During the first quarter of the work, the tasks included training students in the use of Monte Carlo codes used in radiation transport studies and the assessment of neutron multiplication factors for specific problems outlined by ANL-East through Drs. Laidler and Vandegrift.
The proposal also included objectives for the first year of work on this project, as listed below. The work conducted in the first quarter of the project was in partial completion of these objectives.
• Train UNLV students in the use of SCALE and/or MCNP for the assessment of nuclear criticality.
• Assess neutron multiplication factor, keff, for geometries and material concentrations as defined by the collaborating team from ANL-CMT for the ATW project.
• Provide software, extrapolation tables, or other methods to incorporate criticality estimates into the existing ANL Excel model of the pyrochemical treatment process to be used for ATW.
Criticality (Nuclear engineering); Radioactive wastes; Separation (Technology); Spent reactor fuels; Transmutation (Chemistry)
Chemistry | Nuclear | Nuclear Engineering | Oil, Gas, and Energy
Nuclear Criticality Analyses of Separations Processes for the Transmutation Fuel Cycle: Quaterly Report.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/hrc_trp_separations/21