skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Reactor Dynamics Experiments with a Sub-Critical Assembly

Abstract

A resurgence in use of nuclear power is now underway worldwide. However due to the shutdown of many university research reactors , student laboratories must rely more heavily on use of sub-critical assemblies. Here a driven sub-critical is described that uses a cylindrical Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) device to provide a fusion neutron source. The small IEC neutron source would be inserted in a fuel element position, with its power input controlled externally at a control panel. This feature opens the way to use of the critical assembly for a number of transient experiments such as sub-critical pulsing and neutron wave propagation. That in turn adds important new insights and excitement for the student teaching laboratory.

Authors:
; ; ;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
University of Illinois, Urbana, IL (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
none (US)
OSTI Identifier:
841304
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Americas Nuclear Energy Symposium (ANES 2004), Miami, FL (US), 10/03/2004--10/06/2004; Other Information: PBD: 6 Oct 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; CONFINEMENT; EDUCATION; ELECTROSTATICS; FUEL ELEMENTS; NEUTRON SOURCES; NEUTRONS; NUCLEAR ENERGY; NUCLEAR POWER; POWER INPUT; RESEARCH REACTORS; SHUTDOWN; TRANSIENTS; WAVE PROPAGATION; INERTIAL ELECTROSTATIC CONFINEMENT; FUSION NEUTRON SOURCE; REACTOR DYNAMICS

Citation Formats

Miley, G.H., Yang, Y., Wu, L., and Momota, H.. Reactor Dynamics Experiments with a Sub-Critical Assembly. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Miley, G.H., Yang, Y., Wu, L., & Momota, H.. Reactor Dynamics Experiments with a Sub-Critical Assembly. United States.
Miley, G.H., Yang, Y., Wu, L., and Momota, H.. Wed . "Reactor Dynamics Experiments with a Sub-Critical Assembly". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/841304.
@article{osti_841304,
title = {Reactor Dynamics Experiments with a Sub-Critical Assembly},
author = {Miley, G.H. and Yang, Y. and Wu, L. and Momota, H.},
abstractNote = {A resurgence in use of nuclear power is now underway worldwide. However due to the shutdown of many university research reactors , student laboratories must rely more heavily on use of sub-critical assemblies. Here a driven sub-critical is described that uses a cylindrical Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) device to provide a fusion neutron source. The small IEC neutron source would be inserted in a fuel element position, with its power input controlled externally at a control panel. This feature opens the way to use of the critical assembly for a number of transient experiments such as sub-critical pulsing and neutron wave propagation. That in turn adds important new insights and excitement for the student teaching laboratory.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Oct 06 00:00:00 EDT 2004},
month = {Wed Oct 06 00:00:00 EDT 2004}
}

Conference:
Other availability
Please see Document Availability for additional information on obtaining the full-text document. Library patrons may search WorldCat to identify libraries that hold this conference proceeding.

Save / Share: