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Change in properties of superconducting magnet materials by fusion neutron irradiation

Nishimura, Arata*; Nishijima, Shigehiro*; Takeuchi, Takao*; Nishitani, Takeo

Recent researches on fusion reactor show neutron streaming from ports to outside of plasma vacuum vessels and neutron penetration through blanket and a neutron shielding structure. Therefore, superconducting magnet system in a fusion reactor will be irradiated by high energy particles. To evaluate the irradiation effect of fusion neutron on the superconducting magnet materials, a cryo-target system was constructed and installed at FNS/JAEA. The Nb$$_{3}$$Sn, Nb$$_{3}$$Al samples and copper wires were cooled down to 4.5 K by a GM refrigerator and irradiation tests by 14 MeV neutron at cryogenic temperature were carried out. Change in electric resistance and critical temperatures were measured after irradiation. On the outside of the cryostat, GFRP and other sensors were arranged and irradiated at the same time. After the irradiation, the properties of those materials were investigated and the difference was discussed.

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