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JAEA Reports

Development of ESRAD2 program for estimation of spatial radioactivity distribution based on Kriging; User's manual

Ishigami, Tsutomu; Shimada, Taro; Seki, Masaya; Mukai, Masayuki

JAEA-Data/Code 2015-019, 122 Pages, 2015/12

JAEA-Data-Code-2015-019.pdf:3.65MB

In ensuring compliance with the criterion of site release as the final stage of termination of decommissioning of nuclear facilities, it is supposed to confirm the radioactivity concentration obtained by measurement in the site is less than or equal to the concentration corresponding to the criterion. It is needed to estimate the distribution and mean of radioactivity concentration in the evaluation unit using a number of measured data. It is further needed to compare the estimated result with the concentration corresponding to the criterion of site release and to decide if the evaluation unit should comply with the criterion. The estimated result exhibits uncertainty depending on the number of measurement points, which results in a certain probability of the occurrence of decision error according to the uncertainty. It is important to decide the number of measurement points required by revealing a relationship of the error probability to the number of measurement points for site security. We have developed the ESRAD2 (Estimation of Spatial RadioActivity Distribution program version 2), which is an extended version of the existing ESRAD, for estimating the mean of radioactivity concentration and calculating the number of measurement points required according to the error probability. This report describes a method for ensuring compliance with the criterion of site release, structure and functions, input file format, output examples, execution method of ESRAD2, and sample run with ESRAD2.

Journal Articles

22A beam production of the uniform negative ions in the JT-60 negative ion source

Yoshida, Masafumi; Hanada, Masaya; Kojima, Atsushi; Kashiwagi, Mieko; Grisham, L. R.*; Hatayama, Akiyoshi*; Shibata, Takanori*; Yamamoto, Takashi*; Akino, Noboru; Endo, Yasuei; et al.

Fusion Engineering and Design, 96-97, p.616 - 619, 2015/10

 Times Cited Count:10 Percentile:70.15(Nuclear Science & Technology)

In JT-60 Super Advanced for the fusion experiment, 22A, 100s negative ions are designed to be extracted from the world largest ion extraction area of 450 mm $$times$$ 1100 mm. One of the key issues for producing such as high current beams is to improve non-uniform production of the negative ions. In order to improve the uniformity of the negative ions, a tent-shaped magnetic filter has newly been developed and tested for JT-60SA negative ion source. The original tent-shaped filter significantly improved the logitudunal uniformity of the extracted H$$^{-}$$ ion beams. The logitudinal uniform areas within a $$pm$$10 deviation of the beam intensity were improved from 45% to 70% of the ion extraction area. However, this improvement degrades a horizontal uniformity. For this, the uniform areas was no more than 55% of the total ion extraction area. In order to improve the horizontal uniformity, the filter strength has been reduced from 660 Gasus$$cdot$$cm to 400 Gasus$$cdot$$cm. This reduction improved the horizontal uniform area from 75% to 90% without degrading the logitudinal uniformity. This resulted in the improvement of the uniform area from 45% of the total ion extraction areas. This improvement of the uniform area leads to the production of a 22A H$$^{-}$$ ion beam from 450 mm $$times$$ 1100 mm with a small amount increase of electron current of 10%. The obtained beam current fulfills the requirement for JT-60SA.

Journal Articles

Progress in long-pulse production of powerful negative ion beams for JT-60SA and ITER

Kojima, Atsushi; Umeda, Naotaka; Hanada, Masaya; Yoshida, Masafumi; Kashiwagi, Mieko; Tobari, Hiroyuki; Watanabe, Kazuhiro; Akino, Noboru; Komata, Masao; Mogaki, Kazuhiko; et al.

