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Benchmark Experiments at VNIITF Test Facilities for Verification of Nuclear Data Libraries

A. P. Vasiliev, Yu. A. Sokolov, V. A. Terekhin, Yu. I. Chernukhin, A. V. Lukin, A. I. Saukov, B. I. Sukhanov, A. M. Ryabinin

Nuclear Science and Engineering / Volume 145 / Number 2 / October 2003 / Pages 188-195

Technical Paper

The paper describes test facilities used by the Russian Federal Nuclear Center, All-Russian Institute of Technical Physics (VNIITF) to perform benchmark experiments essential for the verification of nuclear data libraries. The key experiments discussed in the paper include critical mass measurements; the investigation of reaction rate distribution in critical and subcritical systems, in particular those with a 14-MeV neutron source; and studies on the spectra of neutrons and gamma quanta emitted from spheres and reflected by hemispheres with a central pulse source of 14-MeV neutrons. New experiments are proposed with a view to revising nuclear data essential for new nuclear developments.

 
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