Description: Theoretical computation of the Los Alamos National Laboratory's critical assembly THOR (a thorium-reflected plutonium sphere) yields a high eigenvalue when compared to the experimentally measured eigenvalue. Several calculational improvements are investigated in an effort to reduce the discrepancy. Finally, the experimental procedure of reducing the raw configuration to clean specifications is reviewed.
Date: May 1, 1981
Creator: Kidman, R.B.
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