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Determination of the Sensitivity of the Antineutrino Probe for Reactor Core Monitoring

Abstract : This paper presents a feasibility study of the use of the detection of reactor-antineutrinos View the MathML source(ν¯e) for non proliferation purpose. To proceed, we have started to study different reactor designs with our simulation tools. We use a package called MCNP Utility for Reactor Evolution (MURE), initially developed by CNRS/IN2P3 labs to study Generation IV reactors. The MURE package has been coupled to fission product beta decay nuclear databases for studying reactor antineutrino emission. This method is the only one able to predict the antineutrino emission from future reactor cores, which don't use the thermal fission of 235U, 239Pu and 241Pu. It is also the only way to include off-equilibrium effects, due to neutron captures and time evolution of the fission product concentrations during a reactor cycle. We will present here the first predictions of antineutrino energy spectra from innovative reactor designs (Generation IV reactors). We will then discuss a summary of our results of non-proliferation scenarios involving the latter reactor designs, taking into account reactor physics constraints.
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S. Cormon, Muriel Fallot, van Minh Bui, A. Cucoanes, Magali Estienne, et al.. Determination of the Sensitivity of the Antineutrino Probe for Reactor Core Monitoring. Nuclear Data Sheets, Elsevier, 2014, 120, pp.141-144. ⟨10.1016/j.nds.2014.07.029⟩. ⟨in2p3-01057796⟩

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