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Calibration of the neutron profile monitor diagnostic at Joint European Torus (JET) by means of the Monte Carlo code for neutron- and photon-transport MCNP
Author(s): Massimo Rapisarda
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Paper Abstract

The neutron profile monitor diagnostic at JET consists of two neutron cameras viewing 19 different chords of the plasma through 10 horizontal and 9 vertical collimators. At the end of each collimator, a detector system using liquid scintillators records the neutrons coming from the subtended solid angle. To obtain absolute measurements of the plasma neutron emission, the system has to be calibrated taking into account the neutron transport in the materials constituting the profile monitors. The Monte Carlo code MCNP has been employed to simulate the transport through the cameras, to calculate the corrections to the simple optical model, due to transmission, cross talk, scattering and absorption of neutrons. The result of the simulation has led to correction factors that, depending on the position and the width of the channel considered and on the neutron source energy (2.45 or 14 MeV), can be as large as 20% in a diagnostic which is now calibrated to a few percent.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2339, International Conference on Neutrons and Their Applications, (3 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.204169
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Massimo Rapisarda, Associazione Euratom-ENEA sulla Fusione (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2339:
International Conference on Neutrons and Their Applications
George Vourvopoulos; Themis Paradellis, Editor(s)

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