Neutron data field in a fission reactor core with fusion neutron source at pulse-periodic operation

I. V. Shamanin, V. M. Shmakov, D. G. Modestov, S. V. Bedenko, S. D. Polozkov, V. V. Prikhodko, A. V. Arzhannikov

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Results are presented on the distinctive features of the energy release dynamics in the hybrid thorium reactor operating in combination with the neutron source based on the extended magnetic mirror trap. In the reactor core configuration under study, the high-Temperature plasma column is formed in a pulse-periodic mode. At a certain duty cycle (pulse ratio) of the plasma column formation, it can be expected that the fission "wave"will be formed diverging from the axial region of the system and propagating in the radial direction in the fuel assembly (blanket). Under such conditions, in order to correct the resulting offset of the energy release distribution, it is necessary to optimize the fuel composition of the assembly in order to obtain the most appropriate radial distributions of physical parameters. The studies are carried out on the basis of the full-scale model of the reactor core, in which the axial region is modified: The extended magnetic mirror trap operating as a source of fusion neutrons is installed in the reactor core axial region.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012007
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2020
Event47th Zvenigorod International Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, ICPAF 2020 - Zvenigorod, Moscow Region, Russian Federation
Duration: 16 Mar 202020 Mar 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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