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# IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science

## Issue 5  Part 2 • Oct. 2010

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• ### [Front cover]

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): C1
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• ### IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science publication information

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): C2
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Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2601 - 2602
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• ### ANIMMA 2009 Conference Overview

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 2603
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• ### Comments by the Guest Editor

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 2604
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• ### List of reviewers

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2605 - 2607
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• ### The ATLAS Calorimeter Trigger Commissioning Using Cosmic Ray Data

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2608 - 2612
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While waiting for the first LHC collisions, the ATLAS detector is undergoing integration exercises performing cosmic ray data taking runs. The ATLAS calorimeter trigger software uses a common framework capable of retrieving, decoding and providing data to different particle identification algorithms. This work reports on the results obtained during the first data-taking period of 2009 with the cal... View full abstract»

• ### Development of a High-Efficiency 4 $pibeta$(LS)– $gamma$ Coincidence System for Direct Measurements of Activity in Radioactive Decay

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2613 - 2616
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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We developed a new 4πβ (LS)-γ coincidence counting system to be used for radionuclide standardization. The liquid scintillation detector used in this system enables the easy preparation of sources without self-absorption. A special β- β coincidence technique is implemented to suppress large thermal and electronic noises, resulting in a higher coincidence efficien... View full abstract»

• ### A Wavelet Packet Transform Inspired Method of Neutron-Gamma Discrimination

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2617 - 2624
Cited by:  Papers (23)
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A Simplified Digital Charge Collection (SDCC) method of discrimination between neutron and gamma pulses in an organic scintillator is presented and compared to the Pulse Gradient Analysis (PGA) discrimination method. Data used in this research were gathered from events arising from the 7Li(p,n)7Be reaction detected by an EJ-301 organic liquid scintillator recorded with a fast... View full abstract»

• ### The Design, Build and Test of a Digital Analyzer for Mixed Radiation Fields

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2625 - 2630
Cited by:  Papers (20)
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The design, build and test of a digital analyzer for mixed radiation fields is described. This instrument has been developed to provide portable, real-time discrimination of hard mixed fields comprising both neutrons and γ rays with energies typically above 0.5 MeV. The instrument in its standard form comprises a sensor head and a system unit, and affords the flexibility to provide processe... View full abstract»

• ### A Novel Digital Pulse-Shape Analysis for High-Resolution Position-Sensitive Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2631 - 2637
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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A novel digital pulse-shape analysis (DPSA) was performed for high-resolution position-sensitive gamma-ray spectroscopy with coaxial-type high-purity germanium (HpGe) detectors. The DPSA consisted of two stages that determined the pulse height, the interaction point and the start time by using the chi-square fitting the digitally recorded pulse shapes with calculated shapes. As the DPSA was applie... View full abstract»

• ### Interpretation of In-Pile Oscillation Experiments in the Minerve Facility for the Improvement of Fission Product Cross Sections

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2638 - 2641
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This document describes the interpretation of in-pile oscillation experiments in the Minerve facility at the CEA Cadarache. The objective of this study is the improvement of fission products (FPs) cross sections. The experimental device and the oscillation technique are described in a first part, then the interpretation method, based upon the deterministic Apollo2.8 code, is presented in a second ... View full abstract»

• ### Measurement and Evaluation of the Irradiation Test Parameters for a Specimen in a HANARO Material Irradiation Capsule

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2642 - 2646
Cited by:  Papers (3)
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A material capsule system has been developed for irradiation tests of nuclear materials in the core region of the high-flux advanced neutron application reactor (HANARO) and has been actively utilized for the various material irradiation tests requested by numerous users. For an irradiation test in the reactor, nuclear characteristics and irradiation temperature of the capsule parts are essential ... View full abstract»

• ### Evaluation of In-Pile Neutron Signals During the Start-Up Phase of the FRM II Compact Core Reactor

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2647 - 2652
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Wide range detector signals accompanied all steps of the start-up of FRM II. The work analyzes quantitatively the absolute detector signal strengths at the different nuclear start up steps. A further interest was to assess on the reactivity of the core as early as possible. View full abstract»

• ### New Sensors for the Advanced Test Reactor National Scientific User Facility

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2653 - 2661
Cited by:  Papers (3)
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A key component of the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) National Scientific User Facility (NSUF) effort is to develop and evaluate in-pile instrumentation capable of providing real-time measurements of key parameters during irradiation. This paper describes the strategy for prioritizing instrumentation needs and the program to develop new or enhanced sensors to address these needs. Accomplishments from... View full abstract»

