|Dec30-10, 10:27 PM||#1|
if fuel coposition as follow : 75 wt% Tho2- 25 wt% uo2, were the U enrichment 19.5 w% ... how can i caculate the number density (Atoms/barn-cm) for the comopsition ?
|Jan3-11, 02:05 PM||#2|
If I recall correctly number density of a nuclide is just the number of atoms per unit volume as given by;
N = (Rho * NA) / A
Where; Rho = density (in g/cm^3)
NA = Avagadro number
A = Atomic weight in g
To find the composite for the mixture just weight by the relative proportions of the nuclides in the mixture.
i.e [0.75*N(Thorium)] + [0.25*0.195*N(U-235)] + [0.25*(1-0.195)*N(U-238)]
From your query I wonder if you are really after the macroscopic cross-section which is simply the number density multiplied by the microscopic cross-section (as measured in barns).
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