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Title: Neutron spectra from Neutron Standards Laboratory (LPN/CIEMAT) sources with two Bonner sphere spectrometers
Authors: Mendez Villafañe, Roberto
Lacerda, Marco Aurelio
Campo, Xandra
Lorente, Alfredo
Ibañez Fernández, Sviatoslav
Gallego Díaz, Eduardo
Vega Carrillo, Héctor René
Issue Date: Feb-2019
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: The Neutron Standards Laboratory (LPN: Laboratorio de Patrones Neutrónicos) of the Ionizing Radiation Metrology Laboratory (LMRI) of the CIEMAT (Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Tecnológicas) has two calibration neutron sources, 241Am-Be and 252Cf. Studies to verify the shielding of the facility and to characterize the neutron field in the irradiation room have been carried out using Monte Carlo methods. However, spectral measurements were not performed yet. In this study, we measured the total and direct neutron spectra of both calibration neutron sources. Two different Bonner Sphere Spectrometers (BSS) systems were allocated to 115 cm from the sources, on the calibration bench, with and without the shadow cones (SC). From the count rates obtained with both BSS systems (BSS-6LiI and BSS-3He), the total neutron spectrum and direct neutron spectrum were unfolded. Total and direct spectra obtained for the 241Am-Be and 252Cf sources with the MCNPX and different BSS systems, unfold codes and response matrices presented similar shape and are consistent with each other.
URI: http://localhost/xmlui/handle/20.500.11845/813
ISSN: 0969-806X
Other Identifiers: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
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