For the first time, measurements of the time-dependent cross-correlation distributions of plutonium oxide have been made separately for neutrons and gamma rays. Six EJ-309 liquid scintillation detectors with a digital, offline pulse shape discrimination and pulse timing method were used to measure five different samples of varying mass and burnup. The number of (neutron, neutron) correlations were selectively analyzed versus plutonium mass and a clear, increasing trend was observed. Additionally, the measurement scenarios were modeled using the MCNP-PoliMi code and good agreement was observed between the measured and simulated cross-correlation functions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|State||Published - Jun 11 2009|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics