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Title: A systematic error affecting NER calculations

Abstract

Factors that may affect the precision of Neutron Emission Rate (NER) measurements made in the Canberra 4 neutron counter have been examined and quantified. [1] Measurements of sample NER are corrected for the efficiency of the counter. The efficiency is calculated by measuring a source of known intensity, and taking the ratio of the measured neutrons per second (n/s) to the known output of the source.

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.:
National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA); USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1440421
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-18-24486
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Mulford, Roberta Nancy. A systematic error affecting NER calculations. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1440421.
Mulford, Roberta Nancy. A systematic error affecting NER calculations. United States. doi:10.2172/1440421.
Mulford, Roberta Nancy. Wed . "A systematic error affecting NER calculations". United States. doi:10.2172/1440421. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1440421.
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author = {Mulford, Roberta Nancy},
abstractNote = {Factors that may affect the precision of Neutron Emission Rate (NER) measurements made in the Canberra 4 neutron counter have been examined and quantified. [1] Measurements of sample NER are corrected for the efficiency of the counter. The efficiency is calculated by measuring a source of known intensity, and taking the ratio of the measured neutrons per second (n/s) to the known output of the source.},
doi = {10.2172/1440421},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed May 23 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Wed May 23 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
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