CONSTRUCTION OF A NEUTRON DEEP PENETRATION SODIUM SHIELD MOCKUP
In fast reactors the pool in which the core is immersed is filled with sodium: consequently the sodium through which the radiation must pass before it reaches the pool wall can be in some directions up to 4-5 metres thick. Good and detailed knowledge of the way in which the neutrons propagate in depth in the sodium is thus of extreme interest. In order to measure the propagation of the fission spectrum in great thicknesses of sodium an experiment was designed using the EURACOS II irradiation installation. Its results were intended to serve as a test-bed for comparison with the calculation methods and to check the cross-sections of the sodium itself.
Bibliographic Reference: EUROPEAN APPLIED RESEARCH REPORTS - NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 7 (1987) NO. 6, PP. 907-928
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Record Number: 1989126037701 / Last updated on: 1989-01-01
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