Izvestiya vuzov. Yadernaya Energetika

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Investigation of the BN-350 Fast Rreactor Fuel Performance

9/25/2023 2023 - #03 Letters ti the editorial office

Khomyakov Yu.S. Zabrodskaia S.V. Semenov M.Yu.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26583/npe.2023.3.13

UDC: 621.039.51

This paper presents the review of the experimental activities to investigate transmutation changes in different types of fuel and actinide samples in conditions of neutron irradiation in the BN-350 fast reactor. These experiments are of interest for justifying the transition to a closed nuclear fuel cycle. The paper describes the experimental methodology of needle detectors in the FA space between fuel elements, an integrated gravichemical methodology for investigating the nuclide composition in irradiated samples, and experimental programs for investigation of uranium, mixed uranium-plutonium and thorium fuel, as well as for transmutation of minor actinides. Generalized results are presented from comparing calculated and experimental data on the nuclide composition and the average neutron cross-section in different spectra of the BN-350 zones.


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Link for citing the article: Khomyakov Yu.S., Zabrodskaia S.V., Semenov M.Yu. Investigation of the BN-350 Fast Rreactor Fuel Performance. Izvestiya vuzov. Yadernaya Energetika. 2023, no. 3, pp. 146-152; DOI: https://doi.org/10.26583/npe.2023.3.13 (in Russian).