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Abstract

Due to the complexity of the physics of radiation damage phemomena, experimenters tend to forget the physics and made use of direct correlations between the mechanical defect and the radiation source. High intensity, high energy neutron sources are needed because of the special characteristics of the first wall fusion reactor environment. Another reason is the need to validate radiation damage results obtained in other radiation environments (e.g. fission reactors, charged particle irradiations) for fusion applications. The special neutron sources are of three types: 1) those based on the D-T reaction like RTNS II at LLL; 2) those based on the D-Li stripping reaction like the FMIT project at HEDL and 3) those based on the spallation reaction by high energy protons.

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Authors: DIERCKX R JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: DOSIMETRY NEWSLETTER, VOL. 18 (1983), PP. 11-14
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