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The muse experiments for subcritical neutronics validation

The muse experiments for subcritical neutronics validation

Objective

The MUSE experiments to be performed at MASURCA facility (CEA-Cadarache), will investigate several subcritical configurations driven by an external neutron source provided by (d, d) or (d, t) reactions. The incident deutons will be provided by a pulsed accelerator (GENEPI), to be installed in the MASURCA facility. The configurations foreseen will have uranium, plutonium, thorium fuels, with lead o r sodium or gas coolant. Several levels of subcriticality will be investigated (Keff = 0.95 to 1.). Measurements are foreseen of the subcriticality (with static, dynamic and neutron noise methods), of the neutron spatial distributions, neutron spectra, and effective delayed neutron fraction and neutron source importance parameter. Extensive cross-comparison of codes and data is foreseen. Experimental reactivity control techniques will be developed, related to subcritical operation.

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Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

Address

Centre Cadarache - Bat. 238
13108 St.Paul Les Durance

France

Administrative Contact

Jacques BOUCHARD (Mr.)

Participants (12)

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BELGIAN NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTRE

Belgium

BRITISH NUCLEAR FUELS PLC

United Kingdom

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS

Spain

CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Sweden

DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Netherlands

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH

Germany

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH - TECHNIK UND UMWELT

Germany

ITALIAN AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Italy

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP

Netherlands

ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Sweden

UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER - GRENOBLE 1

France

UNIVERSITY OF MINING AND METALLURGY

Poland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: FIKW-CT-2000-00063

  • Start date

    1 October 2000

  • End date

    31 October 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EAECTP C

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 056 932

  • EU contribution

    € 2 000 000

Coordinated by:

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France