Plasma and Fusion Research

Volume 11, 2403049 (2016)

Regular Articles

Neutron Incident Angle and Energy Distribution at Vacuum Vessel for Beam-Injected Deuterium Plasmas in the Large Helical Device
Shota SUGIYAMA, Hideaki MATSUURA and Takuya GOTO1)
Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
National Institute for Fusion Science, 322-6 Oroshi-cho, Toki 509-5292, Japan
(Received 30 November 2015 / Accepted 26 January 2016 / Published 15 April 2016)


Assuming a deuterium-beam-injected deuterium plasma confined in the Large Helical Device (LHD), the incident angle distribution and energy spectra of neutrons at various wall positions are evaluated by considering the complex shape of the vacuum vessel and the deuteron velocity distribution function. The effect of anisotropy of this function on the incident flux, the energy spectra, and the incident angle distribution of the neutrons to the vacuum vessel, are examined. In this paper, the neutron spectra are shown to depend on the wall position and the incident direction because of the formation of anisotropic high-energy tail in the deuteron velocity distribution function and the characteristic shape of the vacuum vessel of the LHD.


fast-ion velocity distribution function, neutron emission spectrum, beam-injected deuterium plasma, neutron incident angle distribution, neutron incident energy spectrum, Large Helical Device

DOI: 10.1585/pfr.11.2403049


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