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Recap: The 2023 ANS Winter Meeting
The American Nuclear Society’s 2023 Winter Meeting and Expo opened on November 12, and its packed opening plenary the next day generated a lot of buzz. Featured speakers included West Virginia senators Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin as well as Nuclear Regulatory Commission chair Christopher Hanson. They each addressed top issues facing the nuclear enterprise to a full house of more than 1,000 members of the wider nuclear community.
Yuefeng Qiu, Ulrich Fischer
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 74 | Number 4 | November 2018 | Pages 406-411
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2018.1500847
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Global neutron flux and dose maps for the test cell (TC) of the IFMIF-DONES (International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility–DEMO Oriented NEutron Source) have been calculated applying the advanced variance reduction tool ADVANTG. The neutronics model of the TC has been updated to the current IFMIF-DONES design of the target assembly, the high flux test module, and the lithium quench tank as well as the TC surrounding rooms. A weight-window (WW) mesh has been produced using ADVANTG with the well-configured setups for IFMIF-DONES conditions. This WW mesh has been adjusted to achieve reasonably good statistics for the global flux mesh tally. It is concluded that the thickness of the beam upstream and lateral wall can be reduced by 0.5 m without strongly affecting the shielding performance. The neutron streaming through the gaps of the shielding plugs to the access cell above the TC requires local shielding to allow frequent access during operation.