Study of an external neutron source for an accelerator-driven system using the PHITS code

Takanori Sugawara, Tomohiko Iwasaki, Takashi Chiba

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Abstract

A code system for the Accelerator Driven System (ADS) has been under development for analyzing dynamic behaviors of a subcritical core coupled with an accelerator. This code system named DSE (Dynamics calculation code system for a Subcritical system with an External neutron source) consists of an accelerator part and a reactor part. The accelerator part employs a database, which is calculated by using PHITS, for investigating the effect related to the accelerator such as the changes of beam energy, beam diameter, void generation, and target level. This analysis method using the database may introduce some errors into dynamics calculations since the neutron source data derived from the database has some errors in fitting or interpolating procedures. In this study, the effects of various events are investigated to confirm that the method based on the database is appropriate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology
Pages1580-1583
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 May 24
EventInternational Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology - Santa Fe, NM, United States
Duration: 2004 Sep 262004 Oct 1

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume769
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Fe, NM
Period04/9/2604/10/1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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