Irradiation tests in BR2 of miniature fission chambers in pulse, Campbelling and current mode

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Authors

  • Ludo Vermeeren
  • Benoit Geslot
  • Stéphane Breaud
  • Philippe Filliatre
  • Christian Jammes
  • Annabelle Legrand
  • Loic Barbot

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Abstract

The FNDS system ("Fast Neutron Detection System") for the on-line in-pile detection of the fast neutron flux in the presence of a significant thermal neutron flux and a high gamma dose rate is being developed in the framework of the SCK•CEN-CEA Laboratoire Commun. The system has been patented in 2008. The system consists of a miniature Pu-242 fission chamber as main detector, complemented by a U-235 fission chamber or a rhodium Self-Powered Neutron Detector (SPND) for thermal neutron flux monitoring and a dedicated acquisition system that also takes care of the processing of the signals from both detectors to extract fast neutron flux data. This paper describes a FNDS qualification experiment in the SCK•CEN BR2 reactor, with experimental results on a large set of fission chambers in current and Campbelling mode.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications (ANIMMA), 2011
Place of PublicationUnited States
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2012
Event2011 - ANIMMA - Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications: International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation, Measurement Methods and their Applications - Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 6 Jun 20119 Jun 2011

Conference

Conference2011 - ANIMMA - Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications
CountryBelgium
CityGhent
Period2011-06-062011-06-09

Keywords

  • Fast neutron flux, fission chamber, Campbelling mode

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