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Neutron resonance densitometry for particle-like debris of melted fuel

Harada, Hideo  ; Kitatani, Fumito; Koizumi, Mitsuo; Takamine, Jun; Kureta, Masatoshi; Tsuchiya, Harufumi; Iimura, Hideki; Seya, Michio; Becker, B.*; Kopecky, S.*; Schillebeeckx, P.*

Feasibility study of neutron resonance densitometry (NRD) has been started to quantify of nuclear materials in particle-like debris of melted fuel formed in severe accidents of nuclear reactor such as Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants. The NRD here is a combined method of NRTA (neutron resonance transmission analysis) and NRCA (neutron resonance capture analysis) using a pulsed neutron generator and TOF (time of flight) measurement. The presentation includes the proposed compact NRD system, the spectrometer design for NRCA using LaBr$$_{3}$$ detectors by Monte Carlo simulations, and analytical studies on achievable accuracies. The experimental results using particle-like Cu samples measured at the GELINA facility in IRMM are also shown in comparison with analytical studies. Required nuclear data for the NRD will be also discussed.



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