This project was developed to test a Russian-built Neutron Multiplicity Detector System (NMDS) for measuring neutrons generated in a central target by a variety of accelerators. To assist in experiment design and evaluation, we use the most advanced high energy radiation transport code, MCNPX, to model experiments. Experimental results are compared to computational predictions and discrepancies are investigated. Initial plans were to conduct experiments using a 70-MeV proton cyclotron at the Crocker Nuclear Laboratory at the University of California at Davis and/or a 20 to 40 MeV electron linac (linear accelerator) at the Idaho Accelerator Center (IAC) at Idaho State University (ISU). Finally, we planned to use the 800-MeV linac at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Accelerator-driven systems; Linear accelerators; Radioactive wastes — Transmutation; Spent reactor fuels
Nuclear | Nuclear Engineering | Oil, Gas, and Energy
Neutron Multiplicity Measurements for the AFCI Program Quarterly Progress Report April-June 2005.
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