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Title: Remote Reactor Monitoring

Abstract

The overall goal of the WATCHMAN project is to experimentally demonstrate the potential of water Cerenkov antineutrino detectors as a tool for remote monitoring of nuclear reactors. In particular, the project seeks to field a large prototype gadolinium-doped, water-based antineutrino detector to demonstrate sensitivity to a power reactor at ~10 kilometer standoff using a kiloton scale detector. The technology under development, when fully realized at large scale, could provide remote near-real-time information about reactor existence and operational status for small operating nuclear reactors out to distances of many hundreds of kilometers.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  2. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174289
Report Number(s):
LLNL-TR-663012
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUMM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS

Citation Formats

Bernstein, Adam, Dazeley, Steve, Dobie, Doug, Marleau, Peter, Brennan, Jim, Gerling, Mark, Sumner, Matthew, and Sweany, Melinda. Remote Reactor Monitoring. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.2172/1174289.
Bernstein, Adam, Dazeley, Steve, Dobie, Doug, Marleau, Peter, Brennan, Jim, Gerling, Mark, Sumner, Matthew, & Sweany, Melinda. Remote Reactor Monitoring. United States. doi:10.2172/1174289.
Bernstein, Adam, Dazeley, Steve, Dobie, Doug, Marleau, Peter, Brennan, Jim, Gerling, Mark, Sumner, Matthew, and Sweany, Melinda. Tue . "Remote Reactor Monitoring". United States. doi:10.2172/1174289. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174289.
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abstractNote = {The overall goal of the WATCHMAN project is to experimentally demonstrate the potential of water Cerenkov antineutrino detectors as a tool for remote monitoring of nuclear reactors. In particular, the project seeks to field a large prototype gadolinium-doped, water-based antineutrino detector to demonstrate sensitivity to a power reactor at ~10 kilometer standoff using a kiloton scale detector. The technology under development, when fully realized at large scale, could provide remote near-real-time information about reactor existence and operational status for small operating nuclear reactors out to distances of many hundreds of kilometers.},
doi = {10.2172/1174289},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {10}
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