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Quench gas and preamplifier selection influence on {sup 3}He tube performance for spent fuel applications

Abstract

Current {sup 3}He tubes utilized in neutron coincidence counting use different quench gas admixtures to shorten the avalanche process. In addition amplifier modules with different shaping characteristics are used to process detector signals. Both of these aspects affect the detector response. In the current paper, {sup 3}He tubes with several quench gas admixtures (CO{sub 2}, N{sub 2}, Ar+CH{sub 4} and CF{sub 4}) and amplifier modules (PDT, AMPTEK, BOT) are compared. The plateau characteristics, gamma-sensitivity and deadtime of individual counters in combination with the listed amplifier modules are compared to determine optimum amplifier module/counter performance for the spent fuel applications.
Authors:
Henziova, Daniela; Menlove, Howard [1] 
  1. Safeguards Science and Technology Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos (United States)
Publication Date:
Jun 15, 2012
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: ESARDA Bulletin; Journal Volume: 47
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; NUCLEAR FUEL RECOVERY AND RECYCLING CENTER; NUCLEAR FUELS; POLLUTION; SAFEGUARDS; SPENT FUEL ELEMENTS; SPENT FUELS
OSTI ID:
22129298
Country of Origin:
Italy
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0392-3029; TRN: IT1300139084421
Availability:
Available from https://esarda.jrc.ec.europa.eu/images//Bulletin/Files/B_2012_047.pdf
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 10-16
Announcement Date:
Sep 19, 2013

Citation Formats

Henziova, Daniela, and Menlove, Howard. Quench gas and preamplifier selection influence on {sup 3}He tube performance for spent fuel applications. Italy: N. p., 2012. Web.
Henziova, Daniela, & Menlove, Howard. Quench gas and preamplifier selection influence on {sup 3}He tube performance for spent fuel applications. Italy.
Henziova, Daniela, and Menlove, Howard. 2012. "Quench gas and preamplifier selection influence on {sup 3}He tube performance for spent fuel applications." Italy.
@misc{etde_22129298,
title = {Quench gas and preamplifier selection influence on {sup 3}He tube performance for spent fuel applications}
author = {Henziova, Daniela, and Menlove, Howard}
abstractNote = {Current {sup 3}He tubes utilized in neutron coincidence counting use different quench gas admixtures to shorten the avalanche process. In addition amplifier modules with different shaping characteristics are used to process detector signals. Both of these aspects affect the detector response. In the current paper, {sup 3}He tubes with several quench gas admixtures (CO{sub 2}, N{sub 2}, Ar+CH{sub 4} and CF{sub 4}) and amplifier modules (PDT, AMPTEK, BOT) are compared. The plateau characteristics, gamma-sensitivity and deadtime of individual counters in combination with the listed amplifier modules are compared to determine optimum amplifier module/counter performance for the spent fuel applications.}
journal = {ESARDA Bulletin}
volume = {47}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Italy}
year = {2012}
month = {Jun}
}