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A Neutronic Program for Critical and Nonequilibrium Study of Mobile Fuel Reactors: The Cinsf1D Code

David Lecarpentier, Vincent Carpentier

Nuclear Science and Engineering / Volume 143 / Number 1 / Pages 33-46

January 2003


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Molten salt reactors (MSRs) have the distinction of having a liquid fuel that is also the coolant. The transport of delayed-neutron precursors by the fuel modifies the precursors' equation. As a consequence, it is necessary to adapt the methods currently used for solid fuel reactors to achieve critical or kinetics calculations for an MSR. A program is presented for which this adaptation has been carried out within the framework of the two-energy-group diffusion theory with one dimension of space. This program has been called Cinsf1D (Cinétique pour réacteur à sels fondus 1D).

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