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Investigation on the TPR prediction accuracy in blanket neutronics experiments with reflector at JAEA/FNS

Kondo, Keitaro; Yagi, Takahiro*; Ochiai, Kentaro; Sato, Satoshi; Takakura, Kosuke; Onishi, Seiki; Konno, Chikara

In the neutronics experiment for the ITER test blanket module with a $$^{6}$$Li-enriched Li$$_{2}$$TiO$$_{3}$$ layer and a beryllium layer conducted at the FNS facility of Japan Atomic Energy Agency, the calculated tritium production rate (TPR) was by approximately 10% larger than the measured one only when a neutron source reflector composed of SS316 was attached. On the other hand, the influence of the reflector on the TPR prediction accuracy was not seen in the recent blanket experiment with a natural Li$$_{2}$$TiO$$_{3}$$ layer, beryllium layers and the reflector. We investigated the former experiment in detail, and found an unphysical tendency in the measured TPR distribution. In order to clarify whether the deterioration of the TPR prediction accuracy originates from the reflector or not, we have conducted the same experiment as the previous experiment again. In the present experiment, the measured TPR distribution inside the $$^{6}$$Li-enriched Li$$_{2}$$TiO$$_{3}$$ layer well agreed with the calculated one within an estimated experimental error of 6%. We conclude that the overestimation of TPR observed in the previous experiment would be due to some experimental errors and that the TPR prediction accuracy is good even in the case with the reflector.

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