Derivation and quantitative analysis of the differential self-interrogation Feynman-alpha method

  • J. Anderson
  • L. Pál
  • I. Pázsit
  • D. Chernikova
  • S. Pozzi
Regular Article

Abstract

A stochastic theory for a branching process in a neutron population with two energy levels is used to assess the applicability of the differential self-interrogation Feynman-alpha method by numerically estimated reaction intensities from Monte Carlo simulations. More specifically, the variance to mean or Feynman-alpha formula is applied to investigate the appearing exponentials using the numerically obtained reaction intensities.

Keywords

Fast Neutron Fuel Assembly Stochastic Theory Thermal Particle Spend Fuel Assembly 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Anderson
    • 1
  • L. Pál
    • 2
  • I. Pázsit
    • 1
    • 3
  • D. Chernikova
    • 1
  • S. Pozzi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear EngineeringChalmers University of TechnologyGöteborgSweden
  2. 2.KFKI Atomic Energy Research InstituteBudapest 114Hungary
  3. 3.Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological SciencesUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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