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The blossoming of cooperation between the U.S. and Canada
The United States and Canadian nuclear industries used to be an example of how two independent teams of engineers facing an identical problem—making electricity from uranium—could come up with completely different answers. In the 1950s, Canada began designing a reactor with tubes, heavy water, and natural uranium, while in the U.S. it was big pots of light water and enriched uranium.
But 80 years later, there is a remarkable convergence. The North American push for a new generation of nuclear reactors, mostly small modular reactors (SMRs), is becoming binational, with U.S. and Canadian companies seeking markets and regulatory certification on both sides of the border and in many cases sourcing key components in the other country.
Young-Sik Cho, Young-Ouk Lee
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 177 | Number 1 | May 2014 | Pages 90-96
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.13182/NSE12-96
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Recent evaluations of neutron cross-section covariances in the resolved resonance region reveal the need for further research in this area. Major issues include declining uncertainties in multigroup representations and the proper treatment of scattering radius uncertainty. To address these issues, the present work develops a formalism and computer code based on a multilevel Breit-Wigner formula, extending the previous work based on the kernel approximation, using resonance parameter uncertainties from the Atlas of Neutron Resonances. Analytical expressions derived for average cross-section uncertainties in the arbitrary energy bin along with their sensitivities provide a fundamental tool for determining the cross-section uncertainties. The role of resonance-resonance and resonance-potential scattering correlations is studied. As a test case, we apply this approach to estimate (n,γ) and (n,el) covariances for the structural material 55Mn and compare the results with those from the previous kernel approximation.