This project is a feasibility study on a portable coupled gamma-neutron coincidence counter using He-3 tubes and LaBr nanoparticles that are being developed at LANL. It could result in a new type of coincidence counter that could have more reliable results with less associated error due to the use of both types of particles.
Conventional Neutron Coincidence Counter
- D. Strohmeyer, "Feasibility Study of a Portable Coupled 3He Detector with LaBr3 Gamma Scintillator for Field Identification and Quantification of Nuclear Material", M.S. Thesis, Health Physics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2010).
- D.C. Strohmeyer and W.S. Charlton, "Feasibility Study of a Portable Coupled 3He Neutron Detector with LaBr3 Gamma Scintillator for the Purpose of Plutonium Identification and Quantification", Proceedings of 31st Annual Meeting of ESARDA, May 26-28, 2009, Vilnius, Lithuania.
- A.L. Thornton, "Development of a Portable Neutron Coincidence Counter for Field Measurements of Nuclear Materials using the Advanced Multiplicity Capabilities of MCNPX 2.5.F and the Neutron Coincidence Point Model", M.S. Thesis, Texas A & M University, December 2007.
- A. Thornton W. Charlton, "Characterization of a Portable Neutron Coincidence Counter", Annual Meeting of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management, July 8-12, 2007, Tucson, AZ.