Nuclear Fusion, 55(6), p.063006_1 - 063006_9, 2015/06

 Times Cited Count:31 Percentile:87.87(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

Significant progresses in the extension of pulse durations of powerful negative ion beams have been made to realize the neutral beam injectors for JT-60SA and ITER. In order to overcome common issues of the long pulse production/acceleration of negative ion beams in JT-60SA and ITER, the new technologies have been developed in the JT-60SA ion source and the MeV accelerator in Japan Atomic Energy Agency. As for the long pulse production of high-current negative ions for JT-60SA ion source, the pulse durations have been successfully increased from 30 s at 13 A on JT-60U to 100 s at 15 A by modifying the JT-60SA ion source, which satisfies the required pulse duration of 100 s and 70% of the rated beam current for JT-60SA. This progress was based on the R&D efforts for the temperature control of the plasma grid and uniform negative ion productions with the modified tent-shaped filter field configuration. Moreover, the each parameter of the required beam energy, current and pulse has been achieved individually by these R&D efforts. The developed techniques are useful to design the ITER ion source because the sustainment of the cesium coverage in large extraction area is one of the common issues between JT-60SA and ITER. As for the long pulse acceleration of high power density beams in the MeV accelerator for ITER, the pulse duration of MeV-class negative ion beams has been extended by more than 2 orders of magnitude by modifying the extraction grid with a high cooling capability and a high-transmission of negative ions. A long pulse acceleration of 60 s has been achieved at 70 MW/m$$^{2}$$ (683 keV, 100 A/m$$^{2}$$) which has reached to the power density of JT-60SA level of 65 MW/m$$^{2}$$.

Journal Articles

Dose estimation for the reuse of wooden chips contaminated by radioactive cesium

Takai, Shizuka; Seki, Masaya; Kimura, Hideo; Takeda, Seiji

Hoken Butsuri, 50(1), p.50 - 66, 2015/03

Wood (thinned wood from forest etc.) and wooden wastes (demolished wood etc.) potentially contaminated by radioactive cesium released by Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant have been used for various purposes as wooden chips. However, there has been no dose estimation for use of such contaminated wood so far. Up to now, use of wood has been conducted according to a standard value of 100 Bq/kg for radioactive cesium based on clearance level of concrete and metal generated at nuclear power plant. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety of present use of wood by dose estimation for reuse of contaminated wooden chips, which are reused for main five use purposes (particle board, paper, compost, biomass power fuel, mulching). We also calculated activity concentrations of radioactive cesium in wooden chips corresponding to standard dose for safety reuse of radioactive wastes and regarded the minimum calculated activity concentration as a standard value of activity concentration for each reuse purposes. From the result, the minimum standard value of activity concentration of radioactive cesium in wooden chips for all reuse purposes is estimated to be 120 Bq/kg for reuse of wooden chips for particle board. Since this standard value is more than 100 Bq/kg, the safety of present use of wood is confirmed.

JAEA Reports

Disassembly of the NBI system on JT-60U for JT-60 SA

Akino, Noboru; Endo, Yasuei; Hanada, Masaya; Kawai, Mikito*; Kazawa, Minoru; Kikuchi, Katsumi*; Kojima, Atsushi; Komata, Masao; Mogaki, Kazuhiko; Nemoto, Shuji; et al.

JAEA-Technology 2014-042, 73 Pages, 2015/02

JAEA-Technology-2014-042.pdf:15.1MB

According to the project plan of JT-60 Super Advanced that is implemented as an international project between Japan and Europe, the neutral beam (NB) injectors have been disassembled. The disassembly of the NB injectors started in November, 2009 and finished in January, 2012 without any serious problems as scheduled. This reports the disassembly activities of the NB injectors.

Journal Articles

Improvement of uniformity of the negative ion beams by Tent-shaped magnetic field in the JT-60 negative ion source

Yoshida, Masafumi; Hanada, Masaya; Kojima, Atsushi; Kashiwagi, Mieko; Grisham, L. R.*; Akino, Noboru; Endo, Yasuei; Komata, Masao; Mogaki, Kazuhiko; Nemoto, Shuji; et al.

