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Development of scintillation neutron detectors for non-destructive assay of nuclear fuel, 1; Master plan and feasibility study on nuclear reaction probability by Monte Carlo analysis

Kureta, Masatoshi ; Soyama, Kazuhiko ; Seya, Michio; Ozu, Akira ; Haruyama, Mitsuo; Nakamura, Tatsuya ; To, Kentaro ; Sakasai, Kaoru 

Alternative techniques to neutron detection by $$^{3}$$He for nuclear security and safeguards systems are necessary to be developed since $$^{3}$$He shortage is serious. With support of Japanese government (MEXT), we have started an development project of ZnS ceramic scintillation neutron detectors for non-destructive assay of Pu in Fresh MOX fuel and other types of nuclear material for a use of safeguards verification. Here we present master plan of the project and feasibility study on neutron absorption probability between neutron and Lithium/Boron in our scintillator by using Monte Carlo code, MVP.

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