Inventory verification measurements using neutron multiplicity counting

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This paper describes a series of neutron multiplicity measurements of large plutonium samples at the Los Alamos Plutonium Facility. The measurements were corrected for bias caused by neutron energy spectrum shifts and nonuniform multiplication, and are compared with calorimetry/isotopics. The results show that multiplicity counting can increase measurement throughput and yield good verification results for some inventory categories. The authors provide recommendations on the future application of the technique to inventory verification.

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Ensslin, N.; Foster, L.A.; Harker, W.C.; Krick, M.S. & Langner, D.G. December 31, 1998.

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This paper describes a series of neutron multiplicity measurements of large plutonium samples at the Los Alamos Plutonium Facility. The measurements were corrected for bias caused by neutron energy spectrum shifts and nonuniform multiplication, and are compared with calorimetry/isotopics. The results show that multiplicity counting can increase measurement throughput and yield good verification results for some inventory categories. The authors provide recommendations on the future application of the technique to inventory verification.

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INIS; OSTI as DE99001800

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  • 39. Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) annual meeting, Naples, FL (United States), 26-30 Jul 1998

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  • Other: DE99001800
  • Report No.: LA-UR--98-2940
  • Report No.: CONF-980733--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 319606
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc688901

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Ensslin, N.; Foster, L.A.; Harker, W.C.; Krick, M.S. & Langner, D.G. Inventory verification measurements using neutron multiplicity counting, article, December 31, 1998; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc688901/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.