An updated core design for the multi-purpose irradiation facility MYRRHA

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An updated core design for the multi-purpose irradiation facility MYRRHA. / Van den Eynde, Gert; Malambu Mbala, Edouard; Stankovskiy, Alexey; Fernandez, Rafaël; Baeten, Peter.

In: Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 07.04.2015, p. 1-1.

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title = "An updated core design for the multi-purpose irradiation facility MYRRHA",
abstract = "MYRRHA (Multi-purpose hYbrid Research Reactor for High-tech Applications) is a multi-purpose re search facility currently being developed at SCK•CEN. It will be able to work in both critical and sub critical modes and, cooled by lead-bismuth eutectic. It will play a key role in the development of the Pb-alloy technology needed for the lead fast reactor GEN IV concept. MYRRHA will demonstrate the Accelerator Driven System (ADS) full concept by coupling a proton accelerator, a spallation target and a sub-critical 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. Recently, a new core design with a longer ac tive core has been proposed. This paper presents the neutronic analyses for this design improvement. The analyses have been done using the MCNP/X code and the in-house developed ALEPH2 depletion code.",
keywords = "MYRRHA, core, neutronics",
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AU - Malambu Mbala, Edouard

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