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Title: Electromagnetic Near Field Measurements of Two Critical Assemblies

The reactors employed, Godiva IV and WSMR Fast Burst Reactor, are described first. Then the point reactor kinetics model, electromagnetic potential, and the measurement of kinetics quantities are successively discussed. In summary, reactor power produces measurable electric energy. The electric signal mimics power curve for prompt burst operations - features in logarithmic derivatives match. The electric signature should be dependent on the power and not the derivative; therefore, steady-state modes should be measurable.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1225593
Report Number(s):
LA-UR--15-28608
TRN: US1700232
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: APS April Meeting, Baltimore, MD (United States), 11-14 Apr 2014
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOD
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; GODIVA REACTOR; FBRF REACTOR; REACTOR KINETICS; STEADY-STATE CONDITIONS; ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; ELECTRIC CURRENTS fast burst reactor