Virtual Gamma Ray Radiation Sources through Neutron Radiative Capture

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The countrate response of a gamma spectrometry system from a neutron radiation source behind a plane of moderating material doped with a nuclide of a large radiative neutron capture cross-section exhibits a countrate response analogous to a gamma radiation source at the same position from the detector. Using a planar, surface area of the neutron moderating material exposed to the neutron radiation produces a larger area under the prompt gamma ray peak in the detector than a smaller area of dimensions relative to the active volume of the gamma detection system.

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Scott Wilde, Raymond Keegan July 1, 2008.

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The countrate response of a gamma spectrometry system from a neutron radiation source behind a plane of moderating material doped with a nuclide of a large radiative neutron capture cross-section exhibits a countrate response analogous to a gamma radiation source at the same position from the detector. Using a planar, surface area of the neutron moderating material exposed to the neutron radiation produces a larger area under the prompt gamma ray peak in the detector than a smaller area of dimensions relative to the active volume of the gamma detection system.

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  • American Nuclear Society: 2008 Annual Meeting; "Nuclear Science and Technology: Now Arriving on Main Street"; June 8-12, 2008; Anaheim, CA; Disneyland Hotel

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Scott Wilde, Raymond Keegan. Virtual Gamma Ray Radiation Sources through Neutron Radiative Capture, article, July 1, 2008; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc893662/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.