Authors & Affiliations

Boev A.V., Belozerova A.R., Zhemkov I.Yu., Ishunina O.V., Naboyshchikov Yu.V., Pavlov V.V., Chernysheva T.I.
Joint Stock Company “State Scientific Center — Research Institute of Atomic Reactors”, Dimitrovgrad, Russia

Boev A.V. – Junior Researcher, Joint Stock Company “State Scientific Center — Research Institute of Atomic Reactors”.
Belozerova A.R. – Senior Researcher, Cand. (Phys.-Math.) Sci., Joint Stock Company “State Scientific Center — Research Institute of Atomic Reactors”.
Zhemkov I.Yu. – Expert-Head of laboratory, Proffessor, Joint Stock Company “State Scientific Center — Research Institute of Atomic Reactors”.
Ishunina O.V. – Senior Researcher, Joint Stock Company “State Scientific Center — Research Institute of Atomic Reactors”.
Naboyshchikov Yu.V. – Senior Researcher, Joint Stock Company “State Scientific Center — Research Institute of Atomic Reactors”. Contacts: 9, Zapadnoye Shosse, Dimitrovgrad, Ulyanovsk region, 433510. Tel.: +7(84235) 7-98-41, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Pavlov V.V. – Lead Engineer, Joint Stock Company “State Scientific Center — Research Institute of Atomic Reactors”.
Chernysheva T.I. – Lead Engineer, Joint Stock Company “State Scientific Center — Research Institute of Atomic Reactors”.

Abstract

The BOR-60 reactor is actively used for conducting irradiation experiments in support of nuclear re-actors both under operation, construction and design. Most of these experiments are conducted in the reactor core using various types of irradiation rigs. However, in recent years there has been keen in-terest in conducting reactor tests in the BOR-60 blanket. This is associated with several factors: the availability of blanket cells, weak influence on the reactor neutronic characteristics and safety, wide range of irradiation conditions (temperature, neutron flux density, damage doses, neutron spectrum), and cost of irradiation.
The experience in BOR-60 blanket computational and experimental studies showed an ill agree-ment between the calculated and experimental neutronic characteristics. In addition to no orientation of the samples under study relative to the core center, there is a significant radial non-uniformity in the neutronic characteristics distribution in the BOR-60 blanket that limits its application for experimental studies. Therefore, detailed computational and experimental studies of the spatial-energy distribution of neutrons in the BOR-60 steel blanket is an important and urgent task.

Keywords
BOR-60 reactor, blanket, neutron fluence, irradiation rig

Article Text (PDF, in Russian)

References

UDC 621.039.51

Problems of Atomic Science and Technology. Series: Nuclear and Reactor Constants", 2019, issue 2, 2:21