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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.
R. Crasta, S. Ganesh, H. Naik, A. Goswami, S. V. Suryanarayana, S. C. Sharma, P. V. Bhagwat, B. S. Shivashankar, V. K. Mulik, P. M. Prajapati
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 178 | Number 1 | September 2014 | Pages 66-75
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.13182/NSE11-90
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The (n,γ) and (n,2n) capture cross sections of 238U have been measured at neutron energies of 8.04 ± 0.30 and 11.90 ± 0.35 MeV from the 7Li(p,n) reaction using an activation and off-line gamma-ray spectrometric technique. The experimentally determined 238U(n,γ) and 238U(n,2n) reaction cross sections were compared with the evaluated data of ENDF/B-VII.0, JENDL-4.0, JEFF-3.1/A, and CENDL-3.1. The experimental values were found to be in agreement with the evaluated value based on ENDF/B-VII.0, JENDL-4.0, and JEFF-3.1/A but not with CENDL-3.1. The present measurement has been compared with literature data in a wide range of neutron energies. The 238U(n,γ)239U and 238U(n,2n)237U reaction cross sections were also calculated theoretically using the TALYS 1.4 computer code and compared with the experimental data.