Investigation of the properties of the nuclei used on the new generation reactor technology systems

Tel E., Sahin H. M. , KAPLAN A., Aydin A., Altinok T.

ANNALS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY, vol.35, no.2, pp.220-227, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.anucene.2007.06.012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.220-227
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


The main application fields of the fast neutrons are accelerator-driven subcritical systems (ADS) and fusion-fission (hybrid) reactor systems for fission energy production. Thorium (Th) and uranium (U) are nuclear fuels in these reactor systems. Lead (Pb), bismuth (Bi) and tungsten (W) are the target nuclei in the ADS reactor systems. The technical design of ADS and hybrid reactor systems require much effort and data. The Hartree-Fock (H-F) method with an effective interaction with Skyrme forces is widely used for studying the properties of nuclei such as binding energy, root mean square (RMS) charge radii, mass radii, neutron density, proton density, electromagnetic multipole moments, etc. In this study, by using H-F method with interaction Skyrme RMS charge radii, RMS mass radii, neutron density and proton density were calculated for the Th-232, U-238, Pb-207, Bi-209 and W-184 isotopes. The calculation results of charge radii were compared with experimental data. Obtained RMS mass radii, neutron density and proton density results were discussed for ADS and hybrid reactor systems. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.