Accession Number : AD0605022

Title :   THE EFFECTS OF NEUTRON IRRADIATION ON REACTOR FUEL COMPOSITION AND REACTIVITY.

Descriptive Note : Lecture notes,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Safonov,G.

Report Date : 22 FEB 1956

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Topics include: the transmutation chains of nuclear fuel (approximate chains for reactor work, concentrations of chain nuclei as a function of irradiation); effects of irradiation on reactor reactivity (the concept of a 'design' reactor and 'design' operating conditions, the 'reactiveness' of fuel, examples of 'off-design' reactor operation); remarks on feed costs for U235, U238 burners.

Descriptors :   (*REACTOR FUELS, NEUTRON REACTIONS), (*NEUTRON REACTIONS, REACTOR FUELS), REACTOR REACTIVITY, NUCLEAR REACTIONS, DECAY SCHEMES, REACTOR OPERATION, URANIUM, ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, NUCLEAR REACTORS, COSTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE