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Title: EFFECTS OF GAMMA RADIATION ON REACTIVITY MEASUREMENTS IN THE REACTIVITY MEASUREMENT FACILITY

Abstract

The effect of gamma radiation from radioactive samples measured in the RMF was studied. No detectable effect due to photoneutrons was found when irradiated fuel samples were used as samples. Also no measurable reactivity effect was found when decaying gamma-ray source was used as a test sample. A method of estimating the reactivity error due to a decaying gamma-ray source is described. A comparison between geometrically-compensated and electrically- compensated ion chambers was made which shows that the electrically-compensated ion chamber is better suited for use in the RMF. (auth)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Phillips Petroleum Co. Atomic Energy Div., Idaho Falls, Idaho
Sponsoring Org.:
US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)
OSTI Identifier:
4064802
Report Number(s):
IDO-16611
NSA Number:
NSA-15-019943
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(10-1)-205
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
METALS, CERAMICS, AND OTHER MATERIALS; ERRORS; FUELS; GAMMA RADIATION; GAMMA SOURCES; IONIZATION CHAMBERS; MEASURED VALUES; PHOTONEUTRONS; RADIATION EFFECTS; RADIOISOTOPES; REACTIVITY; TESTING

Citation Formats

Proctor, D G, and Wachs, G K. EFFECTS OF GAMMA RADIATION ON REACTIVITY MEASUREMENTS IN THE REACTIVITY MEASUREMENT FACILITY. United States: N. p., 1961. Web. doi:10.2172/4064802.
Proctor, D G, & Wachs, G K. EFFECTS OF GAMMA RADIATION ON REACTIVITY MEASUREMENTS IN THE REACTIVITY MEASUREMENT FACILITY. United States. doi:10.2172/4064802.
Proctor, D G, and Wachs, G K. Fri . "EFFECTS OF GAMMA RADIATION ON REACTIVITY MEASUREMENTS IN THE REACTIVITY MEASUREMENT FACILITY". United States. doi:10.2172/4064802. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4064802.
@article{osti_4064802,
title = {EFFECTS OF GAMMA RADIATION ON REACTIVITY MEASUREMENTS IN THE REACTIVITY MEASUREMENT FACILITY},
author = {Proctor, D G and Wachs, G K},
abstractNote = {The effect of gamma radiation from radioactive samples measured in the RMF was studied. No detectable effect due to photoneutrons was found when irradiated fuel samples were used as samples. Also no measurable reactivity effect was found when decaying gamma-ray source was used as a test sample. A method of estimating the reactivity error due to a decaying gamma-ray source is described. A comparison between geometrically-compensated and electrically- compensated ion chambers was made which shows that the electrically-compensated ion chamber is better suited for use in the RMF. (auth)},
doi = {10.2172/4064802},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {4}
}