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22-27 October 2018
Mahatma Mandir Conference Centre
Asia/Kolkata timezone
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Performance of 14-MeV Neutron Generator at IPR

24 Oct 2018, 08:30
4h
Mahatma Mandir Conference Centre

Mahatma Mandir Conference Centre

Gandhinagar (nearest Airport: Ahmedabad), India
Poster FIP - Fusion Engineering, Integration and Power Plant Design P3 Posters

Speaker

Mr SUDHIRSINH VALA (INSTIUTE FOR PLASMA RESEARCH)

Description

The Fusion Neutronics laboratory at Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar, India has indigenously developed an accelerator based 14-MeV neutron generator for fusion neutronics studies for material development under Indian Fusion program. This neutron generator is producing neutron yield of $10^{10}$ n/s and it will be further upgraded to the $10^{12}$ n/s. It consists of a 2.45 GHz ECR ion source, 300 kV linear accelerator, beam diagnostic system, TMP based vacuum system, solid tritium target and a control system. Various neutron detection techniques like foil activation, associated alpha particle detector, and He-3 proportional counter have been set up to in the system measure the neutron yield independently and online neutron yield. Results of all independent diagnostic were compared. Monte Carlo technique was used to get reaction rate for foil activation. This paper describes the experimental setup and performance of the 14-MeV neutron generator including its neutron diagnostic to highlights its stability for continuous operation.
Country or International Organization India
Paper Number FIP/P3-33

Primary author

Mr SUDHIRSINH VALA (INSTIUTE FOR PLASMA RESEARCH)

Co-authors

Dr MAINAK MAINAK BANDYOPADHYAY (ITER-INDIA, INSTITUTE FOR PLASMA RESEARCH) Mr MITUL ABHANGI (INSTITUTE FOR PLASMA RESEARCH) Mr RATNESH KUMAR (INSTITUTE FOR PLASMA RESEARCH) Ms Shailja Tiwari (Institute for Plasma Research)

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