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Title: EXTENDED ZERO POWER EXPERIMENTS ON THE ARMY PACKAGE POWER REACTOR-ZPE-2

Abstract

Experiments were performed using APPR-1 fuel elements in cores having various diameters, metal to water ratios and boron-10 distributions. The presence of steel in the reflector made a noticeable increase in the core reactivity under certain circumstances. A relatively simple technique was used to determine the gamma dose rates through shielding materials yielding values in reasonable agreement with theory. Many gross and fine structure tranverses were made with gold, indium and uranium foils including traverses in cores with uniform and non-uniform poison distributions and various control rod configurations. Temperature coefficients of reactivity were nearly identical for various cores from 65 to 130 deg F. (auth)

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Alco Products, Inc., Schenectady, N.Y.
OSTI Identifier:
4340576
Report Number(s):
APAE-21
NSA Number:
NSA-12-010978
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(30-3)-278
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; BORON 10; CONFIGURATION; DISTRIBUTION; FOILS; FUEL ELEMENTS; GAMMA RADIATION; MEASURED VALUES; METALS; POISONING; RADIATION DOSES; REACTIVITY; REACTOR CORE; REACTORS; REFLECTORS; SHIELDING; SM-1; SM-1A; STEELS; TEMPERATURE; TEMPERATURE COEFFICIENT; VARIATIONS; VOLUME; WATER

Citation Formats

Noaks, J.W. ed. EXTENDED ZERO POWER EXPERIMENTS ON THE ARMY PACKAGE POWER REACTOR-ZPE-2. United States: N. p., 1957. Web. doi:10.2172/4340576.
Noaks, J.W. ed. EXTENDED ZERO POWER EXPERIMENTS ON THE ARMY PACKAGE POWER REACTOR-ZPE-2. United States. doi:10.2172/4340576.
Noaks, J.W. ed. Fri . "EXTENDED ZERO POWER EXPERIMENTS ON THE ARMY PACKAGE POWER REACTOR-ZPE-2". United States. doi:10.2172/4340576. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4340576.
@article{osti_4340576,
title = {EXTENDED ZERO POWER EXPERIMENTS ON THE ARMY PACKAGE POWER REACTOR-ZPE-2},
author = {Noaks, J.W. ed.},
abstractNote = {Experiments were performed using APPR-1 fuel elements in cores having various diameters, metal to water ratios and boron-10 distributions. The presence of steel in the reflector made a noticeable increase in the core reactivity under certain circumstances. A relatively simple technique was used to determine the gamma dose rates through shielding materials yielding values in reasonable agreement with theory. Many gross and fine structure tranverses were made with gold, indium and uranium foils including traverses in cores with uniform and non-uniform poison distributions and various control rod configurations. Temperature coefficients of reactivity were nearly identical for various cores from 65 to 130 deg F. (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4340576},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1957},
month = {11}
}