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  • Main Title Evaluation of photoneutron production at high energy LINACS


  • Author: Bell, Z.W.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant
    Place of Publication: Tennessee
    Additional Info: Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, TN (United States)


  • Creation: 1995-04-24


  • English


  • Content Description: This report describes an estimate of neutron production at a 9 MeV LINAC, and the potential for photoactivation of materials present at the LINAC facility. It was found that only isotopes of U, W, Ta, and Pb had daughters whose activities might be measurable. The LINAC was found to be capable of producing in the neighborhood of 10{sup 10} neutrons/second from these heavy metals, and that subsequent neutron activation might be more of a concern. Monte Carlo simulation of neutron transport and capture in the concrete and steel found in the LINAC vault indicates that {sup 55}Fe may be produced in measurable quantities.
  • Physical Description: 26 p.


  • Keyword: Daughter Products
  • Keyword: Uranium 234
  • Keyword: Tantalum 180
  • Keyword: Photoneutrons
  • Keyword: Tungsten 186
  • Keyword: Bremsstrahlung
  • Keyword: Computer Calculations
  • Keyword: Mev Range 01-10
  • Keyword: Lead 206
  • Keyword: Neutron Transport
  • STI Subject Categories: 07 Isotope And Radiation Source Technology
  • Keyword: Cross Sections
  • STI Subject Categories: 66 Physics
  • Keyword: Linear Accelerators
  • Keyword: Uranium 235
  • Keyword: Iron 55
  • Keyword: Radioactivation
  • Keyword: Tungsten 182
  • Keyword: Uranium 238
  • Keyword: Neutron Sources


  • Other Information: PBD: 24 Apr 1995


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE96000399
  • Report No.: Y/DW--1367
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OS21400
  • DOI: 10.2172/105856
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 105856
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc618293


  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE96000399