Design of gamma-ray and neutron area monitoring system for the IFMIF/EVEDA accelerator building

Hiroki Takahashi, Sunao Maebara, Toshiyuki Kojima, Takashi Kubo, Hironao Sakaki, Hiroshi Takeuchi, Hiroyuki Shidara, Keiichi Hirabayashi, Kosuke Hidaka, Nobuhiro Shigyo, Yukinobu Watanabe, Kenshi Sagara

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Abstract

In the IFMIF/EVEDA accelerator, the engineering validation of the personnel protection system (PPS) is planned at the BA site in Rokkasho, Aomori, Japan. The PPS inhibits the beam by receiving the interlock signal from the gamma-ray and neutron monitoring system. The gamma-ray and neutron monitors for IFMIF/EVEDA have detection ranges of 80 keV-1.5 MeV (gamma-ray) and 0.025 eV-15MeV (neutron). For the present shielding design, it is imperative to validate the shielding performance which has to be within the detection ranges for gamma-ray and neutron detectors. For this purpose, the energy reduction performance of a shielding for neutrons and photons with the shielding materials of water and concrete has been evaluated by PHITS code. From the calculating results, it is found that the photon energy range can be suppressed up to 10 MeV by water and concrete employed shielding, but still some optimization to suppress the photons with energy below 1.5 MeV is indispensable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2795-2798
Number of pages4
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Volume86
Issue number9-11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2011

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Takahashi, H., Maebara, S., Kojima, T., Kubo, T., Sakaki, H., Takeuchi, H., ... Sagara, K. (2011). Design of gamma-ray and neutron area monitoring system for the IFMIF/EVEDA accelerator building. Fusion Engineering and Design, 86(9-11), 2795-2798. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2011.02.074