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U.S. reactor technologies to be featured at IAEA conference
A virtual side event at the 64th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency will spotlight U.S. reactor technologies. The free event, US Reactor Technologies: Flexible Energy Security for Real-World Challenges, will be held this Thursday, September 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (EDT).
The event will highlight the capabilities of small modular reactors and other innovative reactors for addressing countries’ current needs. It will also examine anticipated challenges in the future, as well as underscore the need to act now.
The event is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy. Advanced registration is required.
Yasuhiro Minamigawa, Evans D. Kitcher, Sunil S. Chirayath
Nuclear Technology | Volume 206 | Number 1 | January 2020 | Pages 73-81
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2019.1624429
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The Monte Carlo N-Particle (MCNP6) radiation transport code is widely used to perform material transmutation and depletion calculations using the embedded module CINDER90. CINDER90 is capable of obtaining fission product and transuranic nuclide concentrations with a high level of accuracy in irradiated nuclear fuel. This information is very useful for many nuclear applications including reactor design and analysis, nuclear safeguards, nuclear security, and nuclear forensics, to name a few. However, at present the MCNP6 code does not estimate the overall statistical uncertainty in the nuclide concentrations reported at the end of a depletion calculation. We report our approach using a random sampling method to estimate stochastic uncertainty in fission product nuclide concentration using various parameters reported in MCNP6 output and how these uncertainties are affected by the calculation parameters.