Accession Number:

ADA301950

Title:

Plutonium Cores of Zenith,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

UKAEA ATOMIC ENERGY ESTABLISHMENT WINFRITH (UNITED KINGDOM)

Report Date:

1965-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

87.0

Abstract:

The report describes a series of experiments carried out with plutonium fuel in the heated zero power reactor ZENITH, with the aim of testing current theoretical methods, with particular reference to excess reactivity, temperature coefficients, differential spectrum and reaction rate distributions. Two cores of widely different fissilemoderator atom ratios were loaded in order to test the theory under significantly varied spectrum conditions.

Subject Categories:

  • Fission Reactor Materials
  • Nuclear Fission Reactors (Non-Power)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE