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1681-2328 (online)
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1609-1914 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/16812328
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Benchmark on Computer Simulation of MASURCA Critical and Subcritical Experiments

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OECD
Publication Date
20 Oct 2006
Pages
19
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No.:
19,
Volume:
6,
Issue:
5
Pages
1–43
DOI
10.1787/oecd_papers-v6-art19-en

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The efficient and safe management of spent fuel produced during the operation of commercial nuclear power plants is an important issue. In this context, partitioning and transmutation (P&T) of minor actinides and long-lived fission products can play an important role, significantly reducing the burden on geological repositories of nuclear waste and allowing their more effective use. Various systems, including existing reactors, fast reactors and advanced systems have been considered to optimise the transmutation scheme. Recently, many countries have shown interest in accelerator-driven systems (ADS) due to their potential for transmutation of minor actinides. Much R&D work is still required in order to demonstrate their desired capability as a whole system, and the current analysis methods and nuclear data for minor actinide burners are not as well established as those for conventionally-fuelled systems...