Advanced Experimental Reactor Physics
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17PERF  KZ  4  1P+3L  Czech 
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 Department of Nuclear Reactors
 Synopsis:

The course is focused on advanced experimental methods used in determination of neutronphysical and operational parameters of nuclear reactors. Attention is paid mainly to methods focused on determination of microscopic theory parameters, determination of reactor power, measurement of reactivity in deep subcritical states, determination of reactor kinetic parameters, determination of reactor transfer function and study of Cherenkov radiation in nuclear reactor. Lectures devote to the theoretical basis for methods of measurement of microscopic theory parameters, determination of reactor power at low or zero power reactors, application of noise analysis and pulsed neutron source methods, measurement of transfer function and detection of Cherenkov radiation in nuclear reactor. The lectures are complemented by the laboratory exercises at the VR1 training reactor to show the students the practical application of the mentioned methods at the real nuclear facility.
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 Syllabus of lectures:

1.Methods for determination of microscopic theory parameters
2.Methods for determination of reactor power
3.Noise analysis methods
4.Pulsed neutron source methods
5.Reactor transfer function and its determination
6.Cherenkov radiation in nuclear reactor
 Syllabus of tutorials:

1.Determination of selected components of the fourfactor formula at the VR1 reactor
2.Determination of the absolute VR1 reactor power
3.Application of noise analysis method for determination of VR1 reactor kinetics parameters
4.Measurement of reactivity in deep subcritical states of the VR1 reactor by pulsed neutron source method
5.Measurement of the VR1 reactor transfer function
6.Detection of Cherenkov radiation at the VR1 reactor
7.Presentation of exercises results
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Key references:
[1]Rataj J., Bílý T., Frýbort J., Heraltová L., Huml O., Kropík M., Sklenka Ľ.: Reactor Physics Course at VR1 Reactor, ČVUT, Prague, 2014, ISBN: 9788001055014
[2]Misawa T., Unesaki H., Peyon Ch.: Nuclear Physics Experiments, Kyoto University Press, 2010, ISBN: 978487698951
[3]Lamarsh J.R., Baratta A.J.: Introduction to Nuclear Engineering. London: Pearson, 2017. ISBN 9780134570051
Recommended references:
[4]Knoll G. F.: Radiation Detection and Measurement. 4th ed., New York: Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2012, 860 s. ISBN 9781118026915
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