The estimation of neutron energy spectra of nuclear materials by passive measurements for nuclear nonproliferation applications

J. L. Dolan, E. C. Miller, S. A. Pozzi, A. Enqvist, M. Flaska, P. Peerani

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Abstract

The development of technologies to accurately characterize nuclear materials is becoming an area of significant importance in the United States and internationally. The development of new measurement systems with improved characterization capabilities is a top priority. Specifically, the study of neutron detection via passive measurement yields many opportunities. In this research, passive measurements were performed on mixed-oxide samples (MOX) and several isotopic neutron sources at the Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy in June of 2010. These measurements are used to test the capabilities of a neutron detection system and analysis algorithms developed at the University of Michigan. The measurements are also utilized to evaluate the use of liquid scintillation detectors for the determination of neutron energy distributions emitted from MOX samples and from various isotopic neutron sources. This measurement campaign provided the opportunity to identify and evaluate new candidates for the replacement of current detector technologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Nuclear Science Symposuim and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010
Pages119-124
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event2010 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010 and 17th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X-ray and Gamma-ray Detectors, RTSD 2010 - Knoxville, TN, United States
Duration: Oct 30 2010Nov 6 2010

Publication series

NameIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
ISSN (Print)1095-7863

Other

Other2010 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010 and 17th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X-ray and Gamma-ray Detectors, RTSD 2010
CountryUnited States
CityKnoxville, TN
Period10/30/1011/6/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Dolan, J. L., Miller, E. C., Pozzi, S. A., Enqvist, A., Flaska, M., & Peerani, P. (2010). The estimation of neutron energy spectra of nuclear materials by passive measurements for nuclear nonproliferation applications. In IEEE Nuclear Science Symposuim and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010 (pp. 119-124). [5873728] (IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record). https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2010.5873728