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Counting neutrons from the spontaneous fission of 238-U using scintillation detectors and mixed field analysers

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Counting neutrons from the spontaneous fission of 238-U using scintillation detectors and mixed field analysers. / Parker, Helen; Joyce, Malcolm; Jones, Ashley Richard.

2015. Paper presented at ANIMMA - Advancements in Nuclear instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications, Lisbon, Portugal.

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Parker, H, Joyce, M & Jones, AR 2015, 'Counting neutrons from the spontaneous fission of 238-U using scintillation detectors and mixed field analysers', Paper presented at ANIMMA - Advancements in Nuclear instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications, Lisbon, Portugal, 20/04/15 - 24/04/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/ANIMMA.2015.7465617

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Parker, H., Joyce, M., & Jones, A. R. (2015). Counting neutrons from the spontaneous fission of 238-U using scintillation detectors and mixed field analysers. Paper presented at ANIMMA - Advancements in Nuclear instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications, Lisbon, Portugal. https://doi.org/10.1109/ANIMMA.2015.7465617

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Parker H, Joyce M, Jones AR. Counting neutrons from the spontaneous fission of 238-U using scintillation detectors and mixed field analysers. 2015. Paper presented at ANIMMA - Advancements in Nuclear instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications, Lisbon, Portugal. doi: 10.1109/ANIMMA.2015.7465617

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Parker, Helen ; Joyce, Malcolm ; Jones, Ashley Richard. / Counting neutrons from the spontaneous fission of 238-U using scintillation detectors and mixed field analysers. Paper presented at ANIMMA - Advancements in Nuclear instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications, Lisbon, Portugal.

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abstract = "It is well documented that 238-U decays by spontaneous fission, and that it is the main component of most nuclear fuels. As nuclear fuels are largely classed as Special Nuclear Material (SNM), they have to be fully accounted for by owners and processing facilities. One possible method for verifying declared amounts of SNM is to count the spontaneous neutrons produced from 238-U. Using four EJ-309 liquid scintillation detectors and a mixed field analyser, spontaneous neutrons from 16.4 g of depleted uranium (0.3% enrichment) have been assayed. The assay method shows promising results and this proof of principle will be researched further in order for it to be applied in an industrial setting.",
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