Aims/Description: The module takes place in Vienna, Austria. The module consists of various experiments and hands-on training focused on the reactor and neutron physics, nuclear reactor dynamics, nuclear safety, and operation of nuclear reactor. The participants take active part in all experiments, and independently evaluate experimental data. The principles of neutron detection, the importance of delayed neutrons and their properties, the operating parameters of nuclear reactor, basic phenomena of reactor kinetics and dynamics are studied and demonstrated during various reactor experiments and measurements. Knowledge of the reactor IandC and safety aspects of nuclear reactor operation are gained during the hands-on reactor control On completion, students should be able to: Demonstrate a full understanding of the basic phenomena of reactor physics, behaviour of nuclear reactor and conditions for its safe operation. Analyse and interpret data from reactor experiments and measurements. Set-up neutron detection system and use it for an in-core reactor measurement. Determine the delayed neutrons properties, their importance and utilize them for further measurements. Measure and determine the neutron flux, control rod worth and reactivity by various methods. Analyse and explain the reactor behaviour at various operating states and conditions and the reactor response to reactivity changes Start-up and control zero-power reactor. Evaluate the experimental results, prepare the lab protocols and present them.

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