Review of Scientific Instruments, 85(2), p.02B314_1 - 02B314_4, 2014/02

 Times Cited Count:12 Percentile:52.52(Instruments & Instrumentation)

Non-uniformity of the negative ion beams in the JT-60 negative ion source was improved by modifying an external magnetic field to a tent-shaped magnetic field for reduction of the local heat loads in the source. Distributions of the source plasmas (H$$^{+}$$ ions and H$$^{0}$$ atoms) of the parents of H$$^{-}$$ ions converted on the cesium covered plasma grids were measured by Langmuir probes and emission spectroscopy. Beam intensities of the H$$^{-}$$ ions extracted from the plasma grids were measured by IR camera from the back of the beam target plate. The tent-shaped magnetic field prevented the source plasmas to be localized by B $$times$$ grad B drift of the primary electrons emitted from the filaments in the arc chamber. As a result, standard derivation of the H$$^{-}$$ ions beams was reduced from 14% (the external magnetic field) to 10% (the tent-shaped magnetic field) without reduction of an activity of the H$$^{-}$$ ion production.

Journal Articles

Origin of non-uniformity of the source plasmas in JT-60 negative ion source

Yoshida, Masafumi; Hanada, Masaya; Kojima, Atsushi; Inoue, Takashi; Kashiwagi, Mieko; Grisham, L. R.*; Akino, Noboru; Endo, Yasuei; Komata, Masao; Mogaki, Kazuhiko; et al.

Plasma and Fusion Research (Internet), 8(Sp.1), p.2405146_1 - 2405146_4, 2013/11

Distributions of H$$^{0}$$ and H$$^{+}$$ in the source plasmas produced at the end-plugs of JT-60 negative ions source were measured by Langmuir probes and emission spectroscopy in order to experimentally investigate the cause of lower density of the negative ions extracted from end-plugs in the source. Densities of H$$^{0}$$ and H$$^{+}$$ in end-plugs of the plasma grid in the source were compared with those in the center regions. As a result, lower density of the negative ion at the edge was caused by lower beam optics due to lower and higher density of the H$$^{0}$$ and H$$^{+}$$.

Journal Articles

Achievement of 500 keV negative ion beam acceleration on JT-60U negative-ion-based neutral beam injector

Kojima, Atsushi; Hanada, Masaya; Tanaka, Yutaka*; Kawai, Mikito*; Akino, Noboru; Kazawa, Minoru; Komata, Masao; Mogaki, Kazuhiko; Usui, Katsutomi; Sasaki, Shunichi; et al.

Nuclear Fusion, 51(8), p.083049_1 - 083049_8, 2011/08

 Times Cited Count:45 Percentile:88.19(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

Hydrogen negative ion beams of 490 keV, 3 A and 510 keV, 1 A have been successfully produced in the JT-60 negative ion source with three acceleration stages. These successful productions of the high-energy beams at high current have been achieved by overcoming the most critical issue, i.e., a poor voltage holding of the large negative ion sources with the grids of 2 m$$^{2}$$ for JT-60SA and ITER. To improve voltage holding capability, the breakdown voltages for the large grids was examined for the first time. It was found that a vacuum insulation distance for the large grids was 6-7 times longer than that for the small-area grid (0.02 m$$^{2}$$). From this result, the gap lengths between the grids were tuned in the JT-60 negative ion source. The modification of the ion source also realized a significant stabilization of voltage holding and a short conditioning time. These results suggest a practical use of the large negative ion sources in JT-60SA and ITER.

Journal Articles

Demonstration of 500 keV beam acceleration on JT-60 negative-ion-based neutral beam injector

Kojima, Atsushi; Hanada, Masaya; Tanaka, Yutaka*; Kawai, Mikito*; Akino, Noboru; Kazawa, Minoru; Komata, Masao; Mogaki, Kazuhiko; Usui, Katsutomi; Sasaki, Shunichi; et al.

Proceedings of 23rd IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2010) (CD-ROM), 8 Pages, 2011/03

Hydrogen negative ion beams of 490keV, 3A and 510 keV, 1A have been successfully produced in the JT-60 negative ion source with three acceleration stages. These successful productions of the high-energy beams at high current have been achieved by overcoming the most critical issue, i.e., a poor voltage holding of the large negative ion sources with the grids of $$sim$$ 2 m$$^{2}$$ for JT-60SA and ITER. To improve voltage holding capability, the breakdown voltages for the large grids was examined for the first time. It was found that a vacuum insulation distance for the large grids was 6-7 times longer than that for the small-area grid (0.02 m$$^{2}$$). From this result, the gap lengths between the grids were tuned in the JT-60 negative ion source. The modification of the ion source also realized a significant stabilization of voltage holding and a short conditioning time. These results suggest a practical use of the large negative ion sources in JT-60 SA and ITER.

