By J. Walker, D. R. Weaver (auth.), Ernest J. Henley, Jeffery Lewins, Martin Becker (eds.)
The current quantity in our annual evaluation sequence reports a variety of advancements, giving a vast interpretation to the "technology" of our identify. beginning before everything, technological know-how, we've got the evaluate of simple nuclear physics info of Walker and Weaver for reactor kinetics, really, there fore, not on time neutron information. within the look for greater and higher accuracy, it truly is being learned that this consists of the nearest scrutiny of primary info, given to us right here from the Birmingham college. linked to this evaluate of information is the evaluation from Italy through Professor Pacilio and his co employees of the idea of reactor kinetics within the stochastic shape, and a worthwhile compilation of the speculation underlying a variety of useful ideas. Tending extra to know-how come the papers by means of Jervis, reviewing the appliance of electronic desktops to the keep watch over of enormous nuclear strength stations as built in either the uk and Canada, Pickman's assessment of the layout of fuels for heavy water reactors, and the account through Ishi kawa and Inabe of the recent jap study Reactor application, itself in the beginning directed principally to gasoline aspect reviews. The stability of the quantity is made of extra philoso phical contributions to the practicalities of nuclear power.
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A second feature of the charge distribution that is still not well known for all nuclides is the odd-even effect. This is the observation that those nuclides in a particular isobar with an even number of protons have an enhanced yield relative to those with an odd number. The effect can be quite marked; for thermal fission of 233U and 235U, Arniel and Feldstein (54) give an enhancement for even proton numbers of 22 ± 7% over the average distribution for both even and odd, but only 8 ± 4% in the fast fission of 235U.
Compilation of Fission Product Yields," General Electric Company, Vallecitos Nuclear Center Report NEDO-12154-1, January, 1974. 48. , N'Guyen Van Dat, Noel, J. P. , Proceedings of the Symposium on Applications of Nuclear Data in Science and Technology, Paris, IAEA-SM-170/63, Vol. l' pp 477-503, March, 1973. 52 J. WALKER AND D. R. WEAVER 49. , and Eder, O. , Proceedings of the Symposium on Applications of Nuclear Data in Science and Technology, Paris, lAEA-SM-170/l3, Vol. l, pp 505-551, 1973.
3"/. ± 1. ± 11. ± 1. ± 11. ± 11. 0% NUCLEAR PHYSICS DATA FOR REACTOR KINETICS 31 the properties of 25 delayed-neutron precursors are sufficiently well known to account for about 87% of the delayedneutrons from 235U• However, bearing in mind that some spatial or neutronic/hydraulic kinetics calculations still approximate with only one delayed-neutron group (Buckner and Stewart (136); Hendricks and Henry (137» for computational economy, it seems very likely that the six-group formalism will continue to be of value for some time.
Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology: Volume 11 by J. Walker, D. R. Weaver (auth.), Ernest J. Henley, Jeffery Lewins, Martin Becker (eds.)