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Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

First Committee Member

Daniel Cook

Number of Pages



In this study, the neutron production of an electron accelerator target is analyzed. A large neutron flux is desired for transmutation research. Previously used targets were tested at 1 kW, but this particular target was designed to be used with powers up to 20 kW. In order to test the effectiveness of the design in creating neutrons, the target needed to be tested. The 20 kW beam was not available for testing so this target was tested at powers under 1 kW. The experiments were modeled using a particle transport code, MCNPX, and the target produced an average of 1x1012 neutrons/second in models. Almost all models produced 198Au decay rates higher than the experimental results, which has also been seen in previous tests of the targets used on the Reactor Accelerator Coupling Experiments project.


Analysis; High; Neutronics; Power; Race; Target

Controlled Subject

Nuclear engineering

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1.06 MB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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