A neutron counter for small samples

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The Inventory Sample Counter Model IV is the most recent neutron coincidence counter specifically designed to measure small samples. We used a combination of measurement experience and Monte Carlo modeling to design a neutron counter that can provide measurement results with an accuracy of 0.5% or better. Some applications incorporate a high-resolution detector into the neutron counter. This allows the simultaneous measurement of the plutonium isotopics using the passive gamma-ray emission and the measurement of the [sup 240]Pu effective mass using the passive neutron emission. The two results are then combined to yield the plutonium mass.

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Sprinkle, J.K. Jr.; Menlove, H.O.; Miller, M.C.; Russo, P.A. & Jorgensen, C. January 1, 1993.

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The Inventory Sample Counter Model IV is the most recent neutron coincidence counter specifically designed to measure small samples. We used a combination of measurement experience and Monte Carlo modeling to design a neutron counter that can provide measurement results with an accuracy of 0.5% or better. Some applications incorporate a high-resolution detector into the neutron counter. This allows the simultaneous measurement of the plutonium isotopics using the passive gamma-ray emission and the measurement of the [sup 240]Pu effective mass using the passive neutron emission. The two results are then combined to yield the plutonium mass.

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  • 15. annual symposium of the European Safeguards Research and Development Association: safeguards and nuclear materials management, Rome (Italy), 11-13 May 1993

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  • Other: DE93012709
  • Report No.: LA-UR-93-1640
  • Report No.: CONF-930533--2
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6384698
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1209053

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Sprinkle, J.K. Jr.; Menlove, H.O.; Miller, M.C.; Russo, P.A. & Jorgensen, C. A neutron counter for small samples, article, January 1, 1993; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1209053/: accessed January 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.