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Title: Concept for LEU Burst Reactor

Design and performance of a proposed LEU burst reactor are sketched. Salient conclusions reached are the following: size would be ~1,500 kg or greater, depending on the size of the central cavity; internal stresses during burst require split rings for relief; the reactor would likely require multiple control and safety rods for fine control; the energy spectrum would be comparable to that of HEU machines; and burst yields and steady-state power levels will be significantly greater in an LEU reactor.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1240814
Report Number(s):
LA-UR--16-21410
TRN: US1600679
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; SLIGHTLY ENRICHED URANIUM; PULSED REACTORS; SCRAM RODS; ENERGY SPECTRA; RESIDUAL STRESSES; CONTROL ELEMENTS; STEADY-STATE CONDITIONS; DESIGN; PERFORMANCE; NEUTRON FLUX; ENRICHED URANIUM REACTIONS