Accession Number:

AD0720702

Title:

Temperature Dependence of Thermal Diffusion Length for Plutonium-Beryllium Neutrons in Borated Water.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

The temperature dependence of diffusion length for PU-BE neutrons in distilled water poisoned with boric acid was studied using concentrations of 1.0, 8.0, 16.0, and 30.0 grams per liter. Runs at each concentration were made at temperatures of 95, 131, and 167F. The trend of temperature dependence was clearly established. A theoretical temperature dependence of kappa squared, where kappa1L is proposed using a Maxwellian distribution. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fission Reactor Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE