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Title: Subcritical Nuclear Assembly
Authors: Vega Carrillo, Héctor René
Issue Date: 16-Apr-2014
Publisher: Sociedad Mexicana de Irradiación y Dosimetría
Abstract: A Subcritical Nuclear Assembly is a device where the nuclear-fission chain reaction is initiated and maintained using an external neutron source. It is a valuable educational and research tool where in a safe way many reactor parameters can be measured. Here, we have used the Wigner-Seitz method in the six-factor formula to calculate the effective multiplication factor of a subcritical nuclear reactor Nuclear Chicago model 9000. This reactor has approximately 2500 kg of natural uranium heterogeneously distributed in slugs. The reactor uses a 239PuBe neutron source that is located in the center of and hexagonal array. Using Monte Carlo methods, with the MCNP5 code, a three-dimensional model of the subcritical reactor was designed to estimate the effective multiplication factor, the neutron spectra, the total and thermal neutron fluences along the radial and axial axis. With the neutron spectra in two locations outside the reactor the ambient dose equivalent were estimated.
URI: http://localhost/xmlui/handle/20.500.11845/801
Other Identifiers: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
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