• ### Full Autonomous Monitoring Tools Inside Nuclear Reactor Building

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2662 - 2669
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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In this paper, we define, design and test a radiation tolerant full autonomous monitoring tool for Nuclear embedded applications. The goal of the instrumentation system was to record the values of some parameters such as dose, temperature or vibrations appearing inside the containment building of nuclear power plants (NPPs) during periods of electricity generation. The analysis of these data will ... View full abstract»

• ### Application of Integral Ex-Core and Differential In-Core Neutron Measurements for Adjustment of Fuel Burn-Up Distributions in VVER-1000

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2670 - 2675
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The paper deals with calculational and semi-analytical evaluations of VVER-1000 reactor core neutron source distributions and their influence on measurements and calculations of the integral through-vessel neutron leakage. Time-integrated neutron source distributions used for DORT calculations were prepared by two different approaches based on a) calculated fuel burn-up (standard routine procedure... View full abstract»

• ### Valuation of Power Oscillations in a BWR After Control Rod Banks Withdrawal Events

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2676 - 2682
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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The out-of-phase mode of oscillation is a very challenging type of instability occurring in BWR (Boiling Water Reactor) and its study is relevant because of the safety implications related to the capability to promptly detect any such inadvertent occurrence by in-core neutron detectors, thus triggering the necessary countermeasures in terms of selected rod insertion or even reactor shutdown. In th... View full abstract»

• ### In-Core Fuel Performance and Material Characterization in the Halden Reactor

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2683 - 2688
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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Reliable in-core instrumentation has been developed for measuring all key parameters for fuel studies such as fission gas release, fuel temperature, fuel swelling, cladding creep, etc. Improvements of the linear variable displacement transducer (LVDT), the diameter gauge and the pressure sensor are detailed in this article. For material corrosion studies, new electrochemical sensors have been deve... View full abstract»

• ### Implementation of New Reactivity Measurement System and New Reactor Noise Analysis Equipment in a VVER-440 Nuclear Power Plant

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2689 - 2696
Cited by:  Papers (4)
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The paper deals with two recently developed, high-precision nuclear measurement systems installed at the VVER-440 units of the Hungarian Paks NPP. Both developments were motivated by the reactor power increase to 108%, and by the planned plant service time extension. The first part describes the RMR start-up reactivity measurement system with advanced services. High-precision picoampere meters wer... View full abstract»

• ### Neutron Commissioning in the New CABRI Water Loop Facility

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2697 - 2701
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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The CABRI experimental reactor is located at the Cadarache nuclear research center, southern France. It is operated by the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and devoted to Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN) safety programs. It has been successfully operated during the last 30 years, enlightening the knowledge of FBR and LWR fuel behavior during Reactivit... View full abstract»

• ### Improvements in the Modeling of Sub-Miniature Fission Chambers Operated in Current Mode

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2702 - 2707
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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We review the theoretical basis necessary to model sub-miniature fission chambers operated in current mode. For these detectors, we propose formulae for the lower and upper limits of the saturation zone, obtained through analytical and numerical solutions of the charge transport equations. Using these results, we calculate the voltage width of the saturation plateau, as a function of parameters su... View full abstract»

• ### Neutronic Evaluation of a MHR System to Transmutation of Minor Actinides

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2708 - 2713
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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The goal is to simulate the modular helium reactor (MHR) core to analyze the neutronic parameters behavior due the insertion of Pu isotopes and minor actinides (MAs) using shuffling scheme without compromising the safety parameters. Initially the core is filled with driver fuel (DF). After the burn-up, these fuels are then reprocessed and used to produce the transmutation fuel (TF). Some cycles af... View full abstract»

• ### Application of X-Ray Computer Tomography for Observing the Central Void Formations and the Fuel Pin Deformations of Irradiated FBR Fuel Assemblies

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2714 - 2718
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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In order to observe the structural change in the interior of irradiated fuel assemblies, a non-destructive post-irradiation examination (PIE) technique using X-ray computer tomography (X-ray CT) was developed. This X-ray CT technique was applied to observe the central void formations and fuel pin deformations of fuel assemblies which had been irradiated at high linear heat rating. The central void... View full abstract»

• ### New Techniques of Low Level Environmental Radiation Monitoring at JLab

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):2719 - 2723
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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We present the first long-term environmental radiation monitoring results obtained using the technique of pulse mode readout for the industry-standard Reuter-Stokes RSS-1013 argon-filled high pressure ionization chambers (HPIC). With novel designs for the front-end electronics readout and customized signal processing algorithms, we are capable of detecting individual events of gas ionization in th... View full abstract»

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IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science focuses on all aspects of the theory and applications of nuclear science and engineering, including instrumentation for the detection and measurement of ionizing radiation; particle accelerators and their controls; nuclear medicine and its application; effects of radiation on materials, components, and systems; reactor instrumentation and controls; and measurement of radiation in space.

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