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Title: Systematic Assessment of Neutron and Gamma Backgrounds Relevant to Operational Modeling and Detection Technology Implementation

Abstract

This report summarizes the findings of a two year effort to systematically assess neutron and gamma backgrounds relevant to operational modeling and detection technology implementation. The first year effort focused on reviewing the origins of background sources and their impact on measured rates in operational scenarios of interest. The second year has focused on the assessment of detector and algorithm performance as they pertain to operational requirements against the various background sources and background levels.

Authors:
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1185844
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2014/687
NN2001000; NNPORES
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Archer, Daniel E., Hornback, Donald Eric, Johnson, Jeffrey O., Nicholson, Andrew D., Patton, Bruce W., Peplow, Douglas E., Miller, Thomas Martin, and Ayaz-Maierhafer, Birsen. Systematic Assessment of Neutron and Gamma Backgrounds Relevant to Operational Modeling and Detection Technology Implementation. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1185844.
Archer, Daniel E., Hornback, Donald Eric, Johnson, Jeffrey O., Nicholson, Andrew D., Patton, Bruce W., Peplow, Douglas E., Miller, Thomas Martin, & Ayaz-Maierhafer, Birsen. Systematic Assessment of Neutron and Gamma Backgrounds Relevant to Operational Modeling and Detection Technology Implementation. United States. doi:10.2172/1185844.
Archer, Daniel E., Hornback, Donald Eric, Johnson, Jeffrey O., Nicholson, Andrew D., Patton, Bruce W., Peplow, Douglas E., Miller, Thomas Martin, and Ayaz-Maierhafer, Birsen. Thu . "Systematic Assessment of Neutron and Gamma Backgrounds Relevant to Operational Modeling and Detection Technology Implementation". United States. doi:10.2172/1185844. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1185844.
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title = {Systematic Assessment of Neutron and Gamma Backgrounds Relevant to Operational Modeling and Detection Technology Implementation},
author = {Archer, Daniel E. and Hornback, Donald Eric and Johnson, Jeffrey O. and Nicholson, Andrew D. and Patton, Bruce W. and Peplow, Douglas E. and Miller, Thomas Martin and Ayaz-Maierhafer, Birsen},
abstractNote = {This report summarizes the findings of a two year effort to systematically assess neutron and gamma backgrounds relevant to operational modeling and detection technology implementation. The first year effort focused on reviewing the origins of background sources and their impact on measured rates in operational scenarios of interest. The second year has focused on the assessment of detector and algorithm performance as they pertain to operational requirements against the various background sources and background levels.},
doi = {10.2172/1185844},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015}
}

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