Passive and Active Radiation Measurements Capability at the INL Zero Power Physics Reactor (ZPPR) Facility

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The Zero Power Physics Reactor (ZPPR) facility is a Department of Energy facility located in the Idaho National Laboratory’s (INL) Materials and Fuels Complex. It contains various nuclear and non-nuclear materials that are available to support many radiation measurement assessments. User-selected, single material, nuclear and non-nuclear materials can be readily utilized with ZPPR clamshell containers with almost no criticality concerns. If custom, multi-material configurations are desired, the ZPPR clamshell or an approved aluminum Inspection Object (IO) Box container may be utilized, yet each specific material configuration will require a criticality assessment. As an example of the specialized material configurations possible, ... continued below

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Neibert, Robert; Zabriskie, John; Knight, Collin & Jones, James L. December 1, 2010.

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The Zero Power Physics Reactor (ZPPR) facility is a Department of Energy facility located in the Idaho National Laboratory’s (INL) Materials and Fuels Complex. It contains various nuclear and non-nuclear materials that are available to support many radiation measurement assessments. User-selected, single material, nuclear and non-nuclear materials can be readily utilized with ZPPR clamshell containers with almost no criticality concerns. If custom, multi-material configurations are desired, the ZPPR clamshell or an approved aluminum Inspection Object (IO) Box container may be utilized, yet each specific material configuration will require a criticality assessment. As an example of the specialized material configurations possible, the National Nuclear Security Agency’s Office of Nuclear Verification (NNSA/NA 243) has sponsored the assembly of six material configurations. These are shown in the Appendixes and have been designated for semi-permanent storage that can be available to support various radiation measurement applications.

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  • Report No.: INL/EXT-11-20876
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-05ID14517
  • DOI: 10.2172/1023501 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1023501
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc836620

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Neibert, Robert; Zabriskie, John; Knight, Collin & Jones, James L. Passive and Active Radiation Measurements Capability at the INL Zero Power Physics Reactor (ZPPR) Facility, report, December 1, 2010; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc836620/: accessed November 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.