# IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science

## Issue 1  Part 2 • Feb. 2011

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Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):C1 - 150
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• ### Acoustic Sensor for In-Pile Fuel Rod Fission Gas Release Measurement

Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):151 - 155
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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Innovative in-pile instrumentation is crucial for advanced experimental programs in research reactors. In this field, we developed a specific acoustic sensor to improve the knowledge of fission gas release in Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) fuel rods when irradiated in Material Testing Reactors (MTR). In order to perform experimental programs related to the study of the fission gas release kinetic... View full abstract»

• ### Noise Thermometry for Nuclear Applications

Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):156 - 160
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The effects of nuclear radiations on conventional thermocouples (type K, C and N) mainly used in irradiation experiments may create significant drifts of the signals. In order to solve these difficulties, the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique has started to develop and qualify in laboratory conditions a miniature device, which combines a noise thermometer and thermocouples, for a future ap... View full abstract»

• ### Simultaneous Experimental Determination of Energy and Intensity of Cyclotron Beams in the Energy Range Below 40 MeV

Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):161 - 169
Cited by:  Papers (3)
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An experimental method for the simultaneous determination of energy and intensity of a charged particle beam is presented and results obtained with proton, 3He2+ and α particle beams in the energy range below 40 MeV are reported. The method is based on activity measurements of at least two radioisotopes produced simultaneously in a thin target sample. The beam energy i... View full abstract»

• ### A Beam Diagnostic System Operating on a Non Contacting Method Under Heavy Radiation Conditions

Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):170 - 176
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The design and the performance of the primary beam diagnostic system operating on a non-intercepting measurement method are described. It was assembled for operation under harsh environmental conditions. The main part of the beam detection system is the Ionization Beam Profile Monitor (IBPM) operating on the ionization of the residual gas principle. The primary beam diagnostic system provides data... View full abstract»

• ### Noise Analysis of Time Variant Shapers in Frequency Domain

Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):177 - 186
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In this paper we discuss the noise analysis of time variant shapers in the frequency domain, based on well established concepts of the theory of time varying circuits. A frequency domain extension of the techniques typically adopted for noise analysis in detector instrumentation is proposed and applied to a classic time variant shaper: the gated integrator. In some cases, this frequency domain met... View full abstract»

• ### Low Noise 64-Channel ASIC for AC and DC Coupled Strip Detectors

Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):187 - 193
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A 64-channel ASIC (SXDR64) aimed to work with both AC and DC coupled detectors (Si, CdTe, GaAs), in a single photon counting mode with an energy window has been developed. Every channel of the ASIC consists of a charge sensitive amplifier, a pole-zero cancellation circuit, a 4th order shaper with programmable gain from 14 μV/e- to 50 μV/e- and peaking time from ... View full abstract»

• ### Fixed-Latency, Multi-Gigabit Serial Links With Xilinx FPGAs

Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):194 - 201
Cited by:  Papers (27)
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Most of the off-the-shelf high-speed Serializer-Deserializer (SerDes) chips do not keep the same latency through the data-path after a reset, a loss of lock or a power cycle. This implementation choice is often made because fixed-latency operations require dedicated circuitry and they are usually not needed for most telecom and data-corn applications. However timing synchronization applications an... View full abstract»

• ### Multi-Channel Amplifier-Discriminator for Highly Time-Resolved Detection

Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):202 - 208
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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A low-power multi-channel amplifier-discriminator was developed for application in highly time-resolved detection systems. The proposed circuit architecture, so-called Nino, is based on a time-over-threshold approach and shows a high potential for time-resolved readout of solid-state photo-detectors and of detectors based on vacuum technologies. The Irpics circuit was designed in a 250 nm CMOS tec... View full abstract»

• ### Revision for Measuring the Radon Exhalation Rate From the Medium Surface

Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):209 - 213
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The radon exhalation rate from the medium surface is commonly derived using a scheme involving a radon detector and an accumulation chamber. The accumulation chamber accumulates the radon gas to make its concentration level inside the chamber detectable by the radon detector in the scheme. The common calculation method for deriving the exhalation rate is based on an assumption that the radon conce... View full abstract»

• ### Threat Detection of Radioactive Contraband Incorporating Compton Scattering Physics: A Model-Based Processing Approach

Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):214 - 230
Cited by:  Papers (4)
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The detection of radioactive contraband is a critical problem in maintaining national security for any country. Gamma-ray emissions from threat materials challenge both detection and measurement technologies significantly. The development of a sequential, model-based Bayesian processor that captures both the underlying transport physics of gamma-ray emissions including Compton scattering and the m... View full abstract»

• ### High-Energy Delayed Gamma Spectroscopy for Spent Nuclear Fuel Assay

Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):231 - 240
Cited by:  Papers (12)
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High-accuracy, direct, nondestructive measurement of fissile and fissionable isotopes in spent fuel, particularly the Pu isotopes, is a well-documented, but still unmet challenge in international safeguards. As nuclear fuel cycles propagate around the globe, the need for improved materials accountancy techniques for irradiated light-water reactor fuel will increase. This modeling study investigate... View full abstract»

• ### Nonlinear State-Feedback Dissipation Power Level Control for Nuclear Reactors

Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):241 - 257
Cited by:  Papers (33)
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Power-level regulation is a significant technique for guaranteeing both operation stability and efficiency of nuclear reactors. With the wide application of the digital instrument and control platforms, the implementation of modern state-feedback power control strategies, which have the ability of strengthening both the operation stability and efficiency for nuclear reactors, becomes much easier t... View full abstract»

• ### Robust Control of the PWR Core Power Using Quantitative Feedback Theory

Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):258 - 266
Cited by:  Papers (13)
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In this paper, a robust power control system for the nuclear reactor using the Quantitative Feedback Theory method (QFT) is presented. A nonlinear uncertain dynamic system with different working condition has been considered for the nuclear reactor. To design a robust control system for the nuclear reactor, two different controls oriented linear models have been identified. The nonlinearity and un... View full abstract»

• ### Diagnostics of Loss of Coolant Accidents Using SVC and GMDH Models

Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):267 - 276
Cited by:  Papers (9)
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As a means of effectively managing severe accidents at nuclear power plants, it is important to identify and diagnose accident initiating events within a short time interval after the accidents by observing the major measured signals. The main objective of this study was to diagnose loss of coolant accidents (LOCAs) using artificial intelligence techniques, such as SVC (support vector classificati... View full abstract»

• ### Anomaly Detection in Nuclear Power Plants via Symbolic Dynamic Filtering

Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):277 - 288
Cited by:  Papers (9)
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Tools of sensor-data-driven anomaly detection facilitate condition monitoring of dynamical systems especially if the physics-based models are either inadequate or unavailable. Along this line, symbolic dynamic filtering (SDF) has been reported in literature as a real-time data-driven tool of feature extraction for pattern identification from sensor time series. However, an inherent difficulty for ... View full abstract»

• ### Reliability of Memories Protected by Multibit Error Correction Codes Against MBUs

Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):289 - 295
Cited by:  Papers (19)
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As technology scales, more and more memory cells can be placed in a die. Therefore, the probability that a single event induces multiple bit upsets (MBUs) in adjacent memory cells gets greater. Generally, multibit error correction codes (MECCs) are effective approaches to mitigate MBUs in memories. In order to evaluate the robustness of protected memories, reliability models have been widely studi... View full abstract»

• ### A Proposed Transient Version of the ADC Charge-Collection Model Tested Against TCAD

Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):296 - 304
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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The ADC model is a charge-collection model mathematically derived for simple p-n junction diodes under steady-state conditions. A transient version of the model is postulated, rather than derived, and tested for correctness by comparisons with TCAD simulation predictions. View full abstract»

• ### Transient Analysis of an Extended Drift Region in a 6H-SiC Diode Formed by a Single Alpha Particle Strike and Its Contribution to the Increased Charge Collection

Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):305 - 313
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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Charge collection of a 6H-SiC p+ n diode has been studied. The collected charges of the diode are measured using a single alpha particle strike at various reverse bias voltages, then analyzed using both the low-injection charge collection model and the DESSIS device simulator. It is found that the total collected charges at lower bias voltages cannot be well understood based on the low-... View full abstract»

• ### Experimental and Theoretical Evaluation of a High Resolution CMOS Based Detector Under X-Ray Imaging Conditions

Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):314 - 322
Cited by:  Papers (32)
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Fundamental imaging performance in terms of Modulation Transfer Function (MTF), Noise Power Spectrum (NPS) and Detective Quantum Efficiency (DQE) was investigated for a high resolution CMOS based imaging sensor. The device consists of a 33.91 mg/cm2 Gd2O2S:Tb scintillator screen, placed in direct contact with a CMOS photodiode array. The CMOS photodiode array, feat... View full abstract»

• ### Characterization of Medipix3 With Synchrotron Radiation

Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):323 - 332
Cited by:  Papers (34)
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Medipix3 is the latest generation of photon counting readout chips of the Medipix family. With the same dimensions as Medipix2 (256 × 256 pixels of 55 μm × 55 μm pitch each), Medipix3 is however implemented in an 8-layer metallization 0.13 μm CMOS technology which leads to an increase in the functionality associated with each pixel over Medipix2. One of the new o... View full abstract»

• ### Selected Properties of Cs $_{2}$LiYCl $_{6}$, Cs $_{2}$LiLaCl $_{6}$, and Cs $_{2}$LiLaBr $_{6}$ Scintillators

Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):333 - 338
Cited by:  Papers (55)  |  Patents (3)
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Homeland security applications often require detection of both neutron and gamma radiation. A combination of two detectors registering neutrons and gammas separately is typically used. Recently, a number of scintillators from the elpasolite crystal family were proposed, that provide detection of both types of radiation. The most promising are Cs2LiYCl6, Cs2LiLaCl View full abstract»

• ### Gd-Bearing Composite Scintillators as the New Thermal Neutron Detectors

Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):339 - 346
Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (1)
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Composite scintillators based on grains of cerium-doped gadolinium silicate or gadolinium pyrosilicate crystals are studied as thermal neutron detectors. In these scintillators the grains of the single crystal are fixed by a small amount of non-luminescent gel. In contrast to single crystals, there is no technological limitation with composite scintillators in terms of the size or area of the inpu... View full abstract»

• ### Contacts for High-Resistivity (Cd,Mn)Te Crystals

Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):347 - 353
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Semi-insulating (Cd,Mn)Te crystals offer a material that may compete well with the commonly used (Cd,Zn)Te crystals for manufacturing large-area X- and gamma-ray detectors . The Bridgman growth method yields good quality, high-resistivity (109-1010 Ω·cm) crystals of (Cd,Mn)Te:V. Doping the as-grown crystals with the compensating agent vanadium ( ≈ 10... 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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