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  • A Formal Verification and Validation of a Low Magnetic Reynolds Number MHD Code for Fusion Applications 

    Suárez Cambra, Daniel; Khodak, Andrei; Mas de les Valls Ortiz, Elisabet; Batet Miracle, Lluís (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2022-01-01)
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    As the nuclear fusion research advances, resear-chers and engineers focus more on the design of the required systems that complement the nuclear fusion reaction in the plasma of a Tokamak. Some proposals for breeding ...
  • Feasibility study of computational occupational dosimetry: evaluating a proof-of-concept in an endovascular and interventional cardiology setting 

    O'Connor, Una; Walsh, Colin; Gorman, Dermot; O'Reilly, Geraldine; Martin, Zenia; Madhavan, Prakash; Murphy, Ross; Szirt, Richard; Almén, Anja; Andersson, Martin; Camp Brunés, Anna; García Balcaza, Víctor; Duch Guillen, María Amor; Ginjaume Egido, Mercè; Abdelrahman, Mahmoud; Lombardo, Pasquale; Vanhavere, Filip (2022-10-05)
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    Individual monitoring of radiation workers is essential to ensure compliance with legal dose limits and to ensure that doses are As Low As Reasonably Achievable. However, large uncertainties still exist in personal dosimetry ...
  • Long-term evolution of the neutron rate at the Canfranc Underground Laboratory 

    Orrigo, S.; Taín Enríquez, José Luis; Mont i Geli, Nil; Tarifeño Saldivia, Ariel Esteban; Fraile, L. M.; Grieger, Marcel; Agramunt Ros, Jorge; Algora, A.; Bemmerer, D.; Calviño Tavares, Francisco; Cortés Rossell, Guillem Pere; de Blas, Alfredo; Dillmann, Iris; Domínguez Bugarín, Araceli; Nacher González, Enrique; Tolosa Delgado, Alvaro (springer-Verlag, 2022-09-13)
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    We report results on the long-term variation of the neutron counting rate at the Canfranc Underground Laboratory, of importance for several low-background experiments installed there, including rare-event searches. The ...
  • Measuring the ß-decay Properties of Neutron-rich Exotic Pm, Sm, Eu, and Gd Isotopes to Constrain the Nucleosynthesis Yields in the Rare-earth Region 

    Kiss, Gábor Gyula; Vitéz Sveiczer, András; Saito, Yukiya; Tarifeño Saldivia, Ariel Esteban; Pallàs i Solís, Max; Taín Enríquez, José Luis; Dillmann, Iris; Agramunt Ros, Jorge; Algora, A.; Domingo Pardo, César; Estrade, A; Appleton, Corrigan; Allmond, James Mitchell; Aguilera, Patricio; Baba, H. (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2022-09-06)
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    The ß-delayed neutron-emission probabilities of 28 exotic neutron-rich isotopes of Pm, Sm, Eu, and Gd were measured for the first time at RIKEN Nishina Center using the Advanced Implantation Detector Array (AIDA) and the ...
  • The solubility of helium in lead–lithium eutectic alloy 

    Sedano Miguel, Luis Ángel; Esteban, G.A.; Cavaro, Matthieu; Iraola de Acevedo, Eduardo; Al Awad, Abdulrahman; Batet Miracle, Lluís; Guasch, M. (Elsevier, 2022-06-01)
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    The helium production rates in liquid metals (Pb-Li eutectic alloy, LLE and others) Blanket Breeders (BB) are nearly mol-to-mol linked to tritium and intimately associated with the compulsory requirement of high tritium ...
  • Quantification of CH4 emissions from waste disposal sites near the city of Madrid using ground- and space-based observations of COCCON, TROPOMI and IASI 

    García Rodríguez, Omaira; Albertí, Carlos; de Bustos Següela, Juan José; Cuevas Agulló, Emilio; Curcoll Masanes, Roger; Schneider, Claus T; Morguí, Josep-Anton; Toledano, Carlos (European Geosciences Union (EGU), 2022-01-10)
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    The objective of this study is to derive methane (CH4) emissions from three landfills, which are found to be the most significant CH4 sources in the metropolitan area of Madrid in Spain. We derive CH4 emissions from the ...
  • Metrology for low-cost CO2 sensors applications: the case of a steady-state through-flow (SS-TF) chamber for CO2 fluxes observations 

    Curcoll Masanes, Roger; Morguí, Josep-Anton; Kamnang, Armand; Cañas, Lidia; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Grossi, Claudia (2022-05-09)
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    Soil CO2 emissions are one of the largest contributions to the global carbon cycle, and a full understanding of processes generating them and how climate change may modify them is needed and still uncertain. Thus, a dense ...
  • SMART_TC: an R&D Programme on uses of artificial intelligence techniques for tritium monitoring in complex ITER-like tritium plant systems 

    Iraola de Acevedo, Eduardo; Sedano Miguel, Luis Ángel; Nougués, José María; Feliu, Josep Anton; Coya, Bruno; Batet Miracle, Lluís (2021-05)
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    The realization of nuclear fusion energy is nowadays based on the concept of tritium breeding and the success of the ITER experiment. The latter relies today on a static monitoring approach to fulfill the emission limits ...
  • Fast Monte Carlo codes for occupational dosimetry in interventional radiology 

    García Balcaza, Víctor; Camp Brunés, Anna; Badal Soler, Andreu; Andersson, Martin; Almén, Anja; Ginjaume Egido, Mercè; Duch Guillen, María Amor (2021-05)
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    Interventional radiology techniques cause radiation exposure both to patient and personnel. The radiation dose to the operator is usually measured with dosimeters located at specific points above or below the lead aprons. ...
  • On the use of CFD to obtain head loss coefficients in hydraulic systems and its application to liquid metal MHD flows in nuclear fusion reactor blankets 

    Suárez Cambra, Daniel; Mas de les Valls Ortiz, Elisabet; Batet Miracle, Lluís (2021-12-01)
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    When an incompressible fluid flows through a contraction in a conduit, the increase in the kinetic energy of the fluid is accompanied by a pressure drop. This pressure drop is not to be assimilated with head loss. If ...
  • Liquid metal MHD flow influence on heat transfer phenomena in fusion reactor blankets 

    Suárez Cambra, Daniel; Iraola de Acevedo, Eduardo; Lampon Diestre, Cristina; Mas de les Valls Ortiz, Elisabet; Batet Miracle, Lluís (2021-09-01)
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    DEMO reactor is projected as a technological demonstrator and a component test reactor for several key systems such as the breeding blanket. The dual coolant lithium lead (DCLL) is one promising breeding blanket candidate ...
  • New metrology for radon at the environmental level 

    Röttger, Annette; Röttger, Stefan; Grossi, Claudia; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Curcoll Masanes, Roger; Otáhal, Petr; Hernández Ceballos, Miguel Ángel; Cinelli, Giorgia; Chambers, Scott Dudley; Barbosa, Susana Alexandra; Ioan, M. R.; Radulescu, Ileana (2021-09-23)
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    Radon gas is the largest source of public exposure to naturally occurring radioactivity. However, radon is also a useful tracer for understanding atmospheric processes, assessing the accuracy of chemical transport models, ...

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