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


  • Author: Reyna, D. E.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: McKeown, R. W.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Physics, High Energy
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Univ., Drexel
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Science.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Argonne National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 2006-10-27


  • Other


  • Content Description: 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.


  • Keyword: Monitoring
  • Keyword: Power Reactors
  • Keyword: Liquid Scintillators
  • Keyword: Reactors
  • Keyword: Sensitivity
  • Keyword: Safeguards
  • Keyword: Neutrinos
  • Keyword: Efficiency
  • STI Subject Categories: 11 Nuclear Fuel Cycle And Fuel Materials
  • Keyword: Positrons
  • Keyword: Nuclear Fuels
  • Keyword: Design
  • Keyword: Neutron Detection
  • Keyword: Simulation
  • STI Subject Categories: 21 Specific Nuclear Reactors And Associated Plants
  • Keyword: Performance


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


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