Comparison of calculated and measured reaction rates obtained through foil activation in the subcritical dual spectrum facility YALINA-Booster
2011 (English)In: Annals of Nuclear Energy, ISSN 0306-4549, E-ISSN 1873-2100, Vol. 38, no 6, 1412-1417 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Reaction rates were measured by the foil activation technique to obtain neutron spectrum information in a subcritical core driven by an external neutron source. The experimental results are compared with Monte Carlo calculations in order to examine the capability of the Monte Carlo code MCNP together with ENDFB-6.8. JEFF-3.1.1 and CENDL-3.1 neutron cross section libraries to predict the neutron spectrum dependent reaction rates correctly in a subcritical core. The focus lies on fast neutrons. A discrepancy is found in the calculated-to-experimental values of the reaction rates and an inaccurate cross section is identified in CENDL-3.1.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 38, no 6, 1412-1417 p.
Foil activation, Reaction rate, YALINA
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-33987DOI: 10.1016/j.anucene.2011.01.028ISI: 000290194100023ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79953746629OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-33987DiVA: diva2:418453
QC 201105232011-05-232011-05-232012-08-06Bibliographically approved