Volume 9, Issue 3 (March 2012)

    VENUS-F: A First Fast Lead Critical Core for Benchmarking

    (Received 8 June 2011; accepted 28 November 2011)

    Published Online: 2012


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    The zero-power thermal neutron water-moderated facility VENUS at SCK•CEN has been extensively used for benchmarking in the past. In accordance with GEN-IV design tasks (fast reactor systems and accelerator driven systems), the VENUS facility was modified in 2007–2010 into the fast neutron facility VENUS-F with solid core components. This paper introduces the projects GUINEVERE and FREYA, which are being conducted at the VENUS-F facility, and it presents the measurement results obtained at the first critical core. Throughout the projects other fast lead benchmarks also will be investigated. The measurement results of the different configurations can all be used as fast neutron benchmarks.

    Author Information:

    Kochetkov, A.

    Wagemans, J.

    Vittiglio, G.

    Stock #: JAI104023

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI104023

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    Title VENUS-F: A First Fast Lead Critical Core for Benchmarking
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E10