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Induced-radioactivity in J-PARC spallation neutron source

Kai, Tetsuya ; Harada, Masahide; Maekawa, Fujio; Teshigawara, Makoto; Konno, Chikara; Ikeda, Yujiro

In J-PARC neutron source, intense protons (3 GeV,1 MW) pass through a proton-beam window and bombard a Hg target in a target-moderator-reflector-assembly (TMRA). The SS316 target chamber is the most highly activated. Decouplers (Ag-In-Cd (AIC) alloy) are also highly activated. Some neutron extraction holes of Be and AL-coated iron reflector are lined with AIC alloy. A SS316 shield is located outer the TMRA. All these components are cooled by H$$_2$$O or D$$_2$$O. We estimated the induced-radioactivity of the TMRA components and the cooling water using NMTC/JAM, MCNP4 and DCHAIN-SP. As results, the remote maintenance and massive shields were indispensable. For example, a 30 cm thick Fe cask for the reflector assembly was necessary to attenuate the radiation less than 1 mSv/h. The cask required a 130-ton crane. The AL-coated Fe of the reflector was adopted instead of SS316 resulting in eliminating the high activity of Ni in SS316 and reduction of the cask weight. Based on these results, shielding wall designs and maintenance scenarios of the highly activated components are developed.

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