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Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
Methodology to address radioprotection and safety issues in the IFMIF/EVEDA accelerator prototype
Research Areas
  • Mechanical aeronautics and naval engineering
In the IFMIF/EVEDA accelerator prototype, deuterons (with energies up to 9 MeV) interact with the materials of the accelerator components due to beam losses and in the beam dump, where the beam is stopped. The productions of neutrons/photons together with radioactive inventories due to deuteron-induced reactions are some major issues for radioprotection and safety assessment. Here, we will focus on the proposal of a computational approach able to simulate deuteron transport and evaluate deuteron interactions and production of secondary particles with acceptable precision. Current Monte Carlo codes, such as MCNPX or PHITS, when applied for deuteron transport calculation, use built-in semi-analytical models to describe deuteron interactions. These models are found unreliable in predicting neutron and photon generated by low energy deuterons, typically present in the IFMIF/EVEDA prototype accelerator. In this context, a new computational methodological approach is proposed based on the use of an extended version of current MC codes capable to use evaluated deuteron libraries for neutron (and gamma) production.
Book Edition
Book Publishing
Book title
Shielding Aspects of Accelerators, Targets and Irradiation Facilities. Nuclear Energy Agency
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  • Autor: Javier Sanz Gozalo (UPM)
  • Autor: M. GARCIA
  • Autor: Patrick Sauvan . (UPM)
  • Autor: A. MAYORAL
  • Autor: Francisco Ogando Serrano (UPM)
  • Autor: F. ORTIZ
  • Autor: Daniel Lopez Gonzalez de Murillo (UPM)
  • Autor: V. BLIDEANU
  • Autor: P. JOYER
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Fusión Nuclear
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