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Radioactivity production around the surface of a cooling water pipe in a D-T fusion reactor by sequential charged particle reactions

Hori, Junichi; Maekawa, Fujio  ; Wada, Masayuki*; Ochiai, Kentaro; Yamauchi, Michinori*; Morimoto, Yuichi*; Terada, Yasuaki; Klix, A.; Nishitani, Takeo

In order to the waste management method and the safety design of future D-T fusion reactor, it is important to consider the radioactivity productions via not only primary neutron reactions but also sequential charged particle reactions (SCPR). Especially, on the surface of a coolant channel many recoiled protons are generated by the neutron irradiation with coolant water, so it is apprehensive that the undesirable radioactive nuclide production yields via SCPR are enhanced. In this work, the laminated sample pieces of fusion material foils (V, Fe, W, Ti, Pb, Cu) were made and attached on a polyethylene board to simulate water flowing inside a coolant channel. They were irradiated with D-T neutrons. The effective radioactivity cross section and the depth distribution of the radioactivity production yields due to SCPR were obtained for each material. On the other hand, the estimated values were compared with the experimental ones.

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