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    STP1398

    A Novel Neutron Spectrometer with Response of Wide Energy Range

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    Abstract

    A neutron spectrometer has been developed to measure energy spectra of neutrons in the energy range from thermal to a few tens MeV. The detector consists of a spherical polyethylene moderator with a diameter of 30 cm and 19 pairs of 6Li- and 7Li-glass scintillators arranged along the orthogonal x-, y-, and z-axes of the sphere. The pairs can obtain the thermal neutron flux distribution in the sphere. The energy spectrum of the incident neutrons can be extracted from the information on the thermal neutron flux distribution in the moderator.

    The detector characteristics have been examined with the Monte Carlo simulations and the experiments using monoenergetic neutrons. The response obtained by the experiments and that by the simulations show good agreement. The energy spectra of the monoenergetic neutron beams have been obtained by using the unfolding codes, SAND2 and J-log with the response function obtained with the simulations. In spite of white initial guess spectra, the unfolded energy spectra agree well with the true ones.

    Keywords:

    neutrons, Li, glass scintillator, spectrometer, moderator, unfolding


    Author Information:

    Uritani, A
    Associate professor, graduate student, graduate student, assistant professor and professor, Nagoya University, Nagoya,

    Makihara, Y
    Associate professor, graduate student, graduate student, assistant professor and professor, Nagoya University, Nagoya,

    Yamaguchi, S
    Associate professor, graduate student, graduate student, assistant professor and professor, Nagoya University, Nagoya,

    Kawarabayashi, J
    Associate professor, graduate student, graduate student, assistant professor and professor, Nagoya University, Nagoya,

    Iguchi, T
    Associate professor, graduate student, graduate student, assistant professor and professor, Nagoya University, Nagoya,

    Mori, C
    Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Aichi Institute of Technology, Toyota,

    Toyokawa, H
    Researcher, researcher, senior researcher, Electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba,

    Takeda, N
    Researcher, researcher, senior researcher, Electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba,

    Kudo, K
    Researcher, researcher, senior researcher, Electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba,

    Sato, O
    Senior staff researcher, Mitsubishi Research Institute Inc., Tokyo,

    Iwai, S
    Manager, Nuclear Development Co., Omiya,


    Committee/Subcommittee: E10.08

    DOI: 10.1520/STP13659S