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Title: MCNP6 simulated performance of Micro-Pocket Fission Detectors (MPFDs) in the Transient REActor Test (TREAT) Facility

Abstract

Here, Micro-Pocket Fission Detectors (MPFDs) are under development for in-core neutron flux measurements at the Transient REActor Test facility (TREAT) and in other experiments at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The sensitivity of MPFDs to the energy dependent neutron flux at TREAT has been determined for 0.0300-μm thick active material coatings of 242Pu, 232Th, natural uranium, and 93% enriched 235U. Self-shielding effects in the active material of the MPFD was also confirmed to be negligible. Finally, fission fragment energy deposition was found to be in conformance with previously reported results.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS (United States)
  2. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1344927
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1344930; OSTI ID: 1415237
Grant/Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517; NE0008305
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Annals of Nuclear Energy (Oxford)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Annals of Nuclear Energy (Oxford); Journal Volume: 104; Journal ID: ISSN 0306-4549
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Reichenberger, Michael A., Patel, Vishal K., Roberts, Jeremy A., Unruh, Troy C., and McGregor, Douglas S.. MCNP6 simulated performance of Micro-Pocket Fission Detectors (MPFDs) in the Transient REActor Test (TREAT) Facility. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/j.anucene.2017.02.017.
Reichenberger, Michael A., Patel, Vishal K., Roberts, Jeremy A., Unruh, Troy C., & McGregor, Douglas S.. MCNP6 simulated performance of Micro-Pocket Fission Detectors (MPFDs) in the Transient REActor Test (TREAT) Facility. United States. doi:10.1016/j.anucene.2017.02.017.
Reichenberger, Michael A., Patel, Vishal K., Roberts, Jeremy A., Unruh, Troy C., and McGregor, Douglas S.. Fri . "MCNP6 simulated performance of Micro-Pocket Fission Detectors (MPFDs) in the Transient REActor Test (TREAT) Facility". United States. doi:10.1016/j.anucene.2017.02.017. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1344927.
@article{osti_1344927,
title = {MCNP6 simulated performance of Micro-Pocket Fission Detectors (MPFDs) in the Transient REActor Test (TREAT) Facility},
author = {Reichenberger, Michael A. and Patel, Vishal K. and Roberts, Jeremy A. and Unruh, Troy C. and McGregor, Douglas S.},
abstractNote = {Here, Micro-Pocket Fission Detectors (MPFDs) are under development for in-core neutron flux measurements at the Transient REActor Test facility (TREAT) and in other experiments at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The sensitivity of MPFDs to the energy dependent neutron flux at TREAT has been determined for 0.0300-μm thick active material coatings of 242Pu, 232Th, natural uranium, and 93% enriched 235U. Self-shielding effects in the active material of the MPFD was also confirmed to be negligible. Finally, fission fragment energy deposition was found to be in conformance with previously reported results.},
doi = {10.1016/j.anucene.2017.02.017},
journal = {Annals of Nuclear Energy (Oxford)},
number = ,
volume = 104,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Mar 03 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Fri Mar 03 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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