WJNST  Vol.3 No.2 A , June 2013
Fukushima Plutonium Effect and Blow-Up Regimes in Neutron-Multiplying Media

It is shown that the capture and fission cross-sections of 238U and 239Pu increase with temperature within 1000 K - 3000 K range, in contrast to those of 235U, 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.

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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.
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