The neutron multiplication factor k-eff is a key quantity to characterize subcritical neutron multiplying devices and for understanting their physical behaviour, being related to the fundamental eigenvalue of Boltzmann transport equation. Both the maximum available power-and all quantities related to it, like, e.g. the effectiveness in burning nuclear wastes-as well as reactor kinetics and dynamics depend on k-eff. Nevertheless , k e f f is not directly measurable and its determination results from the solution of an inverse problem: minimizing model dependence of the solution for k-eff then becomes a critical issue, relevant both for practical and theoretical reasons.
|Titolo:||A useful observable for estimating keff in fast subcritical systems|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||04.01 - Contributo in atti di convegno|