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ORNL researchers employ extraction probe for rapid safeguards analysis
International nuclear safeguards verification relies on a precise count of isotope particles collected on swipes during International Atomic Energy Agency inspections of nuclear facilities and isolated through a series of lengthy chemical separations that can take about 30 days to complete. On October 15, Oak Ridge National Laboratory—a member of the IAEA’s Network of Analytical Laboratories (NWAL)—announced that analytical chemists at the site have developed a faster way to measure isotopic ratios of uranium and plutonium collected on swipes, which could help IAEA analysts detect the presence of undeclared nuclear activities or material.
Li Mao, Igor Zmijarevic, Richard Sanchez
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 188 | Number 1 | October 2017 | Pages 15-32
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2017.1332890
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This paper presents two resonance self-shielding methods recently implemented in APOLLO3Ⓡ for fast reactor calculations: a recently developed method, based on Tone’s method, and the subgroup method. Both methods utilize the so-called mathematical probability tables. Numerical results for a pin cell and for a sodium-cooled fast reactor assembly show that Tone’s method produces precision similar to that of the subgroup method while reducing greatly the CPU time. The results also show that utilization of the approximated multicell model in the calculation of collision probabilities noticeably decreases the CPU time as compared to the direct-integration approach, while keeping equivalent accuracy. Finally, our tests show the improvement in the fast neutron spectrum gained by using an incident-energy-dependent fission spectrum instead of the traditional average fission spectrum.