J. Phys. IV France 09 (1999) Pr7-57-Pr7-72
Physical aspects of neutron production and related nuclear dataS. Leray
DSM/DAPNIA/SPhN, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette cedex, France
Accelerator Driven Systems are innovative options in the field of nuclear fission energy, based on the use of neutrons produced in a spallation target to feed a sub-critical reactor. The nuclear physics reactions involved in these systems are described and it is shown that specific new nuclear data are needed, especially for the optimisation of the target-blanket assembly. Recent experimental programs raised by the recent interest in accelerator-driven systems are presented.
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