Fukushima Plutonium Effect and Blow-Up Regimes in Neutron-Multiplying Media

Author(s)
V. D. Rusov^{*},
V. A. Tarasov,
V. M. Vaschenko,
E. P. Linnik,
T. N. Zelentsova,
M. E. Beglaryan,
S. A. Chernegenko,
S. I. Kosenko,
P. A. Molchinikolov,
V. P. Smolyar,
E. V. Grechan

Affiliation(s)

Department of Theoretical and Experimental Nuclear Physics, Odessa National Polytechnic University, Odessa, Ukraine.

State Ecological Academy for Postgraduate Education, Kiev, Ukraine.

Department of Theoretical and Experimental Nuclear Physics, Odessa National Polytechnic University, Odessa, Ukraine.

State Ecological Academy for Postgraduate Education, Kiev, Ukraine.

ABSTRACT

It is shown that the capture and fission cross-sections of ^{238}U and ^{239}Pu increase with temperature within 1000 K - 3000 K range, in contrast to those of ^{235}U, that under certain conditions may lead to the so-called blow-up modes, stimulating the anomalous neutron flux and nuclear fuel temperature growth. Some features of the blow-up regimes in neutronmultiplying media are discussed.

Cite this paper

V. Rusov, V. Tarasov, V. Vaschenko, E. Linnik, T. Zelentsova, M. Beglaryan, S. Chernegenko, S. Kosenko, P. Molchinikolov, V. Smolyar and E. Grechan, "Fukushima Plutonium Effect and Blow-Up Regimes in Neutron-Multiplying Media,"*World Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology*, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 9-18. doi: 10.4236/wjnst.2013.32A002.

V. Rusov, V. Tarasov, V. Vaschenko, E. Linnik, T. Zelentsova, M. Beglaryan, S. Chernegenko, S. Kosenko, P. Molchinikolov, V. Smolyar and E. Grechan, "Fukushima Plutonium Effect and Blow-Up Regimes in Neutron-Multiplying Media,"

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