An intrinsically safe facility for forefront research and training on nuclear technologies — Core design
INFN Genova, University of Genova, Genova, Italy
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Revised: 21 January 2014
Accepted: 13 February 2014
Published online: 25 April 2014
The core of a subcritical, low-power research reactor in a lead matrix has been designed using the MCNPX code. The main parameters, like geometry, material composition in the fuel assembly and reflector size, have been optimized for a k eff ∼ 0.95 and a thermal power around 200 Kw. A 70 Mev, 1 mA proton beam incident on a beryllium target has been assumed as neutron source and the corresponding thermal power distribution and neutron fluxes in the reactor have been simulated.
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