COMPARISON OF SOME EIGENVALUES IN REACTOR THEORY.

Y. Ronen*, D. Shvarts, J. J. Wagschal

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Abstract

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.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)97-101
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Science and Engineering
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1976

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