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Dose Maps In/Around Target and Test Cell for DONES During the Operation

Original Research

Abstract

DONES (DEMO-Oriented Neutron Source) is to be constructed in order to investigate materials that are intended to be used for DEMO (DEMOnstration Power Plant) since they will be irradiated with very high fluxes of neutrons. A deuteron beam will bombard a lithium target situated in the so called Test Cell (TC) shielded with concrete. Monte Carlo simulations by means of the MCNP (Monte Carlo N-Particle) code were carried out to calculate both horizontal and vertical radiation dose maps in and around of the TC facility. Three geometrical configurations of the shielding and two kinds of concrete (ordinary and magnetite ones) were examined. For each case a spatial dose distribution and an accompanying errors map were provided. Advanced techniques of variance reduction were applied to compute doses in and outside of thick concrete walls. On the grounds of the obtained results a final configuration of the shielding was selected.

Keywords

DEMO Neutronics Monte Carlo simulations MCNP code 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The foregoing research was supported in part by computing resources of ACC Cyfronet AGH in Kraków (Poland). This work has been carried out within the framework of the EUROfusion Consortium and has received funding from the Euratom research and training programme 2014–2018 under Grant Agreement No. 633053. The views and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the European Commission.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear PhysicsPolish Academy of SciencesKrakówPoland

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