New Sensors for In-Pile Temperature Detection at the Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility

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The Department of Energy (DOE) designated the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) as a National Scientific User Facility (NSUF) in April 2007 to support U.S. leadership in nuclear science and technology. As a user facility, the ATR is supporting new users from universities, laboratories, and industry, as they conduct basic and applied nuclear research and development to advance the nation’s energy security needs. A key component of the ATR NSUF effort is to develop and evaluate new in-pile instrumentation techniques that are capable of providing measurements of key parameters during irradiation. This paper describes the strategy for determining what instrumentation is ... continued below

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Rempe, J. L.; Knudson, D. L.; Daw, J. E.; Condie, K. G. & Wilkins, S. Curtis September 1, 2009.

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The Department of Energy (DOE) designated the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) as a National Scientific User Facility (NSUF) in April 2007 to support U.S. leadership in nuclear science and technology. As a user facility, the ATR is supporting new users from universities, laboratories, and industry, as they conduct basic and applied nuclear research and development to advance the nation’s energy security needs. A key component of the ATR NSUF effort is to develop and evaluate new in-pile instrumentation techniques that are capable of providing measurements of key parameters during irradiation. This paper describes the strategy for determining what instrumentation is needed and the program for developing new or enhanced sensors that can address these needs. Accomplishments from this program are illustrated by describing new sensors now available and under development for in-pile detection of temperature at various irradiation locations in the ATR.

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  • The 13th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-13),Kanazawa, JAPAN,09/27/2009,10/02/2009

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Rempe, J. L.; Knudson, D. L.; Daw, J. E.; Condie, K. G. & Wilkins, S. Curtis. New Sensors for In-Pile Temperature Detection at the Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility, article, September 1, 2009; [Idaho]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc926716/: accessed July 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.