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Title: Impact of Including Higher Actinides in Fast Reactor Transmutation Analyses

Abstract

Previous fast reactor transmutation studies generally disregarded higher mass minor actinides beyond Cm-246 due to various considerations including deficiencies in nuclear cross-section data. Although omission of these higher mass actinides does not significantly impact the neutronic calculations and fuel cycle performance parameters follow-on neutron dose calculations related to fuel recycling, transportation and handling are significantly impacted. This report shows that including the minor actinides in the equilibrium fast reactor calculations will increase the predicted neutron emission by about 30%. In addition a sensitivity study was initiated by comparing the impact of different cross-section evaluation file for representing these minor actinides.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE - NE
OSTI Identifier:
920414
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-07-13247
TRN: US0805314
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 - NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; ACTINIDES; EVALUATION; FAST REACTORS; FUEL CYCLE; NEUTRON EMISSION; NEUTRONS; PERFORMANCE; RECYCLING; SENSITIVITY; TRANSMUTATION; actinide; advanced burner reactor; fast reactor; neutronic

Citation Formats

Forget, B, Asgari, M, Ferrer, R, and Bays, S. Impact of Including Higher Actinides in Fast Reactor Transmutation Analyses. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.2172/920414.
Forget, B, Asgari, M, Ferrer, R, & Bays, S. Impact of Including Higher Actinides in Fast Reactor Transmutation Analyses. United States. doi:10.2172/920414.
Forget, B, Asgari, M, Ferrer, R, and Bays, S. Sat . "Impact of Including Higher Actinides in Fast Reactor Transmutation Analyses". United States. doi:10.2172/920414. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/920414.
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title = {Impact of Including Higher Actinides in Fast Reactor Transmutation Analyses},
author = {Forget, B and Asgari, M and Ferrer, R and Bays, S},
abstractNote = {Previous fast reactor transmutation studies generally disregarded higher mass minor actinides beyond Cm-246 due to various considerations including deficiencies in nuclear cross-section data. Although omission of these higher mass actinides does not significantly impact the neutronic calculations and fuel cycle performance parameters follow-on neutron dose calculations related to fuel recycling, transportation and handling are significantly impacted. This report shows that including the minor actinides in the equilibrium fast reactor calculations will increase the predicted neutron emission by about 30%. In addition a sensitivity study was initiated by comparing the impact of different cross-section evaluation file for representing these minor actinides.},
doi = {10.2172/920414},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2007},
month = {9}
}

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