Neutron spectra in the PSU breazeale reactor neutron beam

E. Burgett, N. Hertel, D. Sahin, K. Unlu

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The neutron spectra in the PSBR was measured, the neutron spectra at the exit to the beam port principally consists of thermal neutrons as expected, but also has a peak at higher energies (between 100 keV and 1 MeV). The gold activation foil spectrum obtained from measurements at 900 kW compates very well with the spectra obtained at 50 and 100 W using the active detector system. It was determined that a fluence rate of 487.6 ± 31 neutrons per cm 2 per second per watt with an average energy of 38.96 keV including the thermal component.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-280
Number of pages2
JournalTransactions of the American Nuclear Society
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event2008 Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo: Nuclear Power-Ready, Steady, Go - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Nov 9 2008Nov 13 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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