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# IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science

## Issue 4  Part 2 • Aug. 2012

This issue contains several parts.Go to:  Part 1  | Part 3

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• ### [Front cover]

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): C1
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• ### IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science publication information

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): C2
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Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1209 - 1211
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• ### ANIMMA 2011 Conference Overview

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 1212
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• ### Comments by the Guest Editor

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 1213
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• ### Enhanced In-Pile Instrumentation at the Advanced Test Reactor

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1214 - 1223
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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Many of the sensors deployed at materials and test reactors cannot withstand the high flux/high temperature test conditions often requested by users at U.S. test reactors, such as the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at the Idaho National Laboratory. To address this issue, an instrumentation development effort was initiated as part of the ATR National Scientific User Facility in 2007 to support the dev... View full abstract»

• ### Magnetic Measuring Instrumentation With Radiation-Resistant Hall Sensors for Fusion Reactors: Experience of Testing at JET

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1224 - 1231
Cited by:  Papers (8)
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Research programs for the development and experimental estimation of diagnostics are under way at Joint European Torus (JET)—one of the largest operating fusion reactors. These diagnostics are relevant for solving diagnostic tasks of International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). The paper discusses the principles of designing the magnetic measurement instrumentation based on the ... View full abstract»

• ### PING for Nuclear Measurements: First Results

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1232 - 1236
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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This paper deals with a new generation of acquisition systems for nuclear instrumentation. This project, called PING aims at developing instrumentation devices in order to cover a wide range of nuclear measurements with single hardware architecture. More specifically, this device is well suited for neutron measurements. This system is based on a full digital signal processing free from any analog ... View full abstract»

• ### Inspection of Objects on the Sea Floor Utilizing 14 MeV Tagged Neutrons

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1237 - 1244
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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Variety of objects found on the sea floor need to be inspected for the presence of materials that represent threat to the environment and human safety. We have demonstrated that a sealed tube 14 MeV neutron generator, with the detection of associated alpha particles, can be used underwater when mounted inside a remotely operated vehicle equipped with hydraulic legs and a variety of sensors for the... View full abstract»

• ### Real-Time, Digital Pulse-Shape Discrimination in Non-Hazardous Fast Liquid Scintillation Detectors: Prospects for Safety and Security

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1245 - 1251
Cited by:  Papers (17)
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Pulse-shape discrimination (PSD) in fast, organic scintillation detectors is a long-established technique used to separate neutrons and $gamma$ rays in mixed radiation fields. In the analogue domain the method can achieve separation in real time, but all knowledge of the pulses themselves is lost thereby preventing the possibility ... View full abstract»

• ### Development of a High-Resolution Muon Tracking System Based on Micropattern Detectors

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1252 - 1258
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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A muon tracking system consisting of four 9 cm $times,$10 cm sized bulk Micromegas detectors with 128 $mu{rm m}$ amplification-gap and two 10 cm $times,$10 cm triple GEM detectors is foreseen for high... View full abstract»

• ### Influence of the Earth's Magnetic Field on Large Area Photomultipliers

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1259 - 1267
Cited by:  Papers (8)
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The influence of the Earth's magnetic field on large area photomultipliers proposed for a future deep sea neutrino telescope was studied under the EU-funded KM3NeT design study. The aims were to evaluate variations in PMT performance in the Earth's magnetic field and to decide whether the use of magnetic shielding is necessary. Measurements were performed on three Hamamatsu PMTs: two 8-inch R5912 ... View full abstract»

• ### Highly Lead-Loaded Red Plastic Scintillators as an X-Ray Imaging System for the Laser Méga Joule

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1268 - 1272
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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The scope of this project intends to record spatially resolved images of core shape and size of a deuterium-tritium microballoon during inertial confinement fusion (ICF) experiments at Laser Méga Joule facility (LMJ). We need to develop an x-ray imaging system which can operate in the hard radiative background generated by an ignition shot of ICF. The scintillator is a part of the imaging s... View full abstract»

• ### Support of Low-Level Instrument Background for HPGe Detectors

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1273 - 1277
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The development results are presented for high-purity germanium (HPGe) detectors with low-level instrument background used in the Germanium Experiment on the measurement of Magnetic Moment of Antineutrino—GEMMA. Special design considerations for the cryostats have focused on mass reduction of materials surrounding the detector and the use of materials with very low radiation impurities. View full abstract»

• ### CALORIC: A Readout Chip for High Granularity Calorimeter

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1278 - 1281
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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A very-front-end electronics has been developed to fulfil requirements for the next generation of electromagnetic calorimeters. The compactness of this kind of detector and its large number of channels (up to several millions) impose a drastic limitation of the power consumption and an high level of integration. View full abstract»

