Plutonium measurements with a fast-neutron multiplicity counter for nuclear safeguards applications

Jennifer L. Dolan, Marek Flaska, Alexis Poitrasson-Riviere, Andreas Enqvist, Paolo Peerani, David L. Chichester, Sara A. Pozzi

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Abstract

Measurements were performed at the Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy to field test a fast-neutron multiplicity counter developed at the University of Michigan. The measurements allowed the assessment of the systems photon discrimination abilities, efficiency when measuring neutron multiplicity, ability to characterize 240Pueff mass, and performance relative to a currently deployed neutron coincidence counter. This work is motivated by the need to replace and improve upon 3He neutron detection systems for nuclear safeguards applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)565-574
Number of pages10
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume763
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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