An international journal published by K. N. Toosi University of Technology

Radiation Physics and Engineering (RPE) is an international scientific-research journal published quarterly by K. N. Toosi University of Technology jointly with the Nuclear Society of Iran (NSI).

The purpose of the journal is to provide a high quality medium for the publication of substantial, original and scientific papers on the development and the enhancement of nuclear physics and nuclear engineering researches at the national as well as international level.

Papers dealing with nuclear radiation and radionuclide techniques, nuclear techniques and radiation processing, nuclear energy science and technology and nuclear physics in both experimental and theoretical field, applied in physics, chemistry, biophysics, biology, medicine, medical physics, engineering and environmental sciences are welcome.

 

** Due to obtaining the printing license, the accepted articles will be published since winter 2020.**

 

Country of publication: Iran  
First Published year: 2020  
Publisher: K.N. Toosi University of Technology  
Format: Print and Online  
Frequency: Quarterly  
Language: English  
Article Processing Charges: No  
Types of Journal: Academic journal  
Manuscript type: Research article/Review article  
ISSN: 2645-5188  
Open Access: Yes  
Policy: Peer-Reviewed  
Review time: Two months Approximately  
Contact email: rpe@kntu.ac.ir  
1. Calculation of neutronic and kinetic parameters of Isfahan Miniature Neutron Source Reactor using slope fit and perturbation methods

Mahdi Ghaed Rahmati; Mostafa hasanzadeh; Seyed Amir Hossein Feghhi

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 1-8

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2020.104838

Abstract
  Kinetic and neutronic parameters play an important role in analysis of reactors dynamic behavior. Some of these parameters include: effective multiplication factor (keff), reactivity (ρ), neutron flux as well as power spatial distributions, effective delayed neutron fraction (βeff) and prompt ...  Read More

2. Differentiation method for Compton edge characterization in organic scintillation detectors

‎Mohammad Javad Safari

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 9-16

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2020.104839

Abstract
  ‎It is well-known that response function of organic scintillation detectors does not appear with photopeaks‎. ‎Instead‎, ‎their dominant feature is a continuum‎, ‎usually called the Compton edge that innately exposes the resolution characteristics of detection system‎. ...  Read More

3. Investigation of molten material retention during the large and small breaks LOCA and station blackout accident

Mohsen Salehi; Mohsen Shayesteh

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 17-27

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2020.104840

Abstract
  ‎The analysis deals with the assessment of best estimate code RELAP5/SCDAP mod3.4 in the simulation of double-ended loss coolant accident as a LBOCA‎, ‎4 in break as a SBLOCA an SBO accident with considering except accumulator water where no core cooling water systems are available‎. ...  Read More

4. A review of advanced SMRs particularly iPWRs regarding safety features‎, ‎economy issues‎, ‎innovative concepts‎, ‎and multi-purpose deployment

Afshin Hedayat

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 29-53

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2020.104841

Abstract
  ‎Both of small and medium sized reactors and small modular reactors are called SMRs‎. ‎They are reviewed and discussed in this paper‎, ‎particularly integral Pressurized Water Reactors (iPWRs)‎. ‎Studies show that PWRs are the most interested‎, ‎designed and constructed ...  Read More

5. Bohr Hamiltonian and interplay between γ-stable and γ-rigid collective motions with both Harmonic oscillation and Ring-shaped potentials for the γ-part.

Nahid Sohebi; Mahdi Eshghi; Majid Hamzavi; Mohsen Bigdeli

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 55-64

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2020.104842

Abstract
  ‎In the present work‎, ‎the eigenvalue and eigenvector has been obtained by the Bohr Hamiltonian for even-even nuclei‎. ‎The competition between γ-stable and γ-rigid collective motions has been created in the presence of the rigidity parameter‎. ‎The β-part ...  Read More

6. Conceptual design of a high-performance hybrid object for applications of the fast neutron irradiation in MTRs

Afshin Hedayat

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, Pages 65-76

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2020.104843

Abstract
  ‎Fast neutron irradiation is one of the most strategic radiation applications of research reactors‎. ‎Usually‎, ‎it is performed around the reactor core containing lower neutron flux‎. ‎In this paper‎, ‎a hybrid object has been introduced and analyzed to enhance irradiating ...  Read More

1. Measurement of naturally occurring radioactive materials concentration in Tehran’s water using Gamma spectrometry

‎M‎ehrnaz Zehtabvar; ‎D‎ariush Sardari; ‎Gh‎olamreza ‎Jahanfarnia

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 1-5

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2020.57882

Abstract
  ‎The concentration of naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) in surface water and irrigation wells is measured using gamma ray spectrometry by HPGe detector‎. ‎Measurement was carried out for samples that were collected over seventeen points in Tehran city and its suburbs‎. ...  Read More

2. Investigation of molten material retention during the large and small breaks LOCA and station blackout accident

Mohsen Salehi; Mohsen Shayesteh

Volume 1, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, , Pages 17-27

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2020.104840

Abstract
  ‎The analysis deals with the assessment of best estimate code RELAP5/SCDAP mod3.4 in the simulation of double-ended loss coolant accident as a LBOCA‎, ‎4 in break as a SBLOCA an SBO accident with considering except accumulator water where no core cooling water systems are available‎. ...  Read More

3. Study of PWR transients by coupling of ANSYS-CFX with a kinetic model

‎Hossein Sharifian; ‎Mahdi Aghaie; ‎Ahmad Zolfaghari

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 13-21

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2020.63477

Abstract
  ‎In this work‎, ‎dynamic responses of a WWER-1000 reactor in reactivity insertions are studied using a coupling method‎. ‎The ANSYS-CFX is implemented for thermal hydraulic study of the core and the point kinetic equation (PKE) is coupled as a FORTRAN subroutine‎. ‎For transient ...  Read More

4. Determination of coagulation time of in vivo cut bleeding treated by non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma

‎Zahra Shahbazi Rad; ‎Fereydoun Abbasi Davani; ‎Gholamreza Etaati; ‎Samaneh Seifi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, , Pages 7-11

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2020.63475

Abstract
  ‎The aim of this research was determination of the required time for coagulation of in vivo cut bleeding treated by non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma‎. ‎To meet this‎, ‎an atmospheric pressure plasma jet device was designed and constructed‎. ‎Helium was used as working ...  Read More

5. A fast Jacobian-Free Newton-Krylov iterative solver for eigenvalue search problems in the reactor physics

Mohammadreza Abbasi

Volume 1, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, , Pages 1-9

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/rpe.2020.89324

Abstract
  ‎The Jacobian-Free Newton-Krylov (JFNK) method has been widely used in solving nonlinear equations arising in many applications‎. ‎In this paper‎, ‎the JFNK solver is examined as an alternative to the traditional power iteration method for calculation of the fundamental eigenmode ...  Read More

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