June 11, 2015
The November issue of Annals of Nuclear Energy publishes a paper on "A collision history-based approach to sensitivity/perturbation calculations in the continuous energy Monte Carlo code SERPENT" by M. Aufiero, A. Bidaud, M. Hursin, J. Leppänen, G. Palmiotti, S. Pelloni, P. Rubiolo, to which we contributed with ERANOS calculations. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anucene.2015.05.008
June 8, 2015
The Expert and Policy Group meetings of the Generation-IV International Forum (GIF) as well as the third GIF Symposium were held on May 18-22, 2015 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. We represented Switzerland at these meetings.
June 8, 2015
The August issue of Progress in Nuclear Energy publishes a paper on "Core neutronics characterization of the GFR2400 Gas Cooled Fast Reactor" by Z. Perko, S. Pelloni, K. Mikityuk, J. Krepel, M. Szieberth, G. Girardin, B. Vrban, J. Lüley, S. Cerba, M. Halasz, S. Feher, T. Reiss, J. L. Kloosterman, R. Stainsby, C. Poette, summarizing main results of the neutronic study performed in frame of the FP7 EURATOM GoFastR project. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pnucene.2014.09.016
May 21, 2014
ICAPP15: International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants "Nuclear Innovations for a Low-carbon Future" took place on May 3-6, 2015 in Nice, France. We contributed to 9 papers presented at the conference, 6 of them related to Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor and 3 -- to Molten Salt Reactor.
April 1, 2015
The August issue of Progress in Nuclear Energy publishes a paper on "A Geometric Multiscale modelling approach to the analysis of MSR plant dynamics" by Matteo Zanetti,
Antonio Cammi, Carlo Fiorina, and Lelio Luzzi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pnucene.2015.02.014
March 12, 2015
The four-year project "A Paradigm Shift in Reactor Safety with the Molten Salt Fast Reactor" (SAMOFAR) with 11 international partners including PSI was submitted in response to the first call for proposal of the Horizon 2020 program. The proposal was highly evaluated and granted by Euratom. The Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation is co-financing the participation of PSI. The FAST group contributes with the neutronics and transient analysis.
March 12, 2015
The very first issue of the ASME's Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science publishes "Parametric Lattice Study of a Graphite-Moderated Molten Salt Reactor" by Boris Hombourger, Jiri Krepel, Konstantin Mikityuk and Andreas Pautz. The paper summarizes selected first results of the PhD study on small modular molten-salt reactor: http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4026401
February 25, 2015
Matteo Zanetti, PhD student from Politecnico di Milano joins us for three-month internship to complete the work on development and implementation of the delayed neutron precursors transport in a molten salt reactor. This is the second attachment of Matteo to our group, the first one was in 2013.
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