (2017) Activation measurements in support of the 14 MeV neutron calibration of JET neutron monitors. Fusion Engineering and Design, 125. pp. 50-56. ISSN 09203796

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Abstract

In preparation for the upcoming deuterium-tritium campaign at the JET tokamak, the ex-vessel fission chamber neutron diagnostics and the neutron activation system will be calibrated in absolute terms at 14 MeV neutron energy, to a required accuracy of less than 10%. Two nominally identical DT neutron generators were chosen as the calibration sources, both of which were fully calibrated and characterized at the UK's National Physical Laboratory. The neutron activation method was adopted as a complementary method for the purpose of determining the absolute value of the neutron yield from the neutron generators and to provide a means of cross check for the active detection methods being employed. The work being presented here shows the derivation of the neutron emission rate from the neutron generators based upon experimental activation foil measurements.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Ionising Radiation > Neutron Metrology
Divisions: Chemical, Medical & Environmental Science
Identification number/DOI: 10.1016/j.fusengdes.2017.10.024
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2018 13:43
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/7920

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