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Table 6

Initial multiplicity factor and contributing variables for natural uranium fuel in 37-element CANDU bundle [13]. Fast fission factor assumed to equal unity.

Factor Value
keff Multiplicity factor 1.131
η Reproduction factor 1.349
ε Fast fission factor 1.000
p Resonance escape probability 0.875
f Thermal utilisation factor 0.977
PTNL Thermal non-leakage probability 0.991
PFNL Fast non-leakage probability 1.000

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