This paper presents the results of the first sub-critical measurement campaign performed for the TRADE (TRiga Accelerator Driven Experiment) program in late 2003. The TRIGA reactor at the Casaccia Center of ENEA was studied in a number of configurations ranging from keffapproximately 0.993 to 0.93. Over a two week period, starting from a single reference configuration, fuel elements were removed, control rods were moved outward (required for the eventual TRADE experiments), and fission chambers were inserted. In all configurations, sub-critical counts were taken. The results of these measurements are given in this paper. First estimates of reactivity in all the states are presented, and our first attempts at correcting the reactivity based on calculations of source importance and detector efficiency - so called MSM factors - are also presented.
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Event||PHYSOR 2004: The Physics of Fuel Cycles and Advanced Nuclear Systems - Global Developments - , United States|
Duration: 1 Jan 2004 → …
|Conference||PHYSOR 2004: The Physics of Fuel Cycles and Advanced Nuclear Systems - Global Developments|
|Period||1/1/04 → …|
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Imel, G., Naberejnev, D., Palmiotti, G., Philibert, H., Granget, G., Mandard, L., ... Sarotto, M. (2004). The TRADE source multiplication experiments. Paper presented at PHYSOR 2004: The Physics of Fuel Cycles and Advanced Nuclear Systems - Global Developments, United States.