Neutron irradiation is one of the most concerning issues to design plasma facing components and reactor inner structures in fusion devices, especially for high power density ones, like ARC reactor. This study addresses the main aspects of neutron irradiation on solid materials of ARC reactor. In particular it deeply analizes the effect of neutron induced activation proposing low activation structures, like vanadium alloys and different optimization methods like isotopic tailoring, detritiation and impurity control. Furthermore, irradiation damage issues and their dependence on the energy spectrum are highlighted. It resulted that V-Cr-Ti alloys dramatically reduce the radioactive inventory of ARC with respect to its baseline configuration, which proposes the application of Inconel 718. Such alloy is also optimizable through the tailoring of titanium isotopes and is virtually capable of hitting recycle limits in a couple of decades. Lastly, it shows a relatively growth of gas during irradiation. However, it is highlighted how experiments on neutron damage featuring fission neutrons risk to be able to tell very little about the behavior of the same materials under fusion neutrons, as damaging mechanisms seem to be different.
ARC reactor – Neutron irradiation analysis / Segantin, S.; Testoni, R.; Zucchetti, M.. - In: FUSION ENGINEERING AND DESIGN. - ISSN 0920-3796. - 159(2020), p. 111792.
|Titolo:||ARC reactor – Neutron irradiation analysis|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2020.111792|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|