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Fusion Plasma Physics and Fusion Neutronics

ORNL provides analysis of a wide range of fusion phenomena supporting the domestic theoretical and experimental fusion energy program, as well as international collaborations, including ITER. The custom simulation capabilities described above are all used in these analysis activities, along with additional tools in which ORNL has expertise. These include the ADVANTG and Shift Monte Carlo transport codes, which are used in hardware activation analyses, as well as the SOLPS and EMC3-EIRENE plasma and neutral transport codes used to model the boundary plasma and design edge solution for future experiments. Various simulation capabilities are combined to provide integrated plasma prediction for the analysis, development, and optimization of operational scenarios for existing experimental facilities and for planning future fusion reactors.