NEUTRONIC ANALYSIS ON IRRADIATION OF THE LEU ELECTROPLATING TARGET IN THE RSG-GAS REACTOR FOR PRODUCTION OF 99MO RADIONUCLIDE

Surian Pinem, Tagor Malem Sembiring, Tukiran Tukiran, Iman Kuntoro

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17146/gnd.2018.21.2.4392

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RSG-GAS reactor is a research reactor operated for radioisotope production, neutron activation analysis, research material testing, industry demand, R & D institutions and universities. One of the routine activities performed for RSG-GAS reactor operation is irradiation of LEU targets into the core to produce 99Mo radionuclide. The target insertion in the core will change the neutronic characteristic of the core so it can exceed the safety limits of reactor operation. This paper analyzes the neutronic parameters due to the insertion of the LEU electroplating target into the reactor core irradiation facility. The neutronic parameters for optimizing the LEU electroplating irradiated target are important for the safety of the reactor operation. Neutronic parameter calculations were performed using WIMS/D5 and Batan-3DIFF codes routinely used for RSG-GAS core calculations. Based on calculations by irradiating the LEU electroplating target in a CIP irradiation position of 36 g causes a reactivity change of 597.724 pcm and a maximum radial power peaking factor of 1.3078. Both of these quantities are within the limits permitted for the safety of the reactor operation.


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LEU, radioisotope 99Mo, neutronic parameters, RSG-GAS reactor

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