• ### Quantization Effects in Radiation Spectroscopy Based on Digital Pulse Processing

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1282 - 1288
Cited by:  Papers (3)
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Radiation spectra represent inherently quantized data in the form of stacked channels of equal width. The spectrum is an experimental measurement of the discrete probability density function (PDF) of the detector pulse heights. The quantization granularity of the spectra depends on the total number of channels covering the full range of pulse heights. In analog pulse processing the total number of... View full abstract»

• ### Prompt and Delayed Parasitic Currents Induced in Typical Insulators of Coaxial Cables by Large 14 MeV Sub-Nanosecond Neutrons Flux

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1289 - 1295
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) experiments performed on high-power laser facilities produce a high intensity short pulse of 14 MeV neutrons. The interaction of such an environment with coaxial cables widely used for signals transmission of diagnostic equipments induces parasitic transient currents. Depending on the magnitude and shape of those currents, measurement signals are likely to be alte... View full abstract»

• ### A Paradigm Shift in Nuclear Spectrum Analysis

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1296 - 1299
Cited by:  Papers (3)
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An overview of the latest developments in quantitative spectrometry software is presented. New strategies and algorithms introduced are characterized by buzzwords “Physics, no numerology”, “Fuzzy logic” and “Repeated analyses”. With the implementation of these new ideas one arrives at software capabilities that were unreachable before and which are now rea... View full abstract»

• ### Probability Density Function Transformation Using Seeded Localized Averaging

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1300 - 1308
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Seeded Localized Averaging (SLA) is a spectrum acquisition method that averages pulse-heights in dynamic windows. SLA sharpens peaks in the acquired spectra. This work investigates the transformation of the original probability density function (PDF) in the process of applying the SLA procedure. We derive an analytical expression for the resulting probability density function after an application ... View full abstract»

• ### Design and Simulation of a MGy Radiation Tolerant Signal Conditioning Circuit for Resistive Sensors in 0.7 $mu$m CMOS

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1309 - 1316
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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This paper presents the design and simulation results of a radiation tolerant configurable discrete time CMOS signal conditioning circuit for use with resistive sensors like strain gauge pressure sensors. The circuit is intended to be used for remote handling in harsh environments in the International Thermonuclear Experimental fusion Reactor (ITER) (experimental validation still needs to be perfo... View full abstract»

• ### Integration of Optical Fibers in Megajoule Class Laser Environments: Advantages and Limitations

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1317 - 1322
Cited by:  Papers (4)
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We review the advantages and limitations for the integration of optical fibers in the radiative environment associated with Megajoule class lasers as Laser Megajoule (LMJ) in France or National Ignition Facility (NIF) in the USA. Optical fibers present numerous advantages, like their electromagnetic immunity, for integration in these facilities devoted to the fusion by inertial confinement studies... View full abstract»

• ### Analysis of Fission Gas Release Kinetics by On-Line Mass Spectrometry

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1323 - 1334
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The release of fission gases (Xe and Kr) and helium out of nuclear fuel materials in normal operation of a nuclear power reactor can constitute a serious limitation of the fuel lifetime. Moreover, radioactive isotopes of Xe and Kr contribute significantly to the global radiological source term released in the primary coolant circuit in case of accidental situations accompanied by loss of fuel rod ... View full abstract»

• ### Neutronics Experimental Validation of the Jules Horowitz Reactor Fuel by Interpretation of the VALMONT Experimental Program—Transposition of the Uncertainties on the Reactivity of JHR With JEF2.2 and JEFF3.1.1

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1335 - 1343
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The new European material testing Jules Horowitz Reactor (JHR), currently under construction in Cadarache center (CEA France), will use LEU (20% enrichment in $^{235}{rm U}$ ) fuels (${rm U}_{3}{rm Si}_{2}$ for the start up and UMoAl in the future) which are quite dif... View full abstract»

• ### Spectral Indices Measurements Using Miniature Fission Chambers at the MINERVE Zero-Power Reactor at CEA Using Calibration Data Obtained at the BR1 Reactor at SCK•CEN

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1344 - 1350
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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Spectral indices measurements performed in 2004 at the CEA MINERVE facility loaded with the ${rm R}1hbox{-}{rm UO}_{2}$ lattice , using calibration data acquired at the SCK•CEN BR1 facility in 2001 , resulted in ambivalent concl... View full abstract»

• ### Assessment of the High Temperature Fission Chamber Technology for the French Fast Reactor Program

Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):1351 - 1359
Cited by:  Papers (9)
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High temperature fission chambers are key instruments for the control and protection of the sodium-cooled fast reactor. First, the developments of those neutron detectors, which are carried out either in France or abroad are reviewed. Second, the French realizations are assessed with the use of the technology readiness levels in order to identify tracks of improvement. 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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