SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1994

Applicability of Superheated Drop (Bubble) Detectors to Reactor Dosimetry


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.

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d'Errico, F
Università degli Studi di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Alberts, WG
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig, Germany
Apfel, RE
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Curzio, G
Università degli Studi di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Guldbakke, S
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
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Developed by Committee: E10
Pages: 225–232
DOI: 10.1520/STP15115S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5281-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1899-7