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Title: A time projection chamber for high accuracy and precision fission cross-section measurements

The fission Time Projection Chamber (fissionTPC) is a compact (15 cm diameter) two-chamber MICROMEGAS TPC designed to make precision cross-section measurements of neutron-induced fission. The actinide targets are placed on the central cathode and irradiated with a neutron beam that passes axially through the TPC inducing fission in the target. The 4π acceptance for fission fragments and complete charged particle track reconstruction are powerful features of the fissionTPC which will be used to measure fission cross-sections and examine the associated systematic errors. This study provides a detailed description of the design requirements, the design solutions, and the initial performance of the fissionTPC.
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  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  2. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  3. California Polytechnic State Univ. (CalPoly), San Luis Obispo, CA (United States)
  4. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
  5. Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR (United States)
  6. Ohio Univ., Athens, OH (United States)
  7. Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (United States)
  8. Idaho State Univ., Pocatello, ID (United States); Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)
  9. Idaho State Univ., Pocatello, ID (United States)
  10. Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (United States); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); California Polytechnic State Univ. (CalPoly), San Luis Obispo, CA (United States)
  11. Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)
  12. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  13. Abilene Christian Univ., Abilene, TX (United States)
  14. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  15. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-651187
Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 759; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; TPC; detectors; fission; time projection chamber
OSTI Identifier:
1343003

Heffner, M., Asner, D. M., Baker, R. G., Baker, J., Barrett, S., Brune, C., Bundgaard, J., Burgett, E., Carter, D., Cunningham, M., Deaven, J., Duke, D. L., Greife, U., Grimes, S., Hager, U., Hertel, N., Hill, T., Isenhower, D., Jewell, K., King, J., Klay, J. L., Kleinrath, V., Kornilov, N., Kudo, R., Laptev, A. B., Leonard, M., Loveland, W., Massey, T. N., McGrath, C., Meharchand, R., Montoya, L., Pickle, N., Qu, H., Riot, V., Ruz, J., Sangiorgio, S., Seilhan, B., Sharma, S., Snyder, L., Stave, S., Tatishvili, G., Thornton, R. T., Tovesson, F., Towell, D., Towell, R. S., Watson, S., Wendt, B., Wood, L., and Yao, L.. A time projection chamber for high accuracy and precision fission cross-section measurements. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2014.05.057.
Heffner, M., Asner, D. M., Baker, R. G., Baker, J., Barrett, S., Brune, C., Bundgaard, J., Burgett, E., Carter, D., Cunningham, M., Deaven, J., Duke, D. L., Greife, U., Grimes, S., Hager, U., Hertel, N., Hill, T., Isenhower, D., Jewell, K., King, J., Klay, J. L., Kleinrath, V., Kornilov, N., Kudo, R., Laptev, A. B., Leonard, M., Loveland, W., Massey, T. N., McGrath, C., Meharchand, R., Montoya, L., Pickle, N., Qu, H., Riot, V., Ruz, J., Sangiorgio, S., Seilhan, B., Sharma, S., Snyder, L., Stave, S., Tatishvili, G., Thornton, R. T., Tovesson, F., Towell, D., Towell, R. S., Watson, S., Wendt, B., Wood, L., & Yao, L.. A time projection chamber for high accuracy and precision fission cross-section measurements. United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2014.05.057.
Heffner, M., Asner, D. M., Baker, R. G., Baker, J., Barrett, S., Brune, C., Bundgaard, J., Burgett, E., Carter, D., Cunningham, M., Deaven, J., Duke, D. L., Greife, U., Grimes, S., Hager, U., Hertel, N., Hill, T., Isenhower, D., Jewell, K., King, J., Klay, J. L., Kleinrath, V., Kornilov, N., Kudo, R., Laptev, A. B., Leonard, M., Loveland, W., Massey, T. N., McGrath, C., Meharchand, R., Montoya, L., Pickle, N., Qu, H., Riot, V., Ruz, J., Sangiorgio, S., Seilhan, B., Sharma, S., Snyder, L., Stave, S., Tatishvili, G., Thornton, R. T., Tovesson, F., Towell, D., Towell, R. S., Watson, S., Wendt, B., Wood, L., and Yao, L.. 2014. "A time projection chamber for high accuracy and precision fission cross-section measurements". United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2014.05.057. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1343003.
@article{osti_1343003,
title = {A time projection chamber for high accuracy and precision fission cross-section measurements},
author = {Heffner, M. and Asner, D. M. and Baker, R. G. and Baker, J. and Barrett, S. and Brune, C. and Bundgaard, J. and Burgett, E. and Carter, D. and Cunningham, M. and Deaven, J. and Duke, D. L. and Greife, U. and Grimes, S. and Hager, U. and Hertel, N. and Hill, T. and Isenhower, D. and Jewell, K. and King, J. and Klay, J. L. and Kleinrath, V. and Kornilov, N. and Kudo, R. and Laptev, A. B. and Leonard, M. and Loveland, W. and Massey, T. N. and McGrath, C. and Meharchand, R. and Montoya, L. and Pickle, N. and Qu, H. and Riot, V. and Ruz, J. and Sangiorgio, S. and Seilhan, B. and Sharma, S. and Snyder, L. and Stave, S. and Tatishvili, G. and Thornton, R. T. and Tovesson, F. and Towell, D. and Towell, R. S. and Watson, S. and Wendt, B. and Wood, L. and Yao, L.},
abstractNote = {The fission Time Projection Chamber (fissionTPC) is a compact (15 cm diameter) two-chamber MICROMEGAS TPC designed to make precision cross-section measurements of neutron-induced fission. The actinide targets are placed on the central cathode and irradiated with a neutron beam that passes axially through the TPC inducing fission in the target. The 4π acceptance for fission fragments and complete charged particle track reconstruction are powerful features of the fissionTPC which will be used to measure fission cross-sections and examine the associated systematic errors. This study provides a detailed description of the design requirements, the design solutions, and the initial performance of the fissionTPC.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nima.2014.05.057},
journal = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment},
number = C,
volume = 759,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {5}
}