Braden Goddard, William S. Charlton, Angela L. Lousteau,
"Mass Verification Method for Actinide Mixtures Using a Multi Energy Spectrum Active Well Coincidence Counter,"
Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials and Management
, Baltimore, MD, USA, July 11-15, 2010.
This research investigates the ability to expand the
the active well coincidence counter by
combining the results of active and passive measurements
as well as add a second active measurement
which uses neutrons from an Americium-Beryllium source, a much
higher energy neutron source than the Americium-Lithium
sources which are traditionally used. This project is focused on
measuring the Neptunium-Plutonium Extraction (NPEX) product but the
methodology for measuring any oxide sample containing up to
six actinides will also be developed
Associated Project(s):Development of a Mass Verification Method For UREX+3a NPEX product Using an Active Well Coincidence Counter