Neptunium-Based High-Flux Pulsed Research Reactor

E. P. Shabalin, V. Aksenov, G. G. Komyshev, A. D. Rogov

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Abstract

The design principles and parameters of a promising neutron source, based on the fission reaction of the isotope 237Np, for use in research in extracted beams are presented. Such a source can operate as a pulsing reactor or super-booster or as a super-booster multiplying the neutrons from the target of a proton accelerator by using a reactivity modulator. Owing to the threshold character of 237Np fission such a neutron source will possess significantly higher characteristics than a similar setup with plutonium, and in terms of utilization efficiency it will be the leading source in the world for research employing neutron spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-370
Number of pages7
JournalAtomic Energy
Volume124
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - okt. 1 2018

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Neptunium
Research reactors
Neutron sources
Neutrons
Fission reactions
Fluxes
Plutonium
Modulators
Isotopes
Particle accelerators
Spectroscopy

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Shabalin, E. P., Aksenov, V., Komyshev, G. G., & Rogov, A. D. (2018). Neptunium-Based High-Flux Pulsed Research Reactor. Atomic Energy, 124(6), 364-370. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10512-018-0424-3

Neptunium-Based High-Flux Pulsed Research Reactor. / Shabalin, E. P.; Aksenov, V.; Komyshev, G. G.; Rogov, A. D.

In: Atomic Energy, Vol. 124, No. 6, 01.10.2018, p. 364-370.

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Shabalin, EP, Aksenov, V, Komyshev, GG & Rogov, AD 2018, 'Neptunium-Based High-Flux Pulsed Research Reactor', Atomic Energy, vol. 124, no. 6, pp. 364-370. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10512-018-0424-3
Shabalin, E. P. ; Aksenov, V. ; Komyshev, G. G. ; Rogov, A. D. / Neptunium-Based High-Flux Pulsed Research Reactor. In: Atomic Energy. 2018 ; Vol. 124, No. 6. pp. 364-370.
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