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Title: An overview of DANCE: a 4II BaF[2] detector for neutron capture measurements at LANSCE.

Abstract

The Detector for Advanced Neutron Capture experiments (DANCE) is a 162-element, 4{pi} BaF{sub 2} array designed to make neutron capture cross-section measurements on rare or radioactive targets with masses as little as 1 mg. Accurate capture cross sections are needed in many research areas, including stellar nucleosynthesis, advanced nuclear fuel cycles, waste transmutation, and other applied programs. These cross sections are difficult to calculate accurately and must be measured. Up to now, except for a few long-lived nuclides there are essentially no differential capture measurements on radioactive nuclei. The DANCE array is located at the Lujan Neutron Scattering Center at LANSCE, which is a continuous-spectrum neutron source with useable energies from below thermal to about 100 keV. Data acquisition is done with 320 fast waveform digitizers. The design and initial performance results, including background minimization, will be discussed.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. John L.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
977874
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-04-6765
TRN: US1003747
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Submitted to: International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology, Santa Fe, NM, Sept. 26 - Oct. 1 , 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; CAPTURE; CROSS SECTIONS; DATA ACQUISITION; DESIGN; DIGITIZERS; ISOTOPES; MINIMIZATION; NEUTRON REACTIONS; NEUTRON SOURCES; NEUTRONS; NUCLEAR FUELS; NUCLEI; NUCLEOSYNTHESIS; PERFORMANCE; SCATTERING; TARGETS; TRANSMUTATION; WASTES; WAVE FORMS

Citation Formats

Ullmann, J L. An overview of DANCE: a 4II BaF[2] detector for neutron capture measurements at LANSCE.. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Ullmann, J L. An overview of DANCE: a 4II BaF[2] detector for neutron capture measurements at LANSCE.. United States.
Ullmann, J L. Thu . "An overview of DANCE: a 4II BaF[2] detector for neutron capture measurements at LANSCE.". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/977874.
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title = {An overview of DANCE: a 4II BaF[2] detector for neutron capture measurements at LANSCE.},
author = {Ullmann, J L},
abstractNote = {The Detector for Advanced Neutron Capture experiments (DANCE) is a 162-element, 4{pi} BaF{sub 2} array designed to make neutron capture cross-section measurements on rare or radioactive targets with masses as little as 1 mg. Accurate capture cross sections are needed in many research areas, including stellar nucleosynthesis, advanced nuclear fuel cycles, waste transmutation, and other applied programs. These cross sections are difficult to calculate accurately and must be measured. Up to now, except for a few long-lived nuclides there are essentially no differential capture measurements on radioactive nuclei. The DANCE array is located at the Lujan Neutron Scattering Center at LANSCE, which is a continuous-spectrum neutron source with useable energies from below thermal to about 100 keV. Data acquisition is done with 320 fast waveform digitizers. The design and initial performance results, including background minimization, will be discussed.},
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