Space-Dependent Effect Observed in Subcriticality Measurements for Loosely Coupled-Core System
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The results of the subcriticality measurements by various techniques performed for the UTR-KINKI reactor, a light-water-moderated and graphite-reflected coupled-core reactor, are presented. The result of the source-multiplication measurement indicates that the apparent dependence of the subcriticality on the detector position is significantly observed even under a condition 2$ subcritical, and that the location of neutron source remarkably influences the subcriticality obtained. On the other hand, the spatial dependence in the source-jerk measurement is slight relative to that in the source-multiplication and the rod drop measurements. Furthermore, the result of the Feynman-α measurement suggests that much more samples should be acquired for the reduction of the experimental uncertainty to the same level as that in the above measurements.
- Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology
Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology 32(10), 1054-1060, 1995-10-25
Atomic Energy Society of Japan