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Detection of alpha particle emitters originating from nuclear fuel inside reactor building of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Morishita, Yuki; Torii, Tatsuo; Usami, Hiroshi; Kikuchi, Hiroyuki*; Utsugi, Wataru*; Takahira, Shiro*

Scientific Reports (Internet), 9, p.581_1 - 581_14, 2019/01

 Times Cited Count:14 Percentile:90.63(Multidisciplinary Sciences)

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Radiation imaging using a compact Compton camera inside the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station building

Sato, Yuki; Tanifuji, Yuta; Terasaka, Yuta; Usami, Hiroshi; Kaburagi, Masaaki; Kawabata, Kuniaki; Utsugi, Wataru*; Kikuchi, Hiroyuki*; Takahira, Shiro*; Torii, Tatsuo

Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 55(9), p.965 - 970, 2018/09

 Times Cited Count:23 Percentile:96.49(Nuclear Science & Technology)

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Visualization of radioactive substances on a 3D building model of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Sato, Yuki; Terasaka, Yuta; Utsugi, Wataru*; Kikuchi, Hiroyuki*; Takahira, Shiro*; Torii, Tatsuo

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Detection of alpha particle emitters originating from nuclear fuel inside reactor building of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Morishita, Yuki; Torii, Tatsuo; Usami, Hiroshi; Kikuchi, Hiroyuki*; Utsugi, Wataru*; Takahira, Shiro*

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We measured alpha emitters obtained from a reactor building in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) by using an alpha particle imaging detector. For developing the detector, we used a very thin (0.05-mm-thick) a cerium-doped Gd$$_{3}$$(Ga,Al) $$_{5}$$O$$_{12}$$ (Ce GAGG) scintillator and silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) arrays as the photodetector. The floor of the reactor building in FDNPP was wiped off by using smear papers, and the radioactivity of these papers was measured by the alpha particle imaging detector. In addition, we measured a Plutonium (Pu) sample (mainly 5.5 MeV alpha particles from $$^{238}$$Pu) obtained from a nuclear fuel facility by using of the same detector for comparison with the smear papers. The alpha spectrum was in the energy range of 5-6 MeV, which corresponds to the alpha particle energy of $$^{238}$$Pu (5.5 MeV). The correlation coefficient of the alpha spectra of the smear papers and the Pu sample had a strong positive linear relation. Moreover, the peak of $$^{241}$$Am was identified by gamma spectrum measurement. Based on these results, it is highly likely that the alpha emitters in the reactor building of FDNPP are $$^{238}$$Pu and $$^{241}$$Am, which originated from the nuclear fuel. The surface contamination level of alpha emitters exceeded 4 Bq/cm$$^{2}$$.

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Development of alpha particle detectors for detecting radiological contamination

Morishita, Yuki; Izaki, Kenji; Kaneko, Junichi*; Higuchi, Mikio*; Tamura, Ken; Usami, Hiroshi; Kikuchi, Hiroyuki*; Utsugi, Wataru*; Takahira, Shiro*; Torii, Tatsuo

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We have developed new alpha particle detectors for detecting the alpha contaminations accurately and instantaneously: alpha imaging detectors and alpha dust monitors. For the development of the alpha imaging detector, we used a thin cerium-doped Gd$$_{3}$$(Ga,Al)$$_{5}$$O$$_{12}$$ (Ce: GAGG) scintillator and silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs). The thin GAGG scintillator was optically coupled to a light-guide and the SiPMs for the detector fabrication. The detector showed a good energy resolution for 5.5 MeV alpha particles ($$sim$$13 % at the full width at half maximum (FWHM)). The detector is capable of capturing two-dimensional alpha images. This detector also has the advantage of its compact size, which enables to measure the alpha contaminations in narrow spaces. We demonstrated the actual measurement of smear samples obtained from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station using the developed imaging detector. Commercial alpha dust monitors with a silicon surface barrier detector (SSBD) operating at some nuclear facilities frequently produced false alarms due to environmental conditions such as humidity. For the development of the alpha dust monitor, we used a cerium-doped Gd$$_{2}$$Si$$_{2}$$O$$_{7}$$ (GPS) scintillator plate and a photomultiplier tube (PMT). The energy resolution for 5.5-MeV alpha particles was $$sim$$12% FWHM. The count-rate of the radon progeny decreased by 77% with applying energy discrimination. The alpha dust monitor was capable of conducting alpha-particle spectroscopy even though the GPS scintillator got wet. The alpha dust monitor is an ideal choice for in places lacking temperature and humidity controls. In the presentation at the IRPA 15 conference, we will present the developments and measurement results of these alpha detectors.

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