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Title: Hermes III endpoint energy calculation from photonuclear activation of 197Au and 58Ni foils

A new process has been developed to characterize the endpoint energy of HERMES III on a shot-to-shot basis using standard dosimetry tools from the Sandia Radiation Measurements Laboratory. Photonuclear activation readings from nickel and gold foils are used in conjunction with calcium fluoride thermoluminescent dosimeters to derive estimated electron endpoint energies for a series of HERMES shots. The results are reasonably consistent with the expected endpoint voltages on those shots.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1322293
Report Number(s):
SAND2014--17360
537090; TRN: US1700274
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; X-RAY SOURCES; CALIBRATION; SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES; GOLD 197 TARGET; NICKEL 58 TARGET; PHOTONUCLEAR REACTIONS; PHOTONEUTRONS; GOLD 196; NICKEL 57; CALCIUM FLUORIDES; THERMOLUMINESCENT DOSEMETERS; ELECTRONS; FOILS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL