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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.
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 183 | Number 1 | May 2016 | Pages 143-148
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The continuous neutron spectrum from the t→d+n breakup reaction can best be extracted in the 3H(p,n)3He and 4He(t,n)6Li reactions because of minimum neutron background in both cases. Only for the latter reaction are neutron background spectra also available. These data were measured at 11.88-MeV triton energy at eight angles between 0 and 120 deg. As a test for the validity of the procedure, angle-dependent differential cross sections of 4He(t,n)6Li were extracted and converted to 6Li(n,t)4He at En = 2.32 MeV by detailed balance calculation thus contributing to the R-matrix analysis of the 7Li system. The double-differential and neutron energy integrated cross sections at that energy are given as well as those for the triton breakup of the time-reversed reaction.