JAEA Reports

Conceptual design of the SlimCS fusion DEMO reactor

Tobita, Kenji; Nishio, Satoshi*; Enoeda, Mikio; Nakamura, Hirofumi; Hayashi, Takumi; Asakura, Nobuyuki; Uto, Hiroyasu; Tanigawa, Hiroyasu; Nishitani, Takeo; Isono, Takaaki; et al.

JAEA-Research 2010-019, 194 Pages, 2010/08

JAEA-Research-2010-019-01.pdf:48.47MB
JAEA-Research-2010-019-02.pdf:19.4MB

This report describes the results of the conceptual design study of the SlimCS fusion DEMO reactor aiming at demonstrating fusion power production in a plant scale and allowing to assess the economic prospects of a fusion power plant. The design study has focused on a compact and low aspect ratio tokamak reactor concept with a reduced-sized central solenoid, which is novel compared with previous tokamak reactor concept such as SSTR (Steady State Tokamak Reactor). The reactor has the main parameters of a major radius of 5.5 m, aspect ratio of 2.6, elongation of 2.0, normalized beta of 4.3, fusion out put of 2.95 GW and average neutron wall load of 3 MW/m$$^{2}$$. This report covers various aspects of design study including systemic design, physics design, torus configuration, blanket, superconducting magnet, maintenance and building, which were carried out increase the engineering feasibility of the concept.

JAEA Reports

Spatial uniformity of negative ion beam in magnetically filtered hydrogen negative ion source; Effect of the H$$^{-}$$ ion production and transport processes on the H$$^{-}$$ ion beam intensity profile in the Cs-seeded negative ion source (Joint research)

Takato, Naoyuki; Tobari, Hiroyuki; Inoue, Takashi; Hanada, Masaya; Seki, Takayoshi*; Kato, Kyohei*; Hatayama, Akiyoshi*; Sakamoto, Keishi

JAEA-Research 2008-031, 44 Pages, 2008/03

JAEA-Research-2008-031.pdf:4.05MB

The origin of the H$$^{-}$$ ion beam non-uniformity under the Cesium seeded condition was studied in the JAEA 10 Ampere negative ion source by measuring the profiles of the beam intensity and plasma parameters. The numerical analyses, such as the trace of particles (the electron, the H$$^{0}$$ atom and the H$$^{-}$$ ion) trajectories using the Monte Carlo method, were also applied to consider the experimental results.

Journal Articles

Negative ion production in high electron temperature plasmas

Tobari, Hiroyuki; Seki, Takayoshi*; Takado, Naoyuki*; Hanada, Masaya; Inoue, Takashi; Kashiwagi, Mieko; Hatayama, Akiyoshi*; Sakamoto, Keishi

Plasma and Fusion Research (Internet), 2, p.022_1 - 022_4, 2007/06

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

The Origin of beam non-uniformity in a large Cs-seeded negative ion source

Hanada, Masaya; Seki, Takayoshi*; Takado, Naoyuki; Inoue, Takashi; Mizuno, Takatoshi*; Hatayama, Akiyoshi*; Kashiwagi, Mieko; Sakamoto, Keishi; Taniguchi, Masaki; Watanabe, Kazuhiro

Nuclear Fusion, 46(6), p.S318 - S323, 2006/06

 Times Cited Count:28 Percentile:69.15(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

The origin of the beam non-uniformity, that is one of the key issues in large Cs-seeded negative ion sources for JT-60U and ITER, was experimentally examined by measuring correlations between the intensity of the H$$^{-}$$ ion beam and plasma parameters such as an electron temperature and plasma density in the JAERI 10 A negative ion source. From the correlation between the beam intensity and the plasma parameters, it was foreseen that the beam non-uniformity was due to the localization of the plasma and/or H0 atoms caused by B x $$nabla$$B drift of the fast electron from filaments. The filament position was modified to suppress the B x $$nabla$$B drift, and then the spatial uniformity of the beam intensity was examined. By this modification, the root-mean-square deviation of the spatial beam intensity from the averaged value deceased to a half of that before modification while the beam intensity integrated along the longitudinal direction was kept to be constant. From this result, it was confirmed that one of the origin of the beam non-uniformity was caused by plasma localization.

