ARACOR Eagle-matched Operations and Neutron Detector Performance Tests

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A test campaign was undertaken during April 16-19 in LaHonda, California to match the operational performance of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL)Varitron accelerator to that of an ARACOR Eagle accelerator. This Eagle-matched condition, with the INEEL Varitron, will be used during a concept demonstration test at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). This operational characterization involved the use of similar electron beam energies, similar production of photoneutrons from selected non-nuclear materials, and similar production of photofissionbased, delayed neutrons from an INEEL-provided, depleted uranium sample. Then using the matched operation, the Varitron was used to define detector performances for ... continued below

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Jones, James Litton; Haskell, Kevin James; Hoggan, Jerry Matkin & Norman, Daren Reeve June 1, 2002.

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A test campaign was undertaken during April 16-19 in LaHonda, California to match the operational performance of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL)Varitron accelerator to that of an ARACOR Eagle accelerator. This Eagle-matched condition, with the INEEL Varitron, will be used during a concept demonstration test at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). This operational characterization involved the use of similar electron beam energies, similar production of photoneutrons from selected non-nuclear materials, and similar production of photofissionbased, delayed neutrons from an INEEL-provided, depleted uranium sample. Then using the matched operation, the Varitron was used to define detector performances for several INEEL and LANL detectors using the depleted uranium target and Eagle-like, bremsstrahlung collimation. This summary report provides neutron measurements using the INEEL detectors. All delayed neutron data are acquired in the time interval ranging from 4.95 to 19.9 ms after each accelerator pulse. All prompt neutron data are acquired during 0.156 to 4.91 ms after each accelerator pulse. Prompt and delayed neutron counting acquisition intervals can still be optimized.

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  • Report No.: INEEL/EXT-02-00823
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-99ID-13727
  • DOI: 10.2172/911206 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 911206
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc888643

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Jones, James Litton; Haskell, Kevin James; Hoggan, Jerry Matkin & Norman, Daren Reeve. ARACOR Eagle-matched Operations and Neutron Detector Performance Tests, report, June 1, 2002; [Idaho Falls, Idaho]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc888643/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.