Neutron irradiation and temperature effects on induced voltages in various mineral insulated cables and ceramic-coated wires

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Experiments with cables and wires in the BR2 reactor subjected to well defined thermal gradients show significant thermoelectrically induced voltages between the cable core ends, that evolve consistently with neutron fluence. For all copper based systems, the nearly linear evolution is due to partial transmutation to nickel, while for stainless steel based systems the thermoelectric sensitivity saturates quickly to a value which depends on the local temperature.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1141-1144
Journalfusion engineering and design
Issue number6-8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011
Event26th Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT) - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 27 Sep 20101 Oct 2010


  • Radiation induced electromotive force (RIEMF), thermally induced electromotive force (TIEMF), mineral insulated cable, magnetic diagnostics, fusion, ITER

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