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Base for second Hinkley Point C reactor completed
Concrete pour at the Hinkley Point C2 reactor. Photo: EDF Energy
Workers at the Hinkley Point C nuclear construction project in the United Kingdom have completed the 49,000-ton base for the station’s second reactor, Unit C2, hitting a target date set more than four years ago, according to EDF Energy.
Iskender Atilla Reyhancan, Ayse Durusoy
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 174 | Number 2 | June 2013 | Pages 202-207
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE11-96
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In this study, the activation cross sections were, first, measured for the 144Sm(n,)141mNd reaction at six different neutron energies from 13.57 to 14.83 MeV. The fast neutrons were produced by using a neutron generator, through the 3H(2H,n)4He reaction. The cyclic activation technique was used as the irradiation and counting method. Induced gamma activities were measured using a high-resolution gamma-ray spectrometer equipped with a high-purity germanium detector. In the cross-section measurements, corrections were made regarding the effects of gamma-ray attenuation, dead time, fluctuation of neutron flux, and low-energy neutrons. The measured cross sections were compared with the results of model calculations (TALYS code).