Department of Radiation Transport Physics NZ61
The Department of Radiation Transport is part of the Division of Applications of Physics of the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences. The research interests cover a selection of topics focused on interactions of neutrons and ionizing radiation with matter. The activities at the Department can be divided into theoretical modelling and experimental work.
The physics of interactions of neutrons and ionizing radiation with matter is one of the key areas of study in the efforts to achieve controlled nuclear fusion. For many years this direction of work has become a specialty at the Department of Radiation Transport. We are developing methods for neutrons and charged ion spectroscopy which can be used for plasma diagnostics in large tokamak devices (JET, ITER). We are also elaborating on the imaging and reconstruction of plasma parameters from X-ray measurements aimed at the study of the impurity transport in a hot tokamak plasma. Our experimental laboratory work is based on the Plasma Focus (PF-24) device in which energetic neutrons are produced in high-current discharges within deuterium gas and the fast neutron generator (IGN-14) operating in the D+T reaction mode.
The section of radiation transport modelling works on the simulation of radiation maps and doses generated by various neutron sources and the response functions of different radiation detectors. This work is being done for nuclear fusion devices as well as an input for material studies, geophysical research and other experiments which use neutron fluxes. The neutronics modelling is performed using packages of Monte Carlo codes executed on large scale computer clusters.
The Department is involved in large European research programs on nuclear fusion coordinated by the EUROfusion and Fusion for Energy. We are partners in the design work on the European fusion neutron laboratory IFMIF-DONES. Among our partners are the ITER Organization, IRFM CEA, IPP Praha, Czech Technical University, Uppsala University, the Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Micro-synthesis in Warsaw and the National Center for Nuclear Research.
We kindly invite you to learn more details about our work by browsing the web site of the Department.
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