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Finding fusion’s place
Fusion energy is attracting significant interest from governments and private capital markets. The deployment of fusion energy on a timeline that will affect climate change and offer another tool for energy security will require support from stakeholders, regulators, and policymakers around the world. Without broad support, fusion may fail to reach its potential as a “game-changing” technology to make a meaningful difference in addressing the twin challenges of climate change and geopolitical energy security.
The process of developing the necessary policy and regulatory support is already underway around the world. Leaders in the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, China, and elsewhere are engaging with the key issues and will lead the way in setting the foundation for a global fusion industry.
Saerom Kwon, Masayuki Ohta, Satoshi Sato, Chikara Konno, Kentaro Ochiai
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 3 | October 2017 | Pages 362-367
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1330622
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A new benchmark experiment on lead with DT neutrons was designed and carried out with a large lead assembly covered with Li2O blocks at JAEA/FNS to validate nuclear data of lead for measurement of reaction rates without impact of background neutrons. The experiment was analyzed by using the MCNP5-1.40 code with the latest nuclear data libraries, ENDF/B-VII.1, JEFF-3.2 and JENDL-4.0. The calculated reaction rates underestimated the measured ones with the depth. Moreover, the tendencies of C/Es were different among the nuclear data libraries. In order to find out the reasons of the differences, we examined reaction cross-sections of lead in the nuclear data libraries in detail. The potential reactions to cause the underestimation issue of the calculated reaction rates were indicated through this study.