Neutron-induced nuclear data for the MYRRHA fast spectrum facility

Romojaro Otero, Pablo and Zerovnik, Gasper and Álvarez-Velarde, Francisco and Stankovskiy, Alexey and Kodeli, I. and Fiorito, Luca and Díez, Carlos Javier and Cabellos de Francisco, Oscar Luis and García Herranz, Nuria and Heyse, Jan and Paradela, Carlos and Schillebeeckx, Peter and Van den Eynde, Gert (2017). Neutron-induced nuclear data for the MYRRHA fast spectrum facility. "EPJ Web of Conferences", v. 146 (n. 09007); pp. 1-4. ISSN 2100-014X.


Title: Neutron-induced nuclear data for the MYRRHA fast spectrum facility
  • Romojaro Otero, Pablo
  • Zerovnik, Gasper
  • Álvarez-Velarde, Francisco
  • Stankovskiy, Alexey
  • Kodeli, I.
  • Fiorito, Luca
  • Díez, Carlos Javier
  • Cabellos de Francisco, Oscar Luis
  • García Herranz, Nuria
  • Heyse, Jan
  • Paradela, Carlos
  • Schillebeeckx, Peter
  • Van den Eynde, Gert
Item Type: Article
Event Title: EPJ Web of conferences 146, 09007 (2017)
Event Location: Brujas
Título de Revista/Publicación: EPJ Web of Conferences
Date: 2017
ISSN: 2100-014X
Volume: 146
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Energética
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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The MYRRHA (Multi-purpose hYbrid Research Reactor for High-tech Applications) concept is a flexible experimental lead-bismuth cooled and mixed-oxide (MOX) fueled fast spectrum facility designed to operate both in sub-critical (accelerator driven) and critical modes. One of the key issues for the safe operation of the reactor is the uncertainty assessment during the design works. The main objective of the European project CHANDA (solving CHAllenges in Nuclear DAta) Work Package 10 is to improve MYRRHA relevant nuclear data in order to reduce the reactor parameter uncertainties derived from them. In order to achieve this goal, several tasks have been undertaken. First, a sensitivity study of MYRRHA integral parameters, such as energy dependent cross sections, fission spectra and neutron multiplicities, to nuclear data has been conducted resulting in a list of MYRRHA relevant quantities (nuclides and reactions). On the second task, an analysis of the existing experimental data and evaluations for the quantities included in the list has been carried out. In this framework, the impact on the multiplication factor of quantities from different nuclear data libraries for different nuclides, reactions and energy regions has been investigated on the MYRRHA MOX critical core model. As the next step, new experiments and evaluations will be performed in order to improve existing nuclear data libraries.

Funding Projects

FP7605203CHANDAUnspecifiedSolving CHAllenges in Nuclear DAta

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Item ID: 49978
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DOI: 10.1051/epjconf/201714609007
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 08 Jun 2018 16:10
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2018 16:10
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