Boron-10 ABUNCL Models of Fuel Testing

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The Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Safeguards and Security (NA-241) is supporting the project Coincidence Counting With Boron-Based Alternative Neutron Detection Technology at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for the development of a 3He proportional counter alternative neutron coincidence counter. The goal of this project is to design, build and demonstrate a system based upon 10B-lined proportional tubes in a configuration typical for 3He-based coincidence counter applications. This report provides results from MCNP simulations of the General Electric Reuter-Stokes Alternative Boron-Based Uranium Neutron Coincidence Collar (ABUNCL) active configuration model with fuel pins previously measured at Los Alamos National Laboratory. ... continued below

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Siciliano, Edward R.; Lintereur, Azaree T.; Kouzes, Richard T. & Ely, James H. October 1, 2013.

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The Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Safeguards and Security (NA-241) is supporting the project Coincidence Counting With Boron-Based Alternative Neutron Detection Technology at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for the development of a 3He proportional counter alternative neutron coincidence counter. The goal of this project is to design, build and demonstrate a system based upon 10B-lined proportional tubes in a configuration typical for 3He-based coincidence counter applications. This report provides results from MCNP simulations of the General Electric Reuter-Stokes Alternative Boron-Based Uranium Neutron Coincidence Collar (ABUNCL) active configuration model with fuel pins previously measured at Los Alamos National Laboratory. A comparison of the GE-ABUNCL simulations and simulations of 3He based UNCL-II active counter (the system for which the GE-ABUNCL was targeted to replace) with the same fuel pin assemblies is also provided.

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  • Report No.: PNNL-22947
  • Grant Number: AC05-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/1115843 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1115843
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc871198

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Siciliano, Edward R.; Lintereur, Azaree T.; Kouzes, Richard T. & Ely, James H. Boron-10 ABUNCL Models of Fuel Testing, report, October 1, 2013; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc871198/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.