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Title: Accuracy of reaction rates in the accelerator-driven system with 14MeV neutrons at the Kyoto University Critical Assembly
Authors: Pyeon, Cheol Ho  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Takemoto, Yuki
Yagi, Takahiro  KAKEN_id
Lim, Jae-Yong
Takahashi, Yoshiyuki  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Misawa, Tsuyoshi  kyouindb  KAKEN_id
Author's alias: 卞, 哲浩
Keywords: ADS
14 MeV neutrons
Issue Date: Feb-2012
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
Journal title: Annals of Nuclear Energy
Volume: 40
Issue: 1
Start page: 229
End page: 236
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 [115]In, [56]Fe (purity 99.99%), [27]Al, whereas subcriticality dependence is observed in [93]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 [56]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.
Rights: © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
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DOI(Published Version): 10.1016/j.anucene.2011.10.011
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