RESONANCE ESCAPE PROBABILITY IN NATURAL URANIUM AND H2O - D2O MIXTURES,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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RAND was engaged in a rather broad theoretical survey of homogeneous water-uranium reactors. The aim was to explore the critical nuclear parameters of simple oneregion systems consisting of all those mixtures of the four ingredients, U235, U238, H2O and D2O, which may sustain a chain reaction. The end product was to be a series of maps which show the relative characteristics of the spectrum of water-uranium systems. This article describes part of the program. The calculational scheme employed, a review of rationalizations made, and some resonance escape results for mixtures of natural uranium and water with varying amounts of light and heavy components are given.