A comparison of the performance of compact neutrino detector designs for nuclear reactor safeguards and monitoring.

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There has been an increasing interest in the monitoring of nuclear fuel for power reactors by detecting the anti-neutrinos produced during operation. Small liquid scintillator detectors have already demonstrated sensitivity to operational power levels, but more sensitive monitoring requires improvements in the efficiency and uniformity of these detectors. In this work, we use a montecarlo simulation to investigate the detector performance of four different detector configurations. Based on the analysis of neutron detection efficiency and positron energy response, we find that the optimal detector design will depend on the goals and restrictions of the specific installation or application. We have ... continued below

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Reyna, D. E.; McKeown, R. W.; Physics, High Energy & Univ., Drexel October 27, 2006.

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There has been an increasing interest in the monitoring of nuclear fuel for power reactors by detecting the anti-neutrinos produced during operation. Small liquid scintillator detectors have already demonstrated sensitivity to operational power levels, but more sensitive monitoring requires improvements in the efficiency and uniformity of these detectors. In this work, we use a montecarlo simulation to investigate the detector performance of four different detector configurations. Based on the analysis of neutron detection efficiency and positron energy response, we find that the optimal detector design will depend on the goals and restrictions of the specific installation or application. We have attempted to present the relevant information so that future detector development can proceed in a profitable direction.

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  • Report No.: ANL-HEP-TR-06-78
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-06CH11357
  • DOI: 10.2172/924686 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 924686
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc900185

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Reyna, D. E.; McKeown, R. W.; Physics, High Energy & Univ., Drexel. A comparison of the performance of compact neutrino detector designs for nuclear reactor safeguards and monitoring., report, October 27, 2006; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc900185/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.