Accession Number : AD0605084

Title :   RESONANCE ESCAPE PROBABILITY IN NATURAL URANIUM AND H2O - D2O MIXTURES,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Safonov,George

Report Date : 30 AUG 1956

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : RAND was engaged in a rather broad theoretical survey of homogeneous water-uranium reactors. The aim was to explore the critical nuclear parameters of simple oneregion systems consisting of all those mixtures of the four ingredients, U235, U238, H2O and D2O, which may sustain a chain reaction. The end product was to be a series of maps which show the relative characteristics of the spectrum of water-uranium systems. This article describes part of the program. The calculational scheme employed, a review of rationalizations made, and some resonance escape results for mixtures of natural uranium and water with varying amounts of light and heavy components are given.

Descriptors :   (*REACTOR MATERIALS, RESONANCE ESCAPE PROBABILITY), (*RESONANCE ESCAPE PROBABILITY, REACTOR MATERIALS), URANIUM, WATER, HEAVY WATER, MIXTURES, REACTOR MODERATORS, DEUTERIUM

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE