Open Access
ND 2007
Article Number 259
Number of page(s) 4
Section Fusion applications
Published online 17 June 2008
International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology 2007
DOI: 10.1051/ndata:07209

Neutronics analysis of the International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility using the PHITS code

Daisuke Kaku, Tao Ye and Yukinobu Watanabe

Department of Advanced Energy Engineering Science, Kyushu University, Kasuga, Fukuoka 816-8580, Japan

Published online: 21 May 2008

The PHITS code is applied to neutronic calculations for the high flux test module in IFMIF. The neutron energy spectrum and heating rate calculated with the Li(d,xn) neutron source term obtained by the McDelicious code reproduce the FZK result fairly well. The sensitivity of three nuclear data libraries (LA150, NRG-2003, and JENDL/HE-2004) to nuclear heating calculation and the validity of KERMA approximation are discussed. A new nuclear data evaluation of the d + Li reaction is proposed on the basis of an advanced model calculation with a continuum-discretized coupled-channels (CDCC) method. A preliminary CDCC analysis of deuteron elastic scattering from Li is presented.

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