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  • Main Title Reactor Physics Characterization of Transmutation Targeting Options in a Sodium Fast Reactor


  • Author: Bays, Samuel E.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: DOE - NE


  • Name: Idaho National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: [Idaho Falls, Idaho]
    Additional Info: Idaho National Laboratory (INL)


  • Creation: 2007-04-01


  • English


  • Content Description: In sodium fast reactor designs, the fuel related inherent negative reactivity feedback is accomplished mainly through parasitic capture in U-238. However for an efficient minor actinide burning system, it is desirable to reduce or eliminate U-238 entirely to suppress further transuranic actinide generation. Consequently, reactivity feedback is accomplished by enhancing axial neutron streaming during a loss of coolant void situation. This is done by flattening “pancake” the active core geometry. Flattening the reactor also increases axial leakage which removes neutrons that could otherwise be used to destroy minor actinides. Therefore, it is important to tailor the neutron spectrum in the core for optimized feedback and minor actinide destruction simultaneously by using minor actinide and fission product targets.


  • STI Subject Categories: 73 - Nuclear Physics And Radiation Physics
  • Keyword: U-238
  • Keyword: Feedback
  • Keyword: Minor Actinide
  • Keyword: Sodium
  • Keyword: Reactor Physics
  • Keyword: Actinides
  • Keyword: Geometry
  • Keyword: Targets
  • Keyword: Technetium
  • Keyword: Neutrons
  • Keyword: Fission Products
  • Keyword: Pressurized Wter Reactor
  • Keyword: Self Shielding
  • Keyword: Fast Reactors
  • Keyword: Transmutation Minor Actinide
  • Keyword: Transmutation
  • Keyword: Loss Of Coolant


  • Conference: M+C &SNA 2007 ,Monterey, California,04/15/2007,04/19/2007


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: INL/CON-07-12439
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-99ID-13727
  • DOI: 10.2172/920415
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 911956
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc890309