Anisotropic Neutron Emission Spectrum and Its Utilization for Verification of Nuclear Elastic Scattering Effect in Proton-Beam-Injected Deuterium Plasmas

Hideaki Matsuura, Yasuko Kawamoto, Shota Sugiyama, Shogo Kajimoto

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Abstract

A possible scenario to observe a knock-on tail using anisotropic neutron emission spectrum in a proton-beam injected deuterium plasma is presented. On the basis of the ion trajectory analysis in ITER-like magnetic configuration, Boltzmann collision integral and Fokker-Planck simulation, the knock-on tail formation in deuteron distribution function due to nuclear elastic scattering, and the resulting modification of the ``double differential'' neutron emission spectrum are examined. As a result of the beam injection with a specific direction, the neutron emission spectrum is modified in 2-D phase space. It is shown that the ratio of neutron emission rate with >2.8-MeV energy to the 2.45-MeV peak is increased almost 10 times compared with the 1-D modified neutron emission spectrum integrated over the emission angle, which implies the improvement of the accuracy in the neutron measurement. By using the anisotropic neutron emission adjusting the relative positions between beam-injection port and the neutron detector, the possibility to catch the knock-on tail for various plasma conditions can be increased.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Apr 26 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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