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Title: PERTURBATION MEASUREMENT OF 1/$beta$eff USING A 1/v ABSORBER

Abstract

A description is given of the experimental measurement of the prompt- neutron lifetlme parameter of a SPERT watermoderated and reflected reactor using the l/v-absorber pertarbation technique. The l/ beta /sub eff/ result given by the experiment is compared with the dynamic value obtained from super prompt- critical power excursion experiments performed on the same core. The latter value is found to be constant throughout the reciprocal reactor period range 0 < alpha < 300 sec/sup -1/; consequently, the comparison permits an evaluation of the static l/v-absorber method in terms of the direct step-transient technique. (auth)

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Phillips Petroleium Co. Atomic Energy Div., Idaho Falls, Idaho
Sponsoring Org.:
US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)
OSTI Identifier:
4022475
Report Number(s):
IDO-16638
NSA Number:
NSA-15-016644
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(10-1)-205
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
REACTOR TECHNOLOGY; ABSORPTION; ACCIDENTS; CRITICALITY; LIFETIME; MEASURED VALUES; PERTURBATION THEORY; PROMPT NEUTRONS; REACTIVITY; REACTORS; REFLECTORS; SPERT-1; TRANSIENTS; WATER; WATER MODERATOR

Citation Formats

Spano, A H. PERTURBATION MEASUREMENT OF 1/$beta$eff USING A 1/v ABSORBER. United States: N. p., 1961. Web. doi:10.2172/4022475.
Spano, A H. PERTURBATION MEASUREMENT OF 1/$beta$eff USING A 1/v ABSORBER. United States. doi:10.2172/4022475.
Spano, A H. Wed . "PERTURBATION MEASUREMENT OF 1/$beta$eff USING A 1/v ABSORBER". United States. doi:10.2172/4022475. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4022475.
@article{osti_4022475,
title = {PERTURBATION MEASUREMENT OF 1/$beta$eff USING A 1/v ABSORBER},
author = {Spano, A H},
abstractNote = {A description is given of the experimental measurement of the prompt- neutron lifetlme parameter of a SPERT watermoderated and reflected reactor using the l/v-absorber pertarbation technique. The l/ beta /sub eff/ result given by the experiment is compared with the dynamic value obtained from super prompt- critical power excursion experiments performed on the same core. The latter value is found to be constant throughout the reciprocal reactor period range 0 < alpha < 300 sec/sup -1/; consequently, the comparison permits an evaluation of the static l/v-absorber method in terms of the direct step-transient technique. (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4022475},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {3}
}