Validation of Neutron Evaluated Data Based on The Experimental Reactivity Worth of Tungsten Target in CiADS
Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
2 Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, 5232, Switzerland
3 China Institute of Atomic Energy, China National Nuclear Corporation, Beijing, 102413, China
Published online: 20 January 2020
Measurement of a cylindrical tungsten target reactivity worth has been performed on the light water zero-power reactor of VENUS-II at China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE) in order to verify the neutron evaluated data related to the engineering design of Chinese initiative Accelerator Driven Systems (CiADS). The reactivity worth of the tungsten target was measured and processed as -1.234±0.114mk by a period method. The experimental result was compared with the simulation ones calculated by MCNP with five different libraries, i.e., ENDF/B-VII.0, ENDF/B-VII.1, JENDL-4.0, CENDL-3.1 and JEFF-3.2. By comparing the results of experiment and simulation, the simulated results from ENDF/B-VII.0, JENDL-4.0 and JEFF-3.2 are higher than the experimental result, however that from CENDL-3.1 is lower. The result from ENDF/B-VII.1 library shows better agreement with the experiment one and the relative deviation is less than 2%. Through the analysis of the differences of the results, non-tungsten elements cross sections in the ENDF/B-VII.1 mainly affect the tungsten radiation capture and elastic scattering reaction rates in the energy range of 10-9-10-7 MeV, which results in a better simulated tungsten target reactivity worth value. Therefore, it is recommended that the tungsten target reactivity worth should be calculated with the ENDF/B-VII.1.
Key words: Tungsten target reactivity worth / nuclear data library / MCNP / VENUS-II / period method
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