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Title: Neutron cross section standards and instrumentation. Annual report

Abstract

The objective of this interagency program is to provide accurate neutron interaction measurements for the US Department of Energy nuclear programs which include waste disposal, fusion, safeguards, defense, fission, and personnel protection. These measurements are also useful to other energy programs which indirectly use the unique properties of the neutron for diagnostic and analytical purposes. The work includes the measurement of reference cross sections and related neutron data employing unique facilities and capabilities at NIST and other laboratories as required; leadership and participation in international intercomparisons and collaborations; the preservation of standard reference deposits and the development of improved neutron detectors and measurement methods. A related and essential element of the program is critical evaluation of neutron interaction data including international coordinations. Data testing of critical data for important applications is included. The program is jointly supported by the Department of Energy and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. This report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology contains a summary of the accomplishments of the Neutron Cross Section Standards and Instrumentation Project during the third year of this three-year interagency agreement. The proposed program and required budget for the following three years are also presented. The programmore » continues the shifts in priority instituted in order to broaden the program base.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Research, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
468605
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/40610-T2
ON: DE97004850; TRN: 97:010185
DOE Contract Number:  
AI05-91ER40610
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Jul 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
66 PHYSICS; 99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; NEUTRON REACTIONS; CROSS SECTIONS; NUCLEAR DATA COLLECTIONS; PROGRESS REPORT; INTERAGENCY COOPERATION; STANDARDS; FISSION; BORON 10 TARGET; EXPERIMENT PLANNING

Citation Formats

Wasson, O.A. Neutron cross section standards and instrumentation. Annual report. United States: N. p., 1993. Web. doi:10.2172/468605.
Wasson, O.A. Neutron cross section standards and instrumentation. Annual report. United States. doi:10.2172/468605.
Wasson, O.A. Thu . "Neutron cross section standards and instrumentation. Annual report". United States. doi:10.2172/468605. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/468605.
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abstractNote = {The objective of this interagency program is to provide accurate neutron interaction measurements for the US Department of Energy nuclear programs which include waste disposal, fusion, safeguards, defense, fission, and personnel protection. These measurements are also useful to other energy programs which indirectly use the unique properties of the neutron for diagnostic and analytical purposes. The work includes the measurement of reference cross sections and related neutron data employing unique facilities and capabilities at NIST and other laboratories as required; leadership and participation in international intercomparisons and collaborations; the preservation of standard reference deposits and the development of improved neutron detectors and measurement methods. A related and essential element of the program is critical evaluation of neutron interaction data including international coordinations. Data testing of critical data for important applications is included. The program is jointly supported by the Department of Energy and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. This report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology contains a summary of the accomplishments of the Neutron Cross Section Standards and Instrumentation Project during the third year of this three-year interagency agreement. The proposed program and required budget for the following three years are also presented. The program continues the shifts in priority instituted in order to broaden the program base.},
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year = {Thu Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 1993},
month = {Thu Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 1993}
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