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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.
Douglas E. Peplow, Kaushik Banerjee, Gregory G. Davidson, Ian R. Stewart, Mathew W. Swinney, Jackson N. Wagner
Nuclear Technology | Volume 206 | Number 1 | January 2020 | Pages 107-125
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2019.1625663
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
Simulations of neutron and photon transport using the Shift Monte Carlo radiation transport code are compared with experimental measurements and their corresponding benchmark simulations from several sets of experiments. Overall, Shift results match the calculations made by the benchmark teams quite well and match the measured values, which typically have large uncertainties, fairly well. A variety of attenuation/scattering problems are examined, as well as a streaming problem and a skyshine problem.