|Title:||Accuracy of reaction rates in the accelerator-driven system with 14MeV neutrons at the Kyoto University Critical Assembly|
|Authors:||Pyeon, Cheol Ho https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0620-1711 (unconfirmed)|
|Author's alias:||卞, 哲浩|
14 MeV neutrons
|Journal title:||Annals of Nuclear Energy|
|Abstract:||Reaction rate experiments on the accelerator-driven system (ADS) are conducted by combining a critical assembly of a solid-moderated and -reflected core with a pulsed neutron generator. Neutrons (14 MeV) generated from the accelerator are injected into a subcritical system and the reaction rates are measured by the foil activation method to obtain neutronic spectrum data. The numerical calculations are executed by MCNPX with ENDF/B-VI.8, JENDL-3.3 and JENDL/D-99 libraries to evaluate the reaction rates of activation foils set in the center of the core. For the ADS experiments with 14 MeV neutrons, the C/E values between the experiments and the calculations are found to be well within the relative difference of about 30% in all foils up to subcriticality 1.05%Δk/k. The reaction rates do not depend on the subcriticality level in cases of In, Fe (purity 99.99%), Al, whereas subcriticality dependence is observed in Nb. In the critical experiments carried out in the A, B and C cores, special mention should be made of the remarkable effect of the composition rate of Fe material. Thus a remarkable improvement is observed in the accuracy of experimental and numerical reaction rates, demonstrating the importance of material impurity for subcritical experiments.|
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