Advances in nuclear instrumentation for safeguards

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This paper describes detectors, instrumentation, and analytical methods under development to address the above issues. The authors will describe work underway on room-temperature semiconductors including attempts to model the response of these detectors to improve spectrum analysis procedures and detector design. Computerized tomography is used in many medical and industrial applications; they are developing both gamma-ray and neutron tomography for improved measurements of waste and direct-use materials. Modern electronics and scintillation detectors should permit the development of fast neutron coincidence detectors with dramatically improved signal-to-noise ratios. For active measurements, they are studying several improved neutron sources, including a high-fluence, plasma-based, ... continued below

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Prettyman, T.H.; Reilly, T.D.; Miller, M.C.; Hollas, C.L.; Pickrell, M.M.; Prommel, J.M. et al. December 31, 1996.

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This paper describes detectors, instrumentation, and analytical methods under development to address the above issues. The authors will describe work underway on room-temperature semiconductors including attempts to model the response of these detectors to improve spectrum analysis procedures and detector design. Computerized tomography is used in many medical and industrial applications; they are developing both gamma-ray and neutron tomography for improved measurements of waste and direct-use materials. Modern electronics and scintillation detectors should permit the development of fast neutron coincidence detectors with dramatically improved signal-to-noise ratios. For active measurements, they are studying several improved neutron sources, including a high-fluence, plasma-based, d-t generator. New analysis tools from information theory may permit one to better combine data from different measurement systems. This paper attempts to briefly describe a range of new sensors, electronics, and data analysis methods under study at Los Alamos and other laboratories to promote discussion of promising technology that they may bring to bear on these important global issues.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97002302

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  • European Safeguards R&D Association/Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (ESARDA/INMM) workshop on science and modern technology in safeguards, Arona (Italy), 28-31 Oct 1996

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  • Other: DE97002302
  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-3757
  • Report No.: CONF-9610207--5
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 432938
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc688344

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Prettyman, T.H.; Reilly, T.D.; Miller, M.C.; Hollas, C.L.; Pickrell, M.M.; Prommel, J.M. et al. Advances in nuclear instrumentation for safeguards, article, December 31, 1996; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc688344/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.