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Study indicates pilot facility could significantly reduce waste volumes
Waste disposal start-up Deep Isolation and fusion tech company SHINE Technologies have announced the completion of a collaborative study assessing the costs of disposing of radioactive byproducts from a pilot spent nuclear fuel recycling facility.
Akio Yamamoto, Tomohiro Endo
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 193 | Number 9 | September 2019 | Pages 991-997
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2019.1579514
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A new interpretation of the discontinuity factor (DF) for scalar flux, partial current, and angular flux is discussed. Conventionally, the DF is considered as the discontinuous condition of scalar flux, partial current, or angular flux at an interface. In the new interpretation, the DF is considered as the refractive index of materials for partial current or angular flux that conserves odd-parity or odd-moment angular flux at an interface of different materials. It is related to the transmission and reflection of partial current or angular flux at an interface where different materials are adjacent. Using the present interpretation, a fundamental issue of neutron balance (i.e., artificial loss or production of neutrons at an interface due to discontinuous condition), which would appear in the conventional interpretation of DF, can be resolved.