On TiN-particle fuel based helium-cooled transmutation systems
2006 (English)In: Annals of Nuclear Energy, ISSN 0306-4549, E-ISSN 1873-2100, Vol. 33, no 16, 1322-1328 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We have designed a sub-critical helium-cooled core with TiN-coated particle fuel, dedicated to the transmutation of minor actinides. The excellent neutronic properties of helium allows for a low plutonium fraction in the fuel, which yields a low reactivity swing, Delta k = 2600 pcm, for a burnup of 31.2%. Further the neutron spectrum is hard, limiting the buildup of Cm and Cf. The high burnup combined with a minor actinide burning rate of 355 kg/GWth year makes the present design an attractive transmutation system.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 33, no 16, 1322-1328 p.
accelerator-driven systems, minor-actinide, neutronics, reactor, design
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-16212DOI: 10.1016/j.anucene.2006.08.012ISI: 000242927300007ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33751081851OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-16212DiVA: diva2:334254
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