Improvement of neutronic performance of a catalyzed (D,D) driven hybrid reactor using various moderators and coolants materials


Unalan S. , Yapici H. , Ozceyhan V. , çürüttü i.

ARABIAN JOURNAL FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, vol.23, pp.35-46, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Title of Journal : ARABIAN JOURNAL FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
  • Page Numbers: pp.35-46

Abstract

In this study, improvement of neutronic performance by means of various coolants/ moderators (Be, Pb, C, BeF2, H2O, Li2BeF4, and D2O) inserted between the fusion plasma chamber and the fissile zone of a catalyzed (D,D) driven hybrid reactor was investigated. The fissile zone is considered to be cooled with gas coolants (He, CO2, and air). The neutronic calculations were carried out for different thickness of the coolant/moderator zone (DR). In addition; in order to compare with coolant/moderator zone, the calculations were also repeated for the zone without coolant/moderator.