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Description: A team of nuclear engineers and computer scientists at Argonne National Laboratory are developing the neutron transport code UNIC, which enables researchers for the first time to obtain a highly detailed description of a nuclear reactor core. This image is an elevation plot of the highest energy neutron flux distributions from an axial slice of a nuclear reactor core is shown superimposed over the same slice of the underlying geometry. This figure shows the rapid spatial variation in the high energy neutron distribution between within each plate along with the more slowly varying, global distribution. The figure is significant since UNIC allows researchers to capture both of these effects simultaneously.
Keywords: modelling • reactor • core • UNIC • neutron flux • energy distribution
Categories: Science approaches > Modelling & simulation
Applications > Energy > Nuclear energy
Created by: Argonne National Laboratory
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Date created: 06 January 2010
Date added: 03 February 2011
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Resource ID: 3391