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Characterization study of four candidate technologies for nuclear material quantification in fuel debris at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, 3; Numerical simulation of passive gamma technique

Shiba, Tomooki ; Sagara, Hiroshi*; Tomikawa, Hirofumi

Since the removal of fuel debris from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is planned to commence in 2021, measurement technologies for quantification of the nuclear material in fuel debris will be required for appropriate nuclear material management. In this paper, an outline of a passive gamma technique as one of the measurement technologies is briefly described, and the results of phase 1 and 2 of the so-called common set of simulation models for fuel debris and canisters are reported. The newly developed coupling method is applied to produce a gamma ray source for simulation. As the result of phase 1, it is revealed that the variation in the composition of fuel debris does not affect the gamma ray leakage behavior from canisters. According to the result of phase 2, the primary peak of Eu-154 at 1.27 MeV is clearly observable, although the debris is centrally located in canister. In addition, rotational scanning is effective for correcting the deviation in detection efficiency due to debris located off-center in canisters.

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