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Title: Boron-Coated Straw Collar for Uranium Neutron Coincidence Collar Replacement

Abstract

The objective of this project was to design and optimize, in simulation space, an active neutron coincidence counter (or collar) using boron-coated straws (BCSs) as a non- 3He replacement to the Uranium Neutron Coincidence Collar (UNCL). UNCL has been used by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) since the 1980s to verify the 235U content in fresh light water reactor fuel assemblies for safeguards purposes. This report documents the design and optimization of the BCS collar.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  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
OSTI Identifier:
1339397
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2016/696
DN4001030; MDGA517; TRN: US1701469
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; URANIUM; BORON; WATER MODERATED REACTORS; URANIUM 235; NUCLEAR FUELS; STRAW; WATER COOLED REACTORS; DESIGN; FUEL ASSEMBLIES; OPTIMIZATION; SAFEGUARDS; SIMULATION; COINCIDENCE METHODS; FISSION NEUTRONS; ACTIVATION ANALYSIS

Citation Formats

Hu, Jianwei, Croft, Stephen, and McElroy, Robert Dennis. Boron-Coated Straw Collar for Uranium Neutron Coincidence Collar Replacement. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1339397.
Hu, Jianwei, Croft, Stephen, & McElroy, Robert Dennis. Boron-Coated Straw Collar for Uranium Neutron Coincidence Collar Replacement. United States. doi:10.2172/1339397.
Hu, Jianwei, Croft, Stephen, and McElroy, Robert Dennis. Sun . "Boron-Coated Straw Collar for Uranium Neutron Coincidence Collar Replacement". United States. doi:10.2172/1339397. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1339397.
@article{osti_1339397,
title = {Boron-Coated Straw Collar for Uranium Neutron Coincidence Collar Replacement},
author = {Hu, Jianwei and Croft, Stephen and McElroy, Robert Dennis},
abstractNote = {The objective of this project was to design and optimize, in simulation space, an active neutron coincidence counter (or collar) using boron-coated straws (BCSs) as a non-3He replacement to the Uranium Neutron Coincidence Collar (UNCL). UNCL has been used by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) since the 1980s to verify the 235U content in fresh light water reactor fuel assemblies for safeguards purposes. This report documents the design and optimization of the BCS collar.},
doi = {10.2172/1339397},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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