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The Joint evaluated fission and fusion nuclear data library, JEFF-3.3

Plompen, A. J. M.*; Cabellos, O.*; De Saint Jean, C.*; Fleming, M.*; Algora, A.*; Angelone, M.*; Archier, P.*; Bauge, E.*; Bersillon, O.*; Blokhin, A.*; et al.

European Physical Journal A, 56(7), p.181_1 - 181_108, 2020/07

 Times Cited Count:73 Percentile:99.41(Physics, Nuclear)

The Joint Evaluated Fission and Fusion nuclear data library 3.3 is described. New evaluations for neutron-induced interactions with the major actinides $$^{235}$$U, $$^{238}$$U and $$^{239}$$Pu, on $$^{241}$$Am and $$^{23}$$Na, $$^{59}$$Ni, Cr, Cu, Zr, Cd, Hf, W, Au, Pb and Bi are presented. It includes new fission yileds, prompt fission neutron spectra and average number of neutrons per fission. In addition, new data for radioactive decay, thermal neutron scattering, gamma-ray emission, neutron activation, delayed neutrons and displacement damage are presented. JEFF-3.3 was complemented by files from the TENDL project. The libraries for photon, proton, deuteron, triton, helion and alpha-particle induced reactions are from TENDL-2017. The demands for uncertainty quantification in modeling led to many new covariance data. A comparison between results from model calculations using the JEFF-3.3 library and those from benchmark experiments for criticality, delayed neutron yields, shielding and decay heat, reveals that JEFF-3.3 is excellent for a wide range of nuclear technology applications, in particular nuclear energy.

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Neutronics experiments on HCPB and HCLL TBM mock-ups in preparation of nuclear measurements in ITER

Batistoni, P.*; Angelone, M.*; Carconi, P.*; Fischer, U.*; Fleischer, K.*; Kondo, Keitaro; Klix, A.*; Kodeli, I.*; Leichtle, D.*; Petrizzi, L.*; et al.

Fusion Engineering and Design, 85(7-9), p.1675 - 1680, 2010/12

 Times Cited Count:25 Percentile:87.19(Nuclear Science & Technology)

The EU is developing two test blanket modules (TBM), the Helium Cooled Pebble Bed (HCPB) and the Helium Cooled Lithium Lead (HCLL), which will be tested in ITER. Here neutronics experiments with a mockup for HCLL TBM were carried out. Detail distributions of the tritium production rate inside the mockup were measured with various methods. A lithium diamond detector developed as a neutron monitor for fusion devices has also been used as a tritium detector. Activation reaction rates inside the mockup were also measured. These measured data agreed with calculation results buy using MCNP and FENDL-2.1 within 10%, which demonstrated that the prediction accuracy was high. Sensitivity and uncertainty analyses suggested that the uncertainty of the tritium production rate from the nuclear data uncertainty was small, usually below 2%.

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Status of JT-60SA tokamak under the EU-JA broader approach agreement

Matsukawa, Makoto; Kikuchi, Mitsuru; Fujii, Tsuneyuki; Fujita, Takaaki; Hayashi, Takao; Higashijima, Satoru; Hosogane, Nobuyuki; Ikeda, Yoshitaka; Ide, Shunsuke; Ishida, Shinichi; et al.

Fusion Engineering and Design, 83(7-9), p.795 - 803, 2008/12

 Times Cited Count:16 Percentile:74.37(Nuclear Science & Technology)

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JT-60SA toroidal field magnet system

Pizzuto, A.*; Semeraro, L.*; Zani, L.*; Bayetti, P.*; Cucchiaro, A.*; Decool, P.*; della Corte, A.*; Di Zenobio, A.*; Dolgetta, N.*; Duchateau, J. L.*; et al.

IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 18(2), p.505 - 508, 2008/06

 Times Cited Count:16 Percentile:64.99(Engineering, Electrical & Electronic)

The Broader Approach agreement between Europe and Japan includes the construction of a fully superconducting tokamak, the JT-60 Super Advanced (JT-60SA), as a satellite experiment to ITER. Toroidal field (TF) magnet which consists of 18 D-shaped coils will be provided to Japan by EU. TF coil main constituents are conductor, winding pack, joints, casing and current leads. The design criteria about conductor and structure were discussed between JA and EU adopted to fulfill the machine requirements. The results of the analyses performed by EU and JA to define and assess the TF magnet system conceptual design, are reported and commented.

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A New design for JT-60SA Toroidal field coils conductor and joints

Zani, L.*; Pizzuto, A.*; Semeraro, L.*; Ciazynski, D.*; Cucchiaro, A.*; Decool, P.*; della Corte, A.*; Di Zenobio, A.*; Dolgetta, N.*; Duchateau, J. L.*; et al.

IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 18(2), p.216 - 219, 2008/06

 Times Cited Count:4 Percentile:32.09(Engineering, Electrical & Electronic)

The upgrade of JT-60U to JT-60 Super Advanced (JT-60SA), a fully superconducting tokamak, will be performed in the framework of the Broader Approach (BA) agreement between Europe (EU) and Japan. In particular, the Toroidal Field (TF) system, which includes 18 coils, is foreseen to be procured by France, Italy and Germany. This work covers activities from design and manufacturing to shipping to Japan. The present paper is mainly devoted to the analyses that lead to the conductor design and to the technical specifications of the joints for the JT-60SA TF coils. The conductor geometry is described, which is derived from Cable-In-Conduit concept and adapted to the actual JT-60SA tokamak operating conditions, principally the ITER-like scenario. The reported simulations and calculations are particularly dealing with the stability analysis and the power deposition during normal and off-normal conditions (AC losses, nuclear heating). The final conductor solution was selected through a trade-off between scientific approach and industrial technical orientation. Besides, the TF system connections layout is shown, derived from the industrially assessed twin-box concept, together with the associated thermo-hydraulic calculations ensuring a proper temperature margin.

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Neutronics experiment on a helium cooled pebble bed (HCPB) breeder blanket mock-up

Batistoni, P.*; Angelone, M.*; Bettinali, L.*; Carconi, P.*; Fischer, U.*; Kodeli, I.*; Leichtle, D.*; Ochiai, Kentaro; Perel, R.*; Pillon, M.*; et al.

Fusion Engineering and Design, 82(15-24), p.2095 - 2104, 2007/10

 Times Cited Count:22 Percentile:82.92(Nuclear Science & Technology)

A neutronics experiment has been performed in the frame of European Fusion Technology Program on a mock-up of the EU Test Blanket Module (TBM), Helium Cooled Pebble Bed (HCPB) concept, with the objective to validate the capability of nuclear data to predict nuclear responses, such as the tritium production rate (TPR), with qualified uncertainties. In the experiment, the TPR has been measured using Li$$_{2}$$CO$$_{3}$$ pellets at various depths at two symmetrical positions at each depth, one in the upper and one in the lower breeder cassette. Three independent measurements were performed by ENEA, TUD/VKTA and JAEA. The neutron flux in the beryllium layer was measured as well using activation foils.

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