A Neutronics Study of the 1945 Haigerloch B-VIII Nuclear Reactor

@article{Grasso2009ANS,
  title={A Neutronics Study of the 1945 Haigerloch B-VIII Nuclear Reactor},
  author={Giacomo Grasso and Carlo Oppici and Federico Rocchi and Marco Sumini},
  journal={Physics in Perspective},
  year={2009},
  volume={11},
  pages={318-335}
}
We present a neutronics study of the German B-VIII nuclear reactor, which was built in Haigerloch, Germany, between February and April 1945. We used the Monte Carlo code MCNP5 to estimate its effective nuclear-multiplication constant keff and its corresponding neutron-multiplication factor M, its neutron energy-distribution spectrum, and its neutron-flux distribution in its central horizontal and veritical planes for both thermal and fast neutrons. Our calculations agree well with the known… 
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