Volume 3, Issue 8 (September 2006)

    Measurements and Monte Carlo Calculations of Gamma and Neutron Flux Spectra Inside and Behind Iron/Steel/Water Configurations

    (Received 20 June 2005; accepted 17 May 2006)

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    Abstract

    Gamma and neutron flux spectra were measured inside and behind various combined iron, steel, and water slabs, which were set up in the radial beams of the zero-power training and research reactors Ausbildungskernreaktor of the Technical University Dresden and Zittauer Lehr- und Forschungsreaktor of the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Goerlitz. The measurements were carried out with a liquid NE-213 scintillation spectrometer in the energy ranges 0.23–10 MeV for photons and 1–20 MeV for neutrons. These experiments were simulated with the Monte Carlo transport codes MCNP-4C2 and TRAMO. With MCNP the point-wise energy representation of the nuclear data from ENDF/B-VI library, release 8, was used. For TRAMO effective group cross sections were prepared by means of NJOY from the same data library. The paper describes the experiments and calculations and presents and compares some results.


    Author Information:

    Boehmer, B
    Research Engineer, Research Center Rossendorf, Dresden,

    Konheiser, J
    Research Engineer, Research Center Rossendorf, Dresden,

    Noack, K
    Research Engineer, Research Center Rossendorf, Dresden,

    Rogov, A
    Research Engineer, Research Center Rossendorf, Dresden,

    Stephan, I
    Research Engineer, Research Center Rossendorf, Dresden,

    Hansen, W
    Research Engineer, Technical University Dresden, Dresden,

    Hinke, D
    Research Engineer, Technical University Dresden, Dresden,

    Unholzer, S
    Research Engineer, Technical University Dresden, Dresden,

    Grantz, M
    Graduate Research Assistant and Professor, University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Goerlitz, Zittau,

    Mehner, H-C
    Graduate Research Assistant and Professor, University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Goerlitz, Zittau,


    Stock #: JAI13457

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI13457

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    Title Measurements and Monte Carlo Calculations of Gamma and Neutron Flux Spectra Inside and Behind Iron/Steel/Water Configurations
    Symposium Reactor Dosimetry, 12th International Symposium, 2005-05-13
    Committee E10