Nuclear instrumentation in VENUS-F

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Abstract

VENUS-F is a fast zero power reactor with 30 wt% U fuel and Pb/Bi as a coolant simulator. Depending on the experimental configuration, various neutron spectra(fast, epithermal, and thermal islands)are present. This paper gives a review of the nuclear instrumentation that is applied for reactor control and in a large variety of physics experiments. Activation foils and fission chambers are used to measure spatial neutron flux profiles, spectrum indices, reactivity effects (with positive period and compensation method or the MSM method) and kinetic parameters (with the Rossi-alpha method).Fission chamber calibrations are performed in the standard irradiation fields of the BR1 reactor (prompt fission neutron spectrum and Maxwellian thermal neutron spectrum).

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEPJ Web of Conferences
Subtitle of host publication5th International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications - ANIMMA 2017
Pages1-3
Number of pages3
Volume170
Edition2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2018
Event2017 - ANIMMA - Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications: International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation, Measurement Methods and their Applications - Palais des Congrès, Liège, Belgium
Duration: 19 Jun 201723 Jun 2017
https://www.epj-conferences.org/annima-2017

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISSN (Print)2100-014X

Conference

Conference2017 - ANIMMA - Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications
CountryBelgium
CityLiège
Period2017-06-192017-06-23
OtherAdvancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications. Application fields: Fundamental physics; Fusion diagnostics and technology; Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems; Research reactors; Nuclear fuel cycle; Decommissioning, dismantling and remote handling; Safeguards, homeland security; Severe accident monitoring; Environmental and medical sciences; Education, training and outreach
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Keywords

  • VENUS-F, fast reactor, Instrumentation, neutron detector, fission chamber

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