Title: Monte Carlo Simulation of Neutron Counters for Safeguard Applications
Authors: LOOMAN MarcPEERANI PaoloTAGZIRIA Hamid
Citation: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SP vol. 598 no. 2 p. 542-550
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publication Year: 2009
JRC Publication N°: JRC46647
ISSN: 0168-9002
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2008.09.040
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC46647
DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2008.09.040
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: MCNP_PTA is a new Monte Carlo code for the simulation of neutron counters for nuclear safeguard applications developed at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra (Italy). After some preliminary considerations outlining the general aspects involved in the computational modelling of neutron counters, this paper describes the specific details and approximations which make up the basis of the model implemented in the code. One of the major improvements allowed by the use of Monte Carlo simulation is a considerable reduction in both the experimental work and in the reference materials required for the calibration of the instruments. This new approach to the calibration of counters using Monte Carlo simulation techniques is also discussed.
JRC Institute:Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen

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