Massimo Salvatores: integral experiments and their use for the validation of nuclear data and the neutronic design of advanced nuclear systems
Idaho National Laboratory, Nuclear Systems Design and Analysis Division, P.O. Box 1625 Box 1625, Idaho Falls, ID 83415-3860, USA
2 French Alternatives and Atomic Energies Commission, DES/Scientific Division Energies, CEA-Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
3 French Alternatives and Atomic Energies Commission, DES/IRESNE/Reactor Studies Department, CEA-Cadarache, 13108 Saint Paul-lez-Durance, France
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Received in final form: 1 April 2021
Accepted: 8 April 2021
Published online: 30 June 2021
Among the many domains of reactor physics on which Massimo Salvatores gave his considerable contributions, he was particularly passionate about integral experiments. In this paper, we make a review of selected experimental campaigns among the numerous ones he has promoted, conceived, designed, directed, or analyzed. They have been regrouped in a temporal sequence corresponding to the different periods of Massimo's career, which exceeded 50 years. When possible, for each of the experiments we provide a brief description, the goal for which it was conceived and carried out, and the practical impact on validation and design improvement. Finally, the conclusions offer thoughts and suggestions for the future of the integral experiments and a possible way of honoring the invaluable legacy that Massimo Salvatores has left to us.
© G. Palmiotti et al., Published by EDP Sciences, 2021
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