Atomic Energy

, Volume 125, Issue 6, pp 384–390 | Cite as

Gas Transport of Fission Products from a Target Near the Core of a High-Flux Reactor

  • D. Simonovski
  • Yu. N. Novikov
  • Yu. I. Gusev
  • S. V. Chenmarev

The method of gas transport of fission products from a target chamber positioned near the core of a research reactor to the measurement apparatus located outside the physical protection is studied. The aim was to optimize this method for the PIK high-flux reactor, which is in the start-up stage. The obtained parameters – efficiency of product collection from the target, rate of transport of the gas jet, optimal characteristics of a capillary system, and others – can be helpful for developing systems for real-time production of short-lived nuclides in high-flux reactors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Simonovski
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yu. N. Novikov
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yu. I. Gusev
    • 2
  • S. V. Chenmarev
    • 2
  1. 1.St. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Konstantinov Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI)National Research Center Kurchatov InstituteGatchinaRussia

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