Izvestiya vuzov. Yadernaya Energetika

The peer-reviewed scientific and technology journal. ISSN: 0204-3327

Operating Experience from Europium Absorbers in the BN-600 Reactor and Perspectives of Their Further Utilization in the Innovation Nuclear Reactors

5/29/2012 2011 - #01 Global safety, reliability and diagnostics of nuclear power installations

Risovany V.D. Zakharov A.V. Klochkov E.P. Maltsev V.V. Karpenko A.I. Ogleznev V.I. Tuchkov A.M. Chernov I.A.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26583/npe.2011.1.13

UDC: 621.039.54

An extensive operating experience from the europium control rods has been accumulated. Research into materials has shown that the BN-600 reactor europium rods have high lifetime characteristics. A set of the studies on utilization of europium radionuclides in the gamma-emitting sources has been conducted. The most promising line is a utilization of double-purpose designs of the control rods with an absorbing kernel in the form of the inserts of the active part of the standard gamma-emitting sources.