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Depth Profile of Tritium Production in Concrete Around a Fusion Device

Hirokuni Yamanishi

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 60 / Number 3 / October 2011 / Pages 1033-1036

Contamination and Waste / Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Tritium Science and Technology /

The depth profile of tritium in concrete near a fusion device has been calculated from an energy spectrum data of neutron which can be obtained by means of a radiation transport calculation code. The production of tritium increases gradually up to 8 cm depth in concrete, and the concentration at this depth is 1.5 times of that near the surface. The concentration will be 12 kBq/cm3 at the maximum point in concrete after 30 years operation at 3 GW fusion power. These profile data of tritium in concrete are useful for decommissioning of a facility.

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