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Title: Neutron flux profile monitor for use in a fission reactor

Abstract

A neutron flux monitor is provided which consists of a plurality of fission counters arranged as spaced-apart point detectors along a delay line. As a fission event occurs in any one of the counters, two delayed current pulses are generated at the output of the delay line. The time separation of the pulses identifies the counter in which the particular fission event occured. Neutron flux profiles of reactor cores can be more accurately measured as a result.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Oak Ridge, TN)
  2. (Lenoir City, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
OSTI Identifier:
864697
Patent Number(s):
4404164
Assignee:
Kopp, Manfred K. (Oak Ridge, TN);Valentine, Kenneth H. (Lenoir City, TN) ORNL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
neutron; flux; profile; monitor; fission; reactor; provided; consists; plurality; counters; arranged; spaced-apart; detectors; delay; line; event; occurs; delayed; current; pulses; generated; output; time; separation; identifies; counter; particular; occured; profiles; cores; accurately; measured; result; fission reactor; current pulse; reactor core; neutron flux; current pulses; accurately measure; delay line; accurately measured; reactor cores; fission event; event occurs; /376/

Citation Formats

Kopp, Manfred K., and Valentine, Kenneth H. Neutron flux profile monitor for use in a fission reactor. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Kopp, Manfred K., & Valentine, Kenneth H. Neutron flux profile monitor for use in a fission reactor. United States.
Kopp, Manfred K., and Valentine, Kenneth H. Sat . "Neutron flux profile monitor for use in a fission reactor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864697.
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abstractNote = {A neutron flux monitor is provided which consists of a plurality of fission counters arranged as spaced-apart point detectors along a delay line. As a fission event occurs in any one of the counters, two delayed current pulses are generated at the output of the delay line. The time separation of the pulses identifies the counter in which the particular fission event occured. Neutron flux profiles of reactor cores can be more accurately measured as a result.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
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