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Newest Russian icebreaker ready to hit the ice
The Arktika, Russia’s latest nuclear-powered icebreaker, sailed from the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg last week, bound for the Murmansk seaport. The voyage is scheduled to take approximately two weeks, during which time the vessel will be tested “in ice conditions,” according to Rosatom, Russia’s state-owned atomic energy corporation.
Cheol Ho Pyeon, Atsushi Fujimoto, Takanori Sugawara, Hiroki Iwamoto, Kenji Nishihara, Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Ken Nakajima, Kazufumi Tsujimoto
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 185 | Number 3 | March 2017 | Pages 460-472
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2016.1272976
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Sensitivity and uncertainty analyses of lead (Pb) isotope cross sections are conducted with the use of sample reactivity experiments at the Kyoto University Critical Assembly (KUCA). With the combined use of the SRAC2006 and MARBLE code systems, attempts are made to precisely examine the contributions of the reactions and energy regions of Pb isotope cross sections to reactivity based on the covariance data of JENDL-4.0.Moreover, the effect of decreasing uncertainty is discussed in terms of the accuracy of sample reactivity by applying the cross-section adjustment method to the uncertainty analyses. From the results of the sensitivity and uncertainty analyses, the reliability of Pb isotope cross sections, such as the Pb isotope covariance data of JENDL-4.0, is compared with the JENDL-3.3, ENDF/B-VII.0, and JEFF-3.1 libraries. Additionally, the numerical results reveal the applicability of the sensitivity and uncertainty analyses to the thermal neutron spectrum cores, such as the KUCA core, and demonstrate the improvement in the calculation results generated by the cross-section adjustment.