Report criticality dosimetry

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Abstract

Every few years, the SCK•CEN is involved in an international intercomparison exercise to test the performance of several dosimeters in a simulated criticality accident. This exercise is organized by CEA Valduc in France where there is access to the SILENE reactor, a reactor specially designed and built to simulate criticality accidents. SILENE is a compact reactor in which a fissile solution of uranyl nitrate can be introduced. To simulate the criticality accident, the control rod is slowly removed after introduction of the fissile solution.

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherBelgian Nuclear Research Center
Number of pages7
Edition0
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

Publication series

NameSCK•CEN Reports
PublisherStudiecentrum voor Kernenergie
No.ER-5254

Keywords

  • criticality dosimetry, SILENE, Valduc, FNTD, OSL/OSLN

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