In this work, we study the features of the spatial kinetics of installation as a hybrid thorium reactor with an elongated plasma neutron source based on a magnetic trap. The active zone of the installation under study consists of an assembly of hexagonal fuel blocks of a unified design and a long solenoid with a high-temperature plasma column passing through the axial region of the core. Combining engineering expertise in creating nuclear reactors with a physics-technical potential for obtaining high-temperature plasma in a long magnetic trap we ensure the solution of the multidisciplinary problem posed. These studies are of undoubted practical interest, since they are necessary to substantiate the safety of operation of such hybrid systems. The research results will allow optimizing the active zone of the hybrid system with leveling the resulting offset radial and axial energy release distributions. Results of our study will be the basis for the development of new and improvement of existing methods of criticality control in related systems such as “pulsed neutron source - subcritical fuel assembly .
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Jan 2021|
|Event||14th International Forum on Strategic Technology, IFOST 2019 - Tomsk, Russian Federation|
Duration: 14 Oct 2019 → 17 Oct 2019
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)