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Shielding analysis of Transmutation Experimental Facility

Iwamoto, Hiroki; Matsuda, Hiroki; Meigo, Shinichiro

To promote research, development, and demonstration of elemental technologies for accelerator-driven systems (ADS), the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) is planning to construct Transmutation Experimental Facility (TEF) at J-PARC. At ADS Target Test Facility (TEF-T), 250-kW H$$^{-}$$ beams accelerated by the 400-MeVLINAC will be derived to a lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE) target for the material examinations aimed for the ADS. The TEF-T will operate as a spallation neutron source especially for research and development of semiconductor by using high-energy neutrons. For the license of this facility, the shielding design is important because unnecessary shield increase drastically the cost of construction. In this study, shielding analysis was carried out for whole structure of the TEF in detail toward the construction. To reduce the neutron flux and cost efficiently, an iron and an ordinary concrete will be employed as shield. The detailed structure for the shielding was determined by the PHITS code based on the intra-nuclear cascade with statistical decay model. It was found that the backward neutrons from the target are important to reduce the cost of the shielding so that we have plan to measure by using J-PARC accelerator. Shielding including the beam tunnel, hot-cell to maintain the LBE target, beam dumps for beam commissioning, and a neutron beam port for multipurpose utilization were also determined. This paper presents the results of the shielding analysis for these components and the shielding structure of the whole TEF.



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