Nuclear reactor physics by Weston M Stacey

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Duderstadt and L. G. Hamilton, Nuclear Reactor Analysis, Wiley, New York (1976), Chap. 2. 13 H. C. Honeck, ENDF/B: Specifications for an Evaluated Data File for Reactor Applications, USAEC report BNL-50066, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY (1966). 14 I. , Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA (1963). 15 L. J. , ANL-5800, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL (1963). 1. Demonstrate that the speeds of the neutron and nucleus in the CM system do not change in an elastic scattering event by using conservation of momentum and kinetic energy.

25 × 10−13 A1/3 centimeters is the nuclear radius, and λ0 is the reduced neutron wavelength. 11) The elastic scattering cross sections for a number of nuclides of interest in nuclear reactors are shown in Figs. 26. In general, the elastic scattering cross section is almost constant in energy below the neutron energies corresponding to the excited states of the compound nucleus. The destructive interference effects just below the resonance energy are very evident in Fig. 26. The energy dependence of the carbon scattering cross section is extended to very low neutron energies in Fig.

15 16 1 Neutron Nuclear Reactions Fig. 16 Radiative capture cross section for 239 Pu94 . ) Fig. 17 Radiative capture cross section for 238 U92 . 2 Neutron Capture Fig. 18 Radiative capture cross section for 240 Pu94 . ) Fig. 19 Radiative capture cross section for 56 Fe26 . ) 17 18 1 Neutron Nuclear Reactions Fig. 20 Radiative capture cross section for 23 Na11 . ) Fig. 21 Radiative capture cross section for 1 H1 . 2 Neutron Capture fission resonance cross section can be represented by a similar expression with the fission width f , defined such that f / is the probability that the compound nucleus, once formed, will decay by fission.

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