A Monte Carlo-aided design of a modular 241Am-Be neutron irradiator

Pