New infrastructure for studies of transmutation and fast systems concepts
1 Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Sezione di Genova, V. Dodecaneso, 33 - 16146 Genova ( Italy )
2 Ansaldo Nucleare C. so F.M. Perrone, 25 16152 Genova ( Italy )
3 GeNERG DIME/TEC - University of Genova, V. all'Opera Pia, 15/A - 16145 Genova ( Italy )
4 Centro Fermi – Compendio del Viminale – Piazza del Viminale 1 – 00184 Rome ( Italy )
a Corresponding author: Fabio.Panza@ge.infn.it
Published online: 25 September 2017
In this work we report initial studies on a low power Accelerator-Driven System as a possible experimental facility for the measurement of relevant integral nuclear quantities. In particular, we performed Monte Carlo simulations of minor actinides and fission products irradiation and estimated the fission rate within fission chambers in the reactor core and the reflector, in order to evaluate the transmutation rates and the measurement sensitivity. We also performed a photo-peak analysis of available experimental data from a research reactor, in order to estimate the expected sensitivity of this analysis method on the irradiation of samples in the ADS considered.
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