MA Transmutation Performance in the Optimized MYRRHA

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    MYRRHA (Multi-purpose hYbrid Research Reactor for High-tech Applications) is a multipurpose research facility currently being developed at SCK•CEN. It will be able to work in both critical and subcritical modes and, cooled by lead-bismuth eutectic, it will play a key role in the development of the Pb-alloy technology needed for the LFR (Lead Fast Reactor) GEN IV concept. MYRRHA will demonstrate the ADS (Accelerator Driven System) full concept by coupling a proton accelerator, a spallation target and a subcritical reactor at a reasonable power level to allow operation feedback. MYRRHA will also contribute to the study of partitioning and transmutation of high-level waste. In this paper, the Minor Actinide (MA) transmutation capabilities and performance are investigated in the MYRRHA critical core as well as the impact of the MA loading on the safety-related neutronic parameters, βeff and Λeff.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGlobal 2013: Nuclear Energy at a Crossroads
    Place of PublicationSalt Lake City, Utah, United States
    StatePublished - 3 Oct 2013
    EventGlobal 2013 - Salt Lake City
    Duration: 29 Sep 20133 Oct 2013


    ConferenceGlobal 2013
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySalt Lake City

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