A Monte Carlo-aided design of a modular 241Am-Be neutron irradiator

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Monte Carlo studies aimed at designing a modular 241Am-Be neutron irradiator for testing neutron detectors and personal dosimeters and processing large volume samples are reportedin this study.The evaluation of the shapes and thicknesses of the moderator and shielding materials was carried out by a MCNP5 Monte Carlo simulation code. The reliability of the simulation wasexperimentally verified by the activation of gold foils and TLD dosimeter measurements in anirradiation cell placed at the center of the test configuration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-272
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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