STP1228: Applicability of Superheated Drop (Bubble) Detectors to Reactor Dosimetry

    d'Errico, F
    Research scholar and professor, Università degli Studi di Pisa, Pisa,

    Alberts, WG
    Senior scientists, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig,

    Apfel, RE
    Professor, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

    Curzio, G
    Research scholar and professor, Università degli Studi di Pisa, Pisa,

    Guldbakke, S
    Professor, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

    Pages: 8    Published: Jan 1994


    Abstract

    The characteristics of superheated drop (bubble) detectors (SDD's) have been reviewed with respect to the possible application of these devices in reactor dosimetry. In particular, their ability to measure neutrons in the presence of a high noise level, elevated temperatures and intense γ background has been investigated. Based on these studies, the use of SDD's is proposed for the monitoring and analysis of neutron emission from spent fuel assemblies. Finally, the possibility to employ these detectors in radiation protection dosimetry around power plants is discussed.

    Keywords:

    superheated drop detectors, neutron detection and spectrometry, spent fuel monitoring, radiation protection dosimetry


    Paper ID: STP15115S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E10.07

    DOI: 10.1520/STP15115S


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