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India’s newest nuclear reactor connects to grid
Unit 4 at Kakrapar nuclear power plant was connected to the grid on February 20, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL) has announced. The 700-MWe pressurized heavy water reactor achieved first criticality on December 17, 2023.
M. J. Rapp, D. P. Barry, G. Leinweber, R. C. Block, B. E. Epping, T. H. Trumbull, Y. Danon
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 193 | Number 8 | August 2019 | Pages 903-915
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2019.1570750
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The electron linear accelerator housed in the Gaerttner Linear Accelerator Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was used to generate a pulsed neutron source to measure the neutron total cross section of tantalum, titanium, and zirconium from 0.4 to 25 MeV. Neutron transmission measurements were made using the time-of-flight method with neutron flight paths of approximately 100 and 250 m. The long flight paths combined with narrow neutron pulse widths, fast detector responses, fast electronics, and data collection system provide good energy resolution for the measurements. A high signal-to-background ratio through much of the energy range combined with low statistical errors resulted in low uncertainties on cross sections.
The results are presented and compared with the major nuclear data evaluations. Each measurement identifies regions where the neutron total cross sections could be reevaluated. The total cross-section measurements presented here can help nuclear data evaluators improve neutron total cross-section data in future evaluations.