Cross-section induced uncertainties in neutron source mission rate calculations

Jakub Luley1, Branislav Vrban2, Štefan Čerba2, Vendula Filová2, Vladimír Nečas2, Matej Krivošík3, Pavol Blahušiak3, Andrej Javorník3, Jarmila Slučiak3
1 s:45:"Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava";
2 Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
3 Slovak Institute of Metrology

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Analysis presented in the paper is focused on the characterization of uncertainties induced by cross-section data, which contributing to the overall uncertainty of the correction factors. Advances in computational methods and computational power shifted the calculation of correction factors among the standard steps of the manganese bath method what decrease an interest about this part of the method. Anyway, with the development of computational tools, the cross-section data were also improved, and new evaluations of nuclear data libraries include more information about the cross-section data covariances. Therefore, the propagation of uncertainties induced by neutron cross-sections can be carried out within standard transport calculation of the manganese sulphate bath model. In this paper, the super-sequence SAMPLER module that implements stochastic techniques is used to assess the uncertainty in computed results. Reaction rates on all nuclides of the solution are computed in 400 cases with uncertain parameters and the results are evaluated by an auxiliary tool. Consideration of nuclear data uncertainty in calculations is a general trend that requires the attention of nuclear researchers and should draw attention in metrology. Additional 1.5 % (one-sigma) uncertainty is introduced to the overall uncertainty through correction factor.

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