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GEANT4 Studies of the Thorium Fuel Cycle

Bungau, Cristian, Barlow, Roger, Bungau, Adriana and Cywinski, R. (2011) GEANT4 Studies of the Thorium Fuel Cycle. In: PAC 2011 Particle Accelerator Conference Proceedings. PAC'11 OC / IEEE, New York, USA, pp. 2178-2180.

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    Thorium fuel has been proposed as an alternative to uranium
    fuel in nuclear reactors. New GEANT4 developments
    allow the Monte Carlo code to be used for the first time in
    order to simulate the time evolution of the concentration of
    isotopes present in the Thorium fuel cycle. A full study is
    performed in order to optimise the production of Uranium-
    233 starting with “pure” Thorium fuels, leading to levels
    of Uranium-233 which ensure the operation of the nuclear
    reactor in a regime close to criticality.

    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
    Q Science > QC Physics
    Schools: School of Applied Sciences
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2011 15:05
    Last Modified: 10 Jul 2012 14:26


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