Impact of the cross section library on 93mNb activity in VVER-1000 reactor dosimetry
SKODA JS a.s.
P.Haroková is with Škoda JS a.s., Calculation Department, Orlík 266/15, 316 00 Plzeň, Czech Republic (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
M.Lovecký is with Škoda JS a.s., Calculation Department, Orlík 266/15, 316 00 Plzeň, Czech Republic (e-mail: email@example.com)
Published online: 20 January 2020
One of the objectives of reactor dosimetry is determination of activity of irradiated dosimeters, which are placed on reactor pressure vessel surface, and calculation of neutron flux in their position. The uncertainty of calculation depends mainly on the choice of nuclear data library, especially cross section used for neutron transport and cross section used as the response function for neutron activation. Nowadays, number of libraries already exists and can be still used in some applications. In addition, new nuclear data library was recently released. In this paper, we have investigated the impact of the cross section libraries on activity of niobium, one of the popular materials used as neutron fluence monitor. For this purpose, a MCNP6 model of VVER-1000 was made and we have compared the results between 14 commonly used cross section libraries. A possibility of using IRDFF library in activation calculations was also considered. The results show good agreement between the new libraries, with the exception of the most recent ENDF/B-VIII.0, which should be further validated.
Key words: Cross-section libraries / MCNP / 93mNb / Reactor dosimetry / VVER-1000
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