Analysis of fission-product effects in a Fast Mixed-Spectrum Reactor concept

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The Fast Mixed-Spectrum Reactor (FMSR) concept has been proposed by BNL as a means of alleviating certain nonproliferation concerns relating to civilian nuclear power. This breeder reactor concept has been tailored to operate on natural uranium feed (after initial startup), thus eliminating the need for fuel reprocessing. The fissile material required for criticality is produced, in situ, from the fertile feed material. This process requires that large burnup and fluence levels be achievable, which, in turn, necessarily implies that large fission-product inventories will exist in the reactor. It was the purpose of this study to investigate the effects of large ... continued below

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White, J.R. & Burns, T.J. February 1, 1980.

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The Fast Mixed-Spectrum Reactor (FMSR) concept has been proposed by BNL as a means of alleviating certain nonproliferation concerns relating to civilian nuclear power. This breeder reactor concept has been tailored to operate on natural uranium feed (after initial startup), thus eliminating the need for fuel reprocessing. The fissile material required for criticality is produced, in situ, from the fertile feed material. This process requires that large burnup and fluence levels be achievable, which, in turn, necessarily implies that large fission-product inventories will exist in the reactor. It was the purpose of this study to investigate the effects of large fission-product inventories and to analyze the effect of burnup on fission-product nuclide distributions and effective cross sections. In addition, BNL requested that a representative 50-group fission-product library be generated for use in FMSR design calculations.

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  • Report No.: ORNL/TM-7091
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-26
  • DOI: 10.2172/5513223 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5513223
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1087948

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White, J.R. & Burns, T.J. Analysis of fission-product effects in a Fast Mixed-Spectrum Reactor concept, report, February 1, 1980; Tennessee. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1087948/: accessed March 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.