Journal Articles

Acceleration of MeV-class energy, high-current-density H$$^{-}$$-ion beams for ITER neutral beam system

Taniguchi, Masaki; Inoue, Takashi; Kashiwagi, Mieko; Watanabe, Kazuhiro; Hanada, Masaya; Seki, Takayoshi*; Dairaku, Masayuki; Sakamoto, Keishi

Review of Scientific Instruments, 77(3), p.03A514_1 - 03A514_4, 2006/03

 Times Cited Count:13 Percentile:56.19(Instruments & Instrumentation)

In the ITER NB systems, conventional gas insulation technology cannot be utilized because of the conductivity of the insulation gas caused by the radiation from the tokamak plasma. To overcome this problem, a vacuum insulated beam source (VIBS), where the whole beam source is immersed in vacuum, has been developed in JAERI. Recently, voltage holding capability of the VIBS was drastically improved by installing the large stress ring and these progress enables us to perform the high power operation of the VIBS accelerator. For high current density H$$^{-}$$- beam acceleration, modifications were made on KAMABOKO source. At present, H$$^{-}$$- beam current density is 146 A/m$$^{2}$$ at 836 keV (input arc power; 40 kW, operation pressure; 0.3 Pa).The acceleration of 900 keV, 0.1 A level beam was accomplished for 175 shots during the test campaign. The beam acceleration was quite stable and the degradation of the voltage holding due to the beam acceleration and/or Cs seeding was not observed.

Journal Articles

Improvement of beam uniformity by magnetic filter optimization in a Cs-seeded large negative-ion source

Hanada, Masaya; Seki, Takayoshi*; Takado, Naoyuki*; Inoue, Takashi; Tobari, Hiroyuki; Mizuno, Takatoshi*; Hatayama, Akiyoshi*; Dairaku, Masayuki; Kashiwagi, Mieko; Sakamoto, Keishi; et al.

Review of Scientific Instruments, 77(3), p.03A515_1 - 03A515_3, 2006/03

 Times Cited Count:24 Percentile:73.01(Instruments & Instrumentation)

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Numerical analysis of primary electrons in a tandem-type negative ion source

Kato, Kyohei*; Takado, Naoyuki*; Hatayama, Akiyoshi*; Hanada, Masaya; Seki, Takayoshi; Inoue, Takashi

Review of Scientific Instruments, 77(3), p.03A535_1 - 03A535_3, 2006/03

 Times Cited Count:12 Percentile:53.77(Instruments & Instrumentation)

To clarify physics mechanism of plasma spatial nonuniformity observed in tandem-type negative-ion sources, primary electron-transport process has been analyzed by a three-dimensional Monte Carlo simulation code. In the model, equations of motion for electrons are numerically solved. Geometry and magnetic-field configuration of the JAEA 10 Ampere negative ion source are taken into account. Various collision processes with neutral particles are also included in the model. The simulation results show that (1) the primary electrons have been lost from the source region to the extraction region due to magnetic drift in the magnetic filter, and then (2) there is another magnetic drift near the sidewalls, where a sum of magnetic field of the filter and the cusp field for plasma confinement allows electron drift towards the extraction region. A sequence of these magnetic drifts would increase the electron temperature in local area of extraction region, which resulted in loss of negative ions.

Journal Articles

Numerical analysis of the spatial nonuniformity in a Cs-seeded H$$^{-}$$ ion source

Takado, Naoyuki*; Hanatani, Junji*; Mizuno, Takatoshi*; Kato, Kyohei*; Hatayama, Akiyoshi*; Hanada, Masaya; Seki, Takayoshi; Inoue, Takashi

Review of Scientific Instruments, 77(3), p.03A533_1 - 03A533_3, 2006/03

 Times Cited Count:14 Percentile:58.22(Instruments & Instrumentation)

Surface production and transport process of H$$^{-}$$ ions are numerically simulated to clarify the origin of H$$^{-}$$ beam non-uniformity. A three-dimensional transport code using Monte Carlo method has been applied to productions of H$$^{0}$$ atoms and H$$^{-}$$ ions in a large negative ion source under the Cs seeded condition. The results show that a large fraction of hydrogen atoms are produced in a high electron temperature region. This leads to a spatial non-uniformity of H$$^{0}$$ atom flux to the plasma grid where H$$^{0}$$ atoms capture electrons and converted to H$$^{-}$$ ions. In addition, most surface-produced H$$^{-}$$ ions are extracted even through the high electron temperature region without destruction.

Journal Articles

Experimental study on spatial uniformity of H$$^{-}$$ ion beam in a large negative ion source

Hanada, Masaya; Seki, Takayoshi*; Takado, Naoyuki*; Inoue, Takashi; Morishita, Takatoshi; Mizuno, Takatoshi*; Hatayama, Akiyoshi*; Imai, Tsuyoshi*; Kashiwagi, Mieko; Sakamoto, Keishi; et al.

Fusion Engineering and Design, 74(1-4), p.311 - 317, 2005/11

 Times Cited Count:7 Percentile:46.25(Nuclear Science & Technology)

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

R&D on a high energy accelerator and a large negative ion source for ITER

Inoue, Takashi; Taniguchi, Masaki; Morishita, Takatoshi; Dairaku, Masayuki; Hanada, Masaya; Imai, Tsuyoshi*; Kashiwagi, Mieko; Sakamoto, Keishi; Seki, Takayoshi*; Watanabe, Kazuhiro

Nuclear Fusion, 45(8), p.790 - 795, 2005/08

The R&D of a 1 MeV accelerator and a large negative ion source have been carried out at JAERI. The paper presents following progress as a step toward ITER NB system. (1) Accelerator R&D: According to success in improvement of voltage holding capability, the acceleration test of H$$^{-}$$ ions up to 1 MeV class energy is in progress. H$$^{-}$$ ion beams of 1 MeV, 100 mA class have been generated with a substantial beam current density (100 A/m$$^{2}$$), and the current density is still increasing by the ion source tuning. (2) Large ion source R&D: One of major causes that limited the NB injection performance was spatial unifomity of negative ion production in existing negative-ion based NB systems. The present study revealed that the negative ions produced in the extraction region of the source were locally destructed by fast electrons leaking through magnetic filter. Some countermeasures and their test results are also described.

Journal Articles

R&D on a high energy accelerator and a large negative ion source for ITER

Inoue, Takashi; Taniguchi, Masaki; Morishita, Takatoshi; Dairaku, Masayuki; Hanada, Masaya; Imai, Tsuyoshi*; Kashiwagi, Mieko; Sakamoto, Keishi; Seki, Takayoshi*; Watanabe, Kazuhiro

Nuclear Fusion, 45(8), p.790 - 795, 2005/08

 Times Cited Count:22 Percentile:59.75(Physics, Fluids & Plasmas)

The R&D of a 1 MeV accelerator and a large negative ion source has been carried out at JAERI for the ITER NB system. The R&D is in progress at present toward: (1) 1 MeV acceleration of H$$^{-}$$ ion beams at the ITER relevant current density of 200 A/m$$^{2}$$, and (2) improvement of uniform negative ion production over wide extraction area in large negative ion sources. Recently, H$$^{-}$$ ion beams of 1 MeV, 140 mA level have been generated with a substantial beam current density (100 A/m$$^{2}$$). In the uniformity study, it has been clarified that electron temperature in the ion extraction region is locally high ($$>$$ 1 eV), which resulted in destruction of negative ions at a high reaction rate. Interception of fast electrons leaking through a transverse magnetic field called "magnetic filter" has been found effective to lower the local electron temperature, followed by an improvement of negative ion beam profile.

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