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Title: Benchmarking Data for the Proposed Signature of Used Fuel Casks

Abstract

A set of benchmarking measurements to test facets of the proposed extended storage signature was conducted on May 17, 2016. The measurements were designed to test the overall concept of how the proposed signature can be used to identify a used fuel cask based only on the distribution of neutron sources within the cask. To simulate the distribution, 4 Cf-252 sources were chosen and arranged on a 3x3 grid in 3 different patterns and raw neutron totals counts were taken at 6 locations around the grid. This is a very simplified test of the typical geometry studied previously in simulation with simulated used nuclear fuel.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1340598
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-23726
TRN: US1701823
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; NUCLEAR FUELS; NEUTRONS; CASKS; CALIFORNIUM 252; BENCHMARKS; SPENT FUEL STORAGE; Used Fuel Cask

Citation Formats

Rauch, Eric Benton. Benchmarking Data for the Proposed Signature of Used Fuel Casks. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1340598.
Rauch, Eric Benton. Benchmarking Data for the Proposed Signature of Used Fuel Casks. United States. doi:10.2172/1340598.
Rauch, Eric Benton. Fri . "Benchmarking Data for the Proposed Signature of Used Fuel Casks". United States. doi:10.2172/1340598. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1340598.
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title = {Benchmarking Data for the Proposed Signature of Used Fuel Casks},
author = {Rauch, Eric Benton},
abstractNote = {A set of benchmarking measurements to test facets of the proposed extended storage signature was conducted on May 17, 2016. The measurements were designed to test the overall concept of how the proposed signature can be used to identify a used fuel cask based only on the distribution of neutron sources within the cask. To simulate the distribution, 4 Cf-252 sources were chosen and arranged on a 3x3 grid in 3 different patterns and raw neutron totals counts were taken at 6 locations around the grid. This is a very simplified test of the typical geometry studied previously in simulation with simulated used nuclear fuel.},
doi = {10.2172/1340598},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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