Open Access
ND 2007
Article Number 209
Number of page(s) 4
Section Benchmarking for fission applications
Published online 17 June 2008
International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology 2007
DOI: 10.1051/ndata:07271

Reactivity worth measurements with CALIBAN and SILENE experimental reactors

P. Casoli and N. Authier

CEA, Centre d'Études de Valduc, 21120 Is-sur-Tille, France

Published online: 21 May 2008

Reactivity worth measurements of material samples put in the central cavities of nuclear reactors allow to test cross section nuclear databases or to extract information about the critical masses of fissile elements. Such experiments have already been completed on the CALIBAN and SILENE experimental reactors operated by the Criticality and Neutronics Research Laboratory of Valduc (CEA, France), using the perturbation measurement technique. Calculations have been performed to prepare future experiments on new materials.

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