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Development of the microfission chamber for fusion power diagnostics on ITER

Ishikawa, Masao; Kondoh, Takashi; Nishitani, Takeo; Kusama, Yoshinori

Microfission chambers (MFCs) are one of the most important diagnostics to measure total neutron source strength in ITER. The MFCs will be installed behind blanket modules upper outboard and lower outboard in the vacuum vessel. Double coaxial mineral insulated (MI) cables as signal cables are also installed form the MFCs to the upper port. It is very difficult to install the MI cables together with the MFC because of the security regulation. In this design work, a new type of MFC, which can be separable from the MI cable, has been designed. On the other hand, steaming neutrons along the gap between two blanket modules can affect the absolute measurement of total neutron source strength. The effects of streaming neutrons tat the installation position are investigated by a neutron Monte Carlo calculation using MCNP version 5 code. The result suggests that the effect of streaming neutrons should be taken into account if the MFCs are installed at the distance less than 20 cm from the gap.



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