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Granholm visits Clinch River Site to show support for SMRs
Energy secretary Jennifer Granholm visited the Clinch River Nuclear Site in Oak Ridge, Tenn., on December 5 to highlight the Biden administration’s support for the Tennessee Valley Authority’s advanced nuclear technology program.
Granholm indicated that the administration is willing to provide funding for the nation’s first commercial small modular reactor at the site. “Excited to see a shovel in the ground, hopefully in a few more years,” she said. “TVA is leading on small modular reactors with this site. Everybody’s looking to TVA to make sure that this can actually happen.”
Zhongliang Lv, Zhong Chen, Zijia Zhao, Dongmei Pan, Lichao Tian, Xiaohu Yang
Nuclear Technology | Volume 208 | Number 11 | November 2022 | Pages 1721-1733
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2022.2061257
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The multibeam concept for the accelerator-driven subcritical reactor (ADS) has advantages in the power distribution of the core, and it could reduce the requirement of proton beam current intensity for each beam. In comparison with the single-beam concept, the multibeam concept could also reduce the thermal load of the beam window significantly. This paper focuses on the study of external source effects for different multibeam concepts for an ADS for nuclear waste transmutation (ADS-NWT). The different multibeam concepts include the three-beam, four-beam, six-beam, and seven-beam concepts for the ADS-NWT. By using the calculation tools FLUKA and SuperMC with the nuclear data library ENDF/B-VII.1, the variations of the keff and total power, as the function of the position of the spallation targets, are provided for each multibeam concept. The results show that the keff and total power were affected by an interference effect between the spallation targets. For the transport of fission neutrons in the core, the maximum radius of the interference effect between the spallation targets was 40 cm. Considering the transport of spallation neutrons in the ADS-NWT, the maximum radius of the interference effect between the spallation targets was 60 cm. The spallation targets were moved from the inner circle to the outer circle of the fuel zone, and the different variations in keff and total power trend for the three-beam, four-beam, six-beam, and seven-beam concepts for the ADS-NWT were obtained.