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Request ID25 Status of the request High Priority request
TargetReaction and processIncident EnergySecondary energy or angleTarget uncertaintyCovariance
 96-CM-244 (n,f) SIG  65 keV-6 MeV  See details Y
FieldSubfieldDate Request createdDate Request acceptedOngoing action
 Fission Fast Reactors (ADMAB) 04-APR-08 12-SEP-08 

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Requester: Prof. Massimo SALVATORES at CADARACHE, FR
Email: massimo.salvatores@cea.fr

Project (context): NEA WPEC Subgroup 26

Impact:
Requested accuracy is required to meet target accuracies for keff, peak power and burnup for the Accelerator-Driven Minor Actinides Burner (ADMAB). Details are provided in the OECD/NEA WPEC Subgroup 26 Final Report: "Uncertainty and Target Accuracy Assessment for Innovative Systems Using Recent Covariance Data Evaluations" (Final Draft attached).

Accuracy:
Target accuracies are specified per system and per energy group when they are not met by the BOLNA estimate of the current (initial) uncertainties.

Energy RangeInitial versus target uncertainties (%)
  InitialSFR EFR GFRLFRADMAB
6.07 - 2.23 MeV 31 8 12 3
2.23 - 1.35 MeV 44 8 13 14 3
1.35 - 0.498 MeV 50 5 20 8 6 2
498 - 183 keV 37 12 4
183 - 67.4 keV 48 7

Justification document:
OECD/NEA WPEC Subgroup 26 Final Report: "Uncertainty and Target Accuracy Assessment for Innovative Systems Using Recent Covariance Data Evaluations" (link to WPEC Subgroup 26 Report in PDF format, 6 Mb).

Comment from requester:
SFR: Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor in a TRU burning configuration, i.e., with a Conversion Ratio CR<1
EFR: European Fast Reactor with full recycling of MA and CR~1
GFR: Gas-cooled Fast Reactor also with full recycling of MA
LFR: Lead-cooled Fast Reactor as defined for an IAEA benchmark
ABTR: Advanced Burner Test Reactor Na-cooled core, recently studied within the GNEP initiative
ADMAB: Accelerator-Driven Minor Actinides Burner
PWR: Pressurized Water Reactor

Comments from evaluator/experimentalist:
Experimentally the fission probability of the compound nucleus (245Cm) may be studied in detail through the use of a transfer reaction. The fission cross section for n+244Cm may then be inferred from a theoretical estimate of the compound nucleus formation cross section. Probably, this will be adequate for the EFR and GFR requirements and it could be sufficient for the SFR and LFR, as well.

Comments for achieved accuracy:
See accuracy table above.

Review comment:

Additional file attached: SG26-report.html