Thickness and mixed sample effects on areal density measurement with NRTA for particle like debris of melted fuel
土屋 晴文; 原田 秀郎; 小泉 光生; 北谷 文人; 高峰 潤; 呉田 昌俊; 飯村 秀紀; 木村 敦; Becker, B.*; Kopecky, S.*; Kauwenberghs, K.*; Moens, A.*; Mondelaers, W.*; Schillebeeckx, P.*
Tsuchiya, Harufumi; Harada, Hideo; Koizumi, Mitsuo; Kitatani, Fumito; Takamine, Jun; Kureta, Masatoshi; Iimura, Hideki; Kimura, Atsushi; Becker, B.*; Kopecky, S.*; Kauwenberghs, K.*; Moens, A.*; Mondelaers, W.*; Schillebeeckx, P.*
Neutron resonance densitometry (NRD) is based on a combination of neutron resonance transmission analysis (NRTA) and neutron resonance capture analysis (NRCA). This technique is a non-destructive method to quantify nuclear materials in particle-like debris of melted fuel that is generated by a severe accident like the one at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. To verify the effectiveness of NRD, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) and the Joint Research Center, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (EC-JRC-IRMM) started collaboration in 2012. One of the main objectives of this collaboration is to quantitatively investigate all uncertainty components on results of NRD measurements. Clearly, systematic effects due to the characteristics of samples such as the sample inhomogeneity, presence of impurities, radioactivity and temperature have a strong impact on the accuracy. To study the uncertainty due to the sample characteristics, NRTA and NRCA experiments are in progress at the time-of-flight facility GELINA (Geel Electron LINear Accelerator) of the EC-JRC-IRMM. In this presentation, we show results considering mixed sample effect on NRTA measurements. Data are analyzed with the resonance shape analysis code REFIT to derive the elemental composition of the sample and the areal density of the main components. In addition the effect of neutron absorbing matrix material will be discussed.
使用言語 : English
掲載資料名 : Proceedings of INMM 55th Annual Meeting (Internet)
ページ数 : 6 Pages
発行年月 : 2014/07
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発表会議名 : INMM 55th Annual Meeting
開催年月 : 2014/07
開催都市 : Atlanta
開催国 : U. S. A.
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キーワード : 福島第一原子力発電所事故; Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Accident
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受委託・共同研究相手機関 : EC-JRC-IRMM
登録番号 : BB20133405
抄録集掲載番号 : 42001205
論文投稿番号 : 14849
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