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India’s newest nuclear reactor connects to grid
Unit 4 at Kakrapar nuclear power plant was connected to the grid on February 20, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL) has announced. The 700-MWe pressurized heavy water reactor achieved first criticality on December 17, 2023.
Jyoti Pandey, Bhawna Pandey, H. M. Agrawal, P. V. Subhash, S. Vala, Akhil Sai Aiyyala, Rajnikant Makwana, S. V. Suryanarayana
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 73 | Number 4 | May 2018 | Pages 545-551
Technical Note | doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1397485
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
For fusion application, there is a high demand for nuclear data for long-lived radionuclides produced in a neutron environment. Cobolt-60 (t1/2 = 5.3 years) is one of the radionuclides produced in a large amount inside the fusion reactor via different pathways. In this context, the excitation function of 60Co(n, p) and 60Co(n, α) reaction from threshold to 20 MeV has been calculated using TALYS-1.6 in the framework of the Hauser Feshbach statistical model along with preequilibrium effects. Outgoing (proton and alpha) particle energy spectra (dσ/dEp, dσ/dEα) and double-differential cross section (d2σ/dE dΩ) has also been estimated at 14 MeV incident neutron energy. Optimized input parameters used during the model calculation were determined by fitting the (n, p) and (n, α) cross sections to the experimental data for the adjacent stable nuclide 59Co. The activation analysis has also been carried out for 1 kg of stainless steel (SS316) using FISPACT-2007.