skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: A comparison of the performance of compact neutrino detector designs for nuclear reactor safeguards and monitoring.

Abstract

There has been an increasing interest in the monitoring of nuclear fuel for power reactors by detecting the anti-neutrinos produced during operation. Small liquid scintillator detectors have already demonstrated sensitivity to operational power levels, but more sensitive monitoring requires improvements in the efficiency and uniformity of these detectors. In this work, we use a montecarlo simulation to investigate the detector performance of four different detector configurations. Based on the analysis of neutron detection efficiency and positron energy response, we find that the optimal detector design will depend on the goals and restrictions of the specific installation or application. We have attempted to present the relevant information so that future detector development can proceed in a profitable direction.

Authors:
; ; ;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
924686
Report Number(s):
ANL-HEP-TR-06-78
TRN: US0802982
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; DESIGN; EFFICIENCY; LIQUID SCINTILLATORS; MONITORING; NEUTRINOS; NEUTRON DETECTION; NUCLEAR FUELS; PERFORMANCE; POSITRONS; POWER REACTORS; REACTORS; SAFEGUARDS; SENSITIVITY; SIMULATION

Citation Formats

Reyna, D. E., McKeown, R. W., High Energy Physics, and Drexel Univ.. A comparison of the performance of compact neutrino detector designs for nuclear reactor safeguards and monitoring.. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/924686.
Reyna, D. E., McKeown, R. W., High Energy Physics, & Drexel Univ.. A comparison of the performance of compact neutrino detector designs for nuclear reactor safeguards and monitoring.. United States. doi:10.2172/924686.
Reyna, D. E., McKeown, R. W., High Energy Physics, and Drexel Univ.. Fri . "A comparison of the performance of compact neutrino detector designs for nuclear reactor safeguards and monitoring.". United States. doi:10.2172/924686. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/924686.
@article{osti_924686,
title = {A comparison of the performance of compact neutrino detector designs for nuclear reactor safeguards and monitoring.},
author = {Reyna, D. E. and McKeown, R. W. and High Energy Physics and Drexel Univ.},
abstractNote = {There has been an increasing interest in the monitoring of nuclear fuel for power reactors by detecting the anti-neutrinos produced during operation. Small liquid scintillator detectors have already demonstrated sensitivity to operational power levels, but more sensitive monitoring requires improvements in the efficiency and uniformity of these detectors. In this work, we use a montecarlo simulation to investigate the detector performance of four different detector configurations. Based on the analysis of neutron detection efficiency and positron energy response, we find that the optimal detector design will depend on the goals and restrictions of the specific installation or application. We have attempted to present the relevant information so that future detector development can proceed in a profitable direction.},
doi = {10.2172/924686},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Oct 27 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Fri Oct 27 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
}

Technical Report:

Save / Share: