EPJ Nuclear Sci. Technol.
Volume 3, 2017
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||12 December 2017|
A low power ADS for transmutation studies in fast systems
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare − Sezione di Genova,
2 Centro Fermi, Museo Storico della Fisica e, Centro Studi e Ricerche “Enrico Fermi”, Piazza del Viminale 1, 00184 Roma, Italy
3 Ansaldo Nucleare, Corso F.M. Perrone, 25, 16152 Genova, Italy
4 GeNERG DIME/TEC, University of Genova, Via. All'Opera Pia, 15/A, 16145 Genova, Italy
* e-mail: Fabio.Panza@ge.infn.it
Received in final form: 19 June 2017
Accepted: 10 November 2017
Published online: 12 December 2017
In this work, we report studies on a fast low power accelerator driven system model as a possible experimental facility, focusing on its capabilities in terms of measurement of relevant integral nuclear quantities. In particular, we performed Monte Carlo simulations of minor actinides and fission products irradiation and estimated the fission rate within fission chambers in the reactor core and the reflector, in order to evaluate the transmutation rates and the measurement sensitivity. We also performed a photo-peak analysis of available experimental data from a research reactor, in order to estimate the expected sensitivity of this analysis method on the irradiation of samples in the ADS considered.
© F. Panza et al., published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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