Diagnostic components in harsh radiation environments: Possible overlap in R&D requirements of inertial confinement and magnetic fusion systemsFunded under: FP7-EURATOM
The next generation of large scale fusion devices -ITER/LMJ/NIF- will require diagnostic components to operate in environments far more severe than those encountered in present facilities. This harsh environment is the result of high fluxes of neutrons, gamma rays, energetic ions, electromagnetic radiation, and in some cases, debris and shrapnel, at levels several orders of magnitude higher than those experienced in today's devices. The similarities and dissimilarities between environmental effects on diagnostic components for the inertial confinement and magnetic confinement fusion fields have been assessed. Areas in which considerable overlap have been identified are optical transmission materials and optical fibers in particular, neutron detection systems and electronics needs. Although both fields extensively use cables in the hostile environment, there is little overlap because the environments and requirements are very different.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Review of Scientific Instruments 79 (2008)
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Record Number: 200910118 / Last updated on: 2009-01-23
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