Neutronic analyses of the trade demonstration facility

C. Rubbia, M. Carta, N. Burgio, C. Ciavola, A. D'Angelo, A. Dodaro, A. Festinesi, S. Monti, A. Santagata, F. Troiani, M. Salvatores, M. Delpech, Y. Kadi, S. Buono, A. Ferrari, A. Herrera Martínez, L. Zanini, G. Imel

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The TRiga Accelerator-Driven Experiment (TRADE), to be performed in the TRIGA reactor of the ENEA-Casaccia Centre in Italy, consists of the coupling of an external proton accelerator to a target to be installed in the central channel of the reactor scrammed to subcriticality. This pilot experiment, aimed at a global demonstration of the accelerator-driven system concept, is based on an original idea of C. Rubbia. The present paper reports the results of some neutronic analyses focused on the feasibility of TRADE. Results show that all relevant experiments (at different power levels in a wide range of subcriticalities) can be carried out with relatively limited modifications to the present TRIGA reactor.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103 - 123
Number of pages21
JournalNuclear Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


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  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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Rubbia, C., Carta, M., Burgio, N., Ciavola, C., D'Angelo, A., Dodaro, A., ... Imel, G. (2004). Neutronic analyses of the trade demonstration facility. Nuclear Science and Engineering, 148(1), 103 - 123.