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NPRE 402 / ME 405 Nuclear Power Engineering Fall 2010 Number Date Assigned Due Date Description 1 8/23 8/30 Calculate the speed in meters per second of neutrons possessing the following energies: a. Fast neutron from fission at 2 MeV, b. Intermediate energy neutron at 10 keV, c. Thermal energy neutrons at 0.025 eV. 2 8/25 9/1 Data mine the Chart of the Nuclides for the following information on elements used in nuclear applications: 1. Naturally occurring isotopes and their natural abundances. 2. Atomic masses of isotopes in atomic mass units (amu). For the following elements: a) Uranium (U). b) Thorium (Th). c) Carbon (C). d) Hydrogen (H). e) Lead (Pb). f) Beryllium (Be). g) Lithium (Li). h) Sodium (Na). i) Boron (B). j) Cadmium (Cd). 3 8/27 9/3 Apply conservation of charge and of nucleons to balance the following two “fissile breeding” reactions: 1 238 ? 0 92 92 ? 0? 92 1 ? ? ? 1? 1 238 0 ? 0 92 1 ? ? ?? 2? nU U Ue e e +→ →+ −−−−−−−−−−−−−− +
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2010 for the course NPRE 402 taught by Professor Ragheb,m during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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