TY - JOUR

T1 - COMPARISON OF SOME EIGENVALUES IN REACTOR THEORY.

AU - Ronen, Y.

AU - Shvarts, D.

AU - Wagschal, J. J.

PY - 1976

Y1 - 1976

N2 - A comparison of the limitations of the eigenvalues for the effective neutron multiplication factor per neutron generation, k, the multiplication factor per collision, gamma , and the fundamental multiplication rate, a, is presented as they concern the neutron spectrum and the spectral properties of the integral transport operators. Numerical examples of analyses of fast-neutron plutonium systems are given. Advantages of the rarely used gamma eigenvalue are discussed, leading to the main conclusion of this presentation that it should be used more often.

AB - A comparison of the limitations of the eigenvalues for the effective neutron multiplication factor per neutron generation, k, the multiplication factor per collision, gamma , and the fundamental multiplication rate, a, is presented as they concern the neutron spectrum and the spectral properties of the integral transport operators. Numerical examples of analyses of fast-neutron plutonium systems are given. Advantages of the rarely used gamma eigenvalue are discussed, leading to the main conclusion of this presentation that it should be used more often.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0016952257&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.13182/NSE76-A26862

DO - 10.13182/NSE76-A26862

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0016952257

SN - 0029-5639

VL - 60

SP - 97

EP - 101

JO - Nuclear Science and Engineering

JF - Nuclear Science and Engineering

IS - 1

ER -