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Recent results and fabrication of micro-pocket fission detectors (MPFD)
Author(s): Martin F. Ohmes; Douglas S. McGregor; J. Kenneth Shultis; A.S.M. Sabbir Ahmed; Rylan Ortiz; Richard W. Olsen
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Paper Abstract

Micro-Pocket Fission Detectors (MPFD) have been developed as real-time in-core neutron flux monitors. Tests have demonstrated linear operation with neutron flux varying through six orders of magnitude while surviving neutron fluences greater than 1016 Their design is naturally background insensitive with high signal to noise pulses. Built from alumina ceramics, these devices are relatively simple to build and are inexpensive. They have been designed for fabrication into large arrays to facilitate 3-D mapping of a reactor core.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6319, Hard X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Detector Physics and Penetrating Radiation Systems VIII, 63191P (20 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.713188
Show Author Affiliations
Martin F. Ohmes, Kansas State Univ. (United States)
Douglas S. McGregor, Kansas State Univ. (United States)
J. Kenneth Shultis, Kansas State Univ. (United States)
A.S.M. Sabbir Ahmed, Kansas State Univ. (United States)
Rylan Ortiz, Kansas State Univ. (United States)
Richard W. Olsen, Sandia National Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6319:
Hard X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Detector Physics and Penetrating Radiation Systems VIII
F. Patrick Doty; Larry A. Franks; Arnold Burger; H. Bradford Barber; Hans Roehrig; Ralph B. James, Editor(s)

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