Analysis of the Parameters of the Target Unit of a Molten-Salt Subcritical Electronuclear Facility

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  • Yu.E. Titarenko
  • V.F. Batyaev
  • K.V. Pavlov
  • A.Yu. Titarenko
  • V.I. Rogov
  • V.M. Zhivun
  • T.V. Kulevoy
  • N.M. Sobolevsky
  • A.M. Voloschenko
  • A.N. Didenko
  • S.M. Polozov
  • A.B. Koldobsky
  • P.N. Alekseev
  • P.A. Fomichenko
  • A.N. Dudnikov
  • V.A. Nevinitsa
  • A.A. Sedov
  • A.A. Frolov
  • A.S. Lubina
  • A.L. Balanin
  • S.A. Subbotin
  • A.S. Subbotin
  • Stepan Mashnik

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A variant of the target unit based on tungsten rods cooled by molten-salt coolant (alkali-metal fluorides) in a subcritical electronuclear facility is examined. The results of calculations of its main parameters are presented: the neutron yield, neutron spectrum on the lateral surface, top and bottom ends of the target, total energy release, specific energy release, and induced activity. The calculations are performed using the three codes MCNPX 2.6B, SHIELD, and KATRIN-2.5 and the codes ORIHET3 and DCHAIN-SP for calculating the changes in the radioactivity of the main units. The discrepancies in the parameters of the
target unit of a subcritical electronuclear facility were determined by calculating the standard deviation factors. Apparently, the uncertainties in the computational results for the differential and integral parameters are due to the nuclear models and libraries in the programs used.


Original languageEnglish
Article number117
Pages (from-to)19-28
Number of pages9
JournalAtomic Energy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014


  • molten-salt subcritical reactor, target unit, neutron yield, Spallation reactions

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