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Title: Radioxenon net count calculations revisited

Abstract

Since 1998, there have been improvements in the capability to detect radioxenon in air in the International Monitoring System operated by the Preparatory Commission of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. The upgrades to both hardware and software have resulted in next-generation versions of the radioxenon systems. As part of the improvement process, this paper explores radioxenon data analysis improvements beyond the original radioxenon beta-gamma analysis equations of the net count calculation method that were first formulated in 2000. In addition, it provides recommendations to further improve analysis and refinement of the equations. The areas of improvement are described in terms of equations, physical detectors, and field-testing. These recommendations are provided with the intention of improving accuracy and precision of the radioxenon measurements.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [4];  [1];  [1];  [4];  [4];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [4];  [4];  [4]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [4];  [4];  [5]
  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  2. Instrumental Software Technologies, Inc., Saratoga Springs, NY (United States)
  3. National Nuclear Security Administration, Washington, D.C. (United States)
  4. Vienna International Centre, Vienna (Austria)
  5. Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz (BfS), Freiburg (Germany)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568061
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-140411
Journal ID: ISSN 0236-5731
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 321; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0236-5731
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
radioxenon; beta-gamma analysis; CTBT; Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty; field testing; Internation Monitoring System; net count calculation

Citation Formats

Cooper, Matthew W., Auer, Matthias, Bowyer, Theodore W., Casey, Leslie A., Elmgren, Klas, Ely, James H., Foxe, Michael P., Gheddou, Abdelhakim, Gohla, Herbert, Hayes, James C., Johnson, Christine M., Kalinowski, Martin, Klingberg, Franziska J., Liu, Boxue, Mayer, Michael F., McIntyre, Justin I., Plenteda, Romano, Popov, Vladimir, and Zahringer, Matthias. Radioxenon net count calculations revisited. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1007/s10967-019-06565-y.
Cooper, Matthew W., Auer, Matthias, Bowyer, Theodore W., Casey, Leslie A., Elmgren, Klas, Ely, James H., Foxe, Michael P., Gheddou, Abdelhakim, Gohla, Herbert, Hayes, James C., Johnson, Christine M., Kalinowski, Martin, Klingberg, Franziska J., Liu, Boxue, Mayer, Michael F., McIntyre, Justin I., Plenteda, Romano, Popov, Vladimir, & Zahringer, Matthias. Radioxenon net count calculations revisited. United States. doi:10.1007/s10967-019-06565-y.
Cooper, Matthew W., Auer, Matthias, Bowyer, Theodore W., Casey, Leslie A., Elmgren, Klas, Ely, James H., Foxe, Michael P., Gheddou, Abdelhakim, Gohla, Herbert, Hayes, James C., Johnson, Christine M., Kalinowski, Martin, Klingberg, Franziska J., Liu, Boxue, Mayer, Michael F., McIntyre, Justin I., Plenteda, Romano, Popov, Vladimir, and Zahringer, Matthias. Tue . "Radioxenon net count calculations revisited". United States. doi:10.1007/s10967-019-06565-y. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568061.
@article{osti_1568061,
title = {Radioxenon net count calculations revisited},
author = {Cooper, Matthew W. and Auer, Matthias and Bowyer, Theodore W. and Casey, Leslie A. and Elmgren, Klas and Ely, James H. and Foxe, Michael P. and Gheddou, Abdelhakim and Gohla, Herbert and Hayes, James C. and Johnson, Christine M. and Kalinowski, Martin and Klingberg, Franziska J. and Liu, Boxue and Mayer, Michael F. and McIntyre, Justin I. and Plenteda, Romano and Popov, Vladimir and Zahringer, Matthias},
abstractNote = {Since 1998, there have been improvements in the capability to detect radioxenon in air in the International Monitoring System operated by the Preparatory Commission of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. The upgrades to both hardware and software have resulted in next-generation versions of the radioxenon systems. As part of the improvement process, this paper explores radioxenon data analysis improvements beyond the original radioxenon beta-gamma analysis equations of the net count calculation method that were first formulated in 2000. In addition, it provides recommendations to further improve analysis and refinement of the equations. The areas of improvement are described in terms of equations, physical detectors, and field-testing. These recommendations are provided with the intention of improving accuracy and precision of the radioxenon measurements.},
doi = {10.1007/s10967-019-06565-y},
journal = {Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry},
number = 2,
volume = 321,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {6}
}

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