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Title: Gamma-ray imaging assay of cells 3-5 of the east cell line in the 235-F plutonium fuel form facility

Abstract

In August and September, 2016, scientists from the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) took a series of gamma-ray imaging measurements through the cell windows in front of Cells 3-5 on the east line of the Plutonium Fuel Form (PuFF) Facility using an electrically cooled, high-purity germanium detector. A Germanium Gamma Ray Imager (GeGI) was utilized since it allowed for the location from which the radiation was being emitted to be identified by incoming gamma-ray energy. This measurement technique provided a tool which allowed for the relative concentration of Pu-238 to be mapped throughout each cell. The mapping and new assay data were then used to update the model used in an assay discussed in a 2014 report (SRNL-STI-2014-00629) and to calculate a more accurate value for the holdup in each of the cells [1]. Note that the mapping and new assay data did not replace the previous assay data in the model. Rather, the mapping and new assay data provided additional details on source distribution, which supplemented the previous assay data.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1361663
Report Number(s):
SRNL-STI-2017-00177
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-08SR22470
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Brand, A. D., Aucott, T. J., and Diprete, D. P. Gamma-ray imaging assay of cells 3-5 of the east cell line in the 235-F plutonium fuel form facility. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1361663.
Brand, A. D., Aucott, T. J., & Diprete, D. P. Gamma-ray imaging assay of cells 3-5 of the east cell line in the 235-F plutonium fuel form facility. United States. doi:10.2172/1361663.
Brand, A. D., Aucott, T. J., and Diprete, D. P. Sat . "Gamma-ray imaging assay of cells 3-5 of the east cell line in the 235-F plutonium fuel form facility". United States. doi:10.2172/1361663. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1361663.
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title = {Gamma-ray imaging assay of cells 3-5 of the east cell line in the 235-F plutonium fuel form facility},
author = {Brand, A. D. and Aucott, T. J. and Diprete, D. P.},
abstractNote = {In August and September, 2016, scientists from the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) took a series of gamma-ray imaging measurements through the cell windows in front of Cells 3-5 on the east line of the Plutonium Fuel Form (PuFF) Facility using an electrically cooled, high-purity germanium detector. A Germanium Gamma Ray Imager (GeGI) was utilized since it allowed for the location from which the radiation was being emitted to be identified by incoming gamma-ray energy. This measurement technique provided a tool which allowed for the relative concentration of Pu-238 to be mapped throughout each cell. The mapping and new assay data were then used to update the model used in an assay discussed in a 2014 report (SRNL-STI-2014-00629) and to calculate a more accurate value for the holdup in each of the cells [1]. Note that the mapping and new assay data did not replace the previous assay data in the model. Rather, the mapping and new assay data provided additional details on source distribution, which supplemented the previous assay data.},
doi = {10.2172/1361663},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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