Category Archives: Nuclear Back-end and Transmutation Technology for Waste Disposal

Contribution of the European Commission to a European Strategy for HLW Management Through Partitioning & Transmutation

Presentation of MYRRHA and Its Role in the European P&T Strategy Hamid Ait Abderrahim Abstract MYRRHA (Multi-purpose hYbrid Research Reactor for High-tech Applications) is an experimental accelerator-driven system (ADS) currently being developed at SCK*CEN for replacement of material testing reactor BR2. The MYRRHA facility is conceived as a flexible fast-spectrum irradiation facility that is able to run in both subcritical […]

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In this work, we proposed a new concept of the “self-indication method” as a complementary nondestructive assay for the fuel debris of Fukushima Daiichi NPP. We carried out experimental validation for application of the self-indication method. It was confirmed that the area density (thickness of the target nuclide) can be determined within 3 % accuracy by simple area analysis without […]

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Kinetic Experiments

To obtain information on the detector position dependence of the prompt neutron decay measurement, the neutron detectors were set at three positions as shown in Fig. 9.1: near the tungsten target [position of (17, D): 1/2-in.-diameter BF3 detec­tor]; and around the core [positions of (18, M) and (17, R): 1-in.-diameter 3He detectors]. The prompt and delayed neutron behaviors (Fig. 9.6) […]

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Development of Nondestructive Assay of Fuel Debris of Fukushima Daiichi NPP (2): Numerical Validation for the Application of a Self-Indication Method

Tadafumi Sano, Jun-ichi Hori, Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Hironobu Unesaki, and Ken Nakajima Abstract To perform decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi NPP safely, it is very important to measure the components of the fuel debris. Therefore, a new nondestructive assay to identify and quantify the target nuclide in fuel debris using a pulsed-neutron source is under development in Kyoto University Research Reac­tor […]

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