• Utilization of the BARC critical facility for ADS related experiments

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      Critical facility; moderator level; accelerator driven systems; shutdown system; fission chamber; detector; sub-criticality.

    • Abstract

       

      The paper discusses the basic design of the critical facility, whose main purpose is the physics validation of AHWR. Apart from moderator level control, the facility will have shutdown systems based on shutoff rods and multiple ranges of neutron detection systems. In addition, it will have a flux mapping system based on 25 fission chambers, distributed in the core. We are planning to use this reactor for experiments with a suitable source to simulate an ADS system. Any desired sub-criticality can be achieved by adjusting the moderator level. Apart from perfecting our experimental techniques, in simple configurations, we intend to study the one-way coupled core in this facility. Preliminary calculations, employing a Monte Carlo code TRIPOLI, are presented.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Rajeev Kumar1 R Srivenkatesan1

      1. Reactor Physics Design Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400 085, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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