Reactivity measurement in subcritical nuclear systems: Results of the H2020 MYRTE project

Vicente Bécares, David Villamarin, Peter Baeten, Annick Billebaud, T. Chevret, Anatoly Kochetkov, Antonin Krása, F.-R. Lecolley, Gregory Lehaut, N. Marie, Guido Vittiglio, Jan Wagemans

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Accurate subcriticality monitoring is one of the key points for the deployment of Accelerator Driven Subcritical Systems (ADS). For this reason, the horizon 2020 MYRTE project, mainly intended to support the development of the MYRRHA ADS facility, has included a series of reactor physics and reactivity measurement experiments, which have been performed at the VENUS-F reactor of SCK-CEN. In this work, some of the results of these experiments are presented, stressing the impact of spatial and energy effects in reactivity measerement and the need of developing correction methodologies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-78
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear España
VolumeApril 2019
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2019

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