EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 231, 20208th International Meeting of Union for Compact Accelerator-Driven Neutron Sources (UCANS-8)
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|Published online||11 March 2020|
Thermal neutron intensity measurement with fission chamber in current, pulse and Campbell modes
1 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141980, Dubna Moscow region, Russia
2 National Fusion Research Institute, Daejon, Republic of Korea
3 Korea Astronomy & Space Science Institute, Daejon, Republic of Korea
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 11 March 2020
In thermal nuclear reactors, most of the power is generated by thermal neutron induced fission. Therefore, fission chambers with targets that respond directly to slow neutrons are of great interest for thermal neutron flux measurements due to relatively low sensitivity to gamma radiation. However, the extreme conditions associated with experiments at very low cross section demand highly possible thermal neutron flux, leading often to substantial design changes. In this paper we report design of a fission chamber for wide range (from 10 to 1012 n/cm2 sec) measurement of thermal neutron flux. Test experiments were performed at the first beam of IBR2 pulsed reactor using digital pulse processing (DPP) technique with modern waveform digitizers (WFD). The neutron pulses detected by the fission chamber in each burst (5 Hz repetition rate) of the reactor were digitized and recorded to PC memory for further on-line and off-line analysis. New method is suggested to make link between the pulse counting, the current mode and the Campbell technique.
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