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Negative-Reactivity Measurements

William S. Hogan

Nuclear Science and Engineering / Volume 8 / Number 6 / Pages 518-522

December 1960

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Negative-reactivity measurements are frequently made by the rod-drop and source-jerk techniques. Analysis of the data from such experiments by the usual methods requires measurement of the flux-time curve during a transient. Two alternative methods of obtaining negative reactivities are presented here. Neither of these methods requires measurement of a flux transient. Experimental results using these methods are given.

 
 
 
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