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Experimental Study on Reactivity Worth of Burnable Poison in Ultra-Long Life, Small LMR

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Shigeto Kikuchi, Kenichi Yoshioka, Hisato Matsumiya, Mitsuaki Yamaoka

Toshiba Corporation, Kawasaki, Japan

Kenji Tsuji, Akira Nishikawa, Hiromitsu Inagaki

Chubu Electric Power Company, Inc., Nagoya, Japan

Paper No. ICONE10-22231, pp. 617-620; 4 pages
  • 10th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering
  • 10th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Volume 2
  • Arlington, Virginia, USA, April 14–18, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3596-0 | eISBN: 0-7918-3589-8
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME


Experimental study using an LWR-type critical assembly, NCA, has been conducted on the reactivity worth of the burnable poison (BP) that is employed in a small reactor, 4S, for achieving an extremely long core life. The experimental BP is composed of natural gadolinium oxide (Gd2 O3 ) mixed in polyethylene. Three types of BPs are prepared: polyethylene without Gd, polyethylene with Gd/H ratio of 0.015at% and 0.943at%. Reactivity worth of each BP assembly is measured through change in critical water height. Power profile of fuel rods and flux profile are also measured. Analyses are conducted with a Monte-Carlo code, MCNP.

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