3rd Workshop on Calibration of ITER Neutron Diagnostics

IC Meeting room (72/5010) ( ITER Site)

IC Meeting room (72/5010)


Route de Vinon sur Verdon 13115 Saint Paul les Durance FRANCE
Chair: Bruno Coriton (ITER), Co-Chair: Dmitry Gin, Co-Chair: Jan Dankowski, Co-Chair: Silvia di Sarra, Co-Chair: Vitaly Krasilnikov (ITER Organization), Scientific Secretary: Federico Curiano

A suite of neutron diagnostics is being designed and manufactured by the Domestic Agencies (DAs). Following First Plasma (FP) and as ITER ramps up toward Fusion Power Operation (FPO), the neutron diagnostics will be integrated to the tokamak and will become progressively functional. Accuracy of 10% is demanded to the absolute measurement of the fusion power on ITER. To achieve this accuracy,  a comprehensive strategy involving characterization of the detectors by the DAs, in-vessel neutron diagnostic calibration, diagnostic cross-calibration using reference plasma shots, neutron transport calculations and synthetic measurement simulations must be carefully planned and carried out. This workshop aims at gathering experts in neutron diagnostic, metrology, simulation and modeling in order to advise the ITER Organization (IO) on the calibration procedures of the ITER neutron diagnostics. 

Registrations for on-site participation are closed.
For remote attendance, please contact Bruno Coriton and Julie Juif.

  • Abdallah LYOUSSI
  • Alexei Polevoi
  • Aljaz Cufar
  • Aljaz Kolsek
  • Anders Hjalmarsson
  • Andreas Zimbal
  • Andrei Kovalev
  • Andrej Žohar
  • Andrey Dzhurik
  • Anton Nikolaev
  • Arkadiusz Kurowski
  • Basilio Esposito
  • Bruno Coriton
  • christophe destouches
  • Daniel Iglesias
  • Daniele Marocco
  • Dariusz Makowski
  • David Thomas
  • David Tisseur
  • Davide Rigamonti
  • Didier Mazon
  • Dmitri Portnov
  • Dmitry Gin
  • Eduard Polunovskiy
  • Elena Fernández
  • Ewa Laszynska
  • Fabio Moro
  • Federico Curiano'
  • Gabor Nafradi
  • Gabriel Pedroche
  • Gabriele Croci
  • Gonzalo Farga-Niñoles
  • Grigorii Nemtsev
  • Guoliang Yuan
  • Göran Ericsson
  • Isabel Maria Lopez Casas
  • Jakub Bielecki
  • Jan Dankowski
  • Jaroslav Čeřovský
  • Joao Figueiredo
  • Jungmin Jo
  • Kenneth Young
  • Lee Packer
  • Luka Snoj
  • Lukasz Tomkow
  • Marco Cecconello
  • Marco De Pietri
  • marco tardocchi
  • Marek Scholz
  • Marica Rebai
  • Mario Belotti
  • Masao Ishikawa
  • Michael Loughlin
  • Mitul Abhangi
  • Pablo Martínez Albertos
  • Pavel Reviakin
  • Peter Stott
  • Philippe Filliatre
  • Pol Guijosa
  • Rafael Juarez
  • Raphael Hery
  • Raul Pampin
  • Roger Reichle
  • Roman Afanasenko
  • Roman Rodionov
  • Rosaria Villari
  • SeongHee Hong
  • Silvia di Sarra
  • SRUSTI Bhargava
  • Takeo Nishitani
  • Timofey Kormilitsyn
  • Urszula Wiącek
  • Urszula Woznicka
  • Vasily Kiptily
  • Viacheslav Vorobev
  • Victor Lopez Ochoa
  • Vitaly Krasilnikov
  • Yuri Kashchuk
  • Zamir Ghani
  • Žiga Štancar
    • 9:00 AM 10:10 AM
      Session I: Introduction and Overview
      Convener: Bruno Coriton (ITER)
      • 9:00 AM
        Welcome Address 10m
        Speaker: Michael Walsh (ITER)
      • 9:10 AM
        Workshop Overview and Objectives 20m
        Speaker: Bruno Coriton (ITER)
      • 9:30 AM
        Overview of ITER Neutron Diagnostic Calibration - Lessons Learned from The Previous Workshops 25m
        Speaker: Vitaly Krasilnikov (ITER)
      • 9:55 AM
        Coffee Break 15m
    • 10:10 AM 4:00 PM
      Session II: Reports on Diagnostic Accuracy, Pre-Installation Calibration and Characterization Plans by the DAs (Chair: Peter Stott)
      Convener: Vitaly Krasilnikov (ITER)
      • 10:10 AM
        Divertor Neutron Flux Monitors (DNFM) 30m
        Speaker: Timofey Kormilitsyn (ITER RF DA)
      • 10:40 AM
        Activities on Calibration of ITER Neutron Flux Monitoring (NFM) System 30m
        Speaker: Guoliang Yuan (SWIP / ITER CN DA)
      • 11:10 AM
        Detector Characterization Plan for 55.B3 Microfission Chamber (MFC) 30m
        Speaker: Masao Ishikawa (QST / ITER JA DA)
      • 11:40 AM
        Calibration Strategy of the ITER Spectrometers (HRNS) 25m
        Speaker: Anders Hjalmarsson (Uppsala University)
      • 12:05 PM
        Lunch Break 1h 15m
      • 1:20 PM
        ITER NAS Target Accuracy and Error Sources 30m
        Speaker: Jungmin Jo (KFE / ITER KO DA)
      • 1:50 PM
        Pre-Delivery Calibration Strategy of the ITER Radial Neutron Camera (RNC) 30m
        Speaker: Daniele Marocco (ENEA / ITER EU DA)
      • 2:20 PM
        Calibration strategy of the ITER Vertical Neutron Camera (VNC) 30m
        Speaker: Grigorii Nemtsev (ITER RF DA)
      • 2:50 PM
        Coffee Break 15m
      • 3:05 PM
        Session II - Discussion 50m
      • 3:55 PM
        Short Break 5m
    • 4:00 PM 6:00 PM
      Session III: Experience and Lessons Learned at Other Fusion Facilities (Chair: Marek Scholz)
      Convener: Jan Dankowski (ITER)
      • 4:00 PM
        Diagnostic Experience with DT Fusion Neutrons on TFTR 30m
        Speaker: Ken Young (PPPL)
      • 4:30 PM
        Activation Measurements and Modelling on MAST Upgrade 20m
        Speaker: Marco Cecconello (Uppsala University)
      • 4:50 PM
        Neutron Diagnostic Calibration at JET 20m
        Speaker: Zamir Ghani (UKAEA)
      • 5:10 PM
        Session III - Discussion & Preliminary Recommendations to IO 40m
      • 5:50 PM
        Day 1 - Closing Remarks 10m
    • 9:00 AM 1:20 PM
      Session IV: In-Vessel Neutron Calibration (IVNC) Planning and Cross-Calibration Considerations (Chair: Basilio Esposito)
      Convener: Dmitry Gin (ITER)
      • 9:00 AM
        Day 2 Opening 10m
      • 9:10 AM
        IVNC Campaigns - Planning, Progress and Challenges 25m
        Speaker: Silvia di Sarra (ITER)
      • 9:35 AM
        The Agile Robot Transporter for ITER Diagnostic Calibration 20m
        Speaker: Raphael Hery (ITER)
      • 9:55 AM
        Neutron Generator Development for ITER IVNC 25m
        Speaker: Timofey Kormilitsyn (ITER RF DA)
      • 10:20 AM
        Coffee Break 15m
      • 10:35 AM
        In-vessel Calibration of JET Neutron Diagnostics -  Results and Experience Gained during Calibration of the Neutron Activation System 25m
        Speaker: Ewa Laszynska (IPPLM)
      • 11:00 AM
        Calorimetry Measurements for Cross-Calibration of Neutron Diagnostics 20m
        Speaker: Lukasz Tomkow (ITER)
      • 11:20 AM
        Session IV - Discussion 45m
      • 12:05 PM
        Lunch Break 1h 15m
    • 1:20 PM 4:15 PM
      Session V: ITER Neutron Transport Calculations (Chair: Michael Loughlin)
      Convener: Silvia di Sarra (ITER)
      • 1:20 PM
        Session Objectives 5m
      • 1:25 PM
        Neutronic Calculations for the Planning of the In-Vessel Neutron Calibration Campaigns 25m
        Speaker: Takeo Nishitani (Nagoya University)
      • 1:50 PM
        Simulations in Support of Planning and Execution of JET Neutron Yield Calibrations 25m
        Speaker: Aljaz Cufar (JSI)
      • 2:15 PM
        Coffee Break 15m
      • 2:30 PM
        MCNP Model of the RNC Integrated in the ITER Equatortial Port 1 Model 25m
        Speaker: Fabio Moro (ENEA)
      • 2:55 PM
        E-lite 360-deg Neutronics Model of the ITER Tokamak 25m
        Speaker: Gabriel Pedroche (UNED)
      • 3:20 PM
        Session V - Discussion 50m
      • 4:10 PM
        Short Break 5m
    • 4:15 PM 6:00 PM
      Session VI: Calibration, Simulation and Measurement Accuracy (Chair: Göran Ericsson)
      Convener: Bruno Coriton (ITER)
      • 4:15 PM
        Modelling Realistic Neutron & Gamma Sources in Fusion Plasma 25m
        Speakers: Andrej Zohar (JSI), Ziga Stancar (UKAEA)
      • 4:40 PM
        Evaluating the Fusion Power Accuracy using Synthetic Measurement Simulations 25m
        Speaker: Andrei Kovalev (ITER RF DA)
      • 5:05 PM
        Session VI - Discussion 45m
      • 5:50 PM
        Day 2 Closing Remarks 10m
    • 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
      Dinner at the Aquabellla Hotel in Aix-en-Provence 2h
    • 9:00 AM 12:50 PM
      Session VII: Summary and Conclusions of the Workshop
      • 9:00 AM
        Forewords 10m
        Speaker: Bruno Coriton (ITER)
      • 9:10 AM
        Recommendations to IO from the Participants - Day I (Moderator: R. Reichle) 45m
        Speaker: Session Chairs
      • 9:55 AM
        Coffee Break 25m
      • 10:20 AM
        Recommendations to IO from the Participants - Day II (Moderator: R. Reichle) 45m
        Speaker: Session Chairs
      • 11:05 AM
        Open Discussion for All and Report Preparation (Moderators: V. Krasilnikov, F. Curiano) 45m
        Speaker: All
      • 11:50 AM
        Closing Remarks 10m
        Speaker: All
    • 2:00 PM 4:00 PM
      ITER Platform Site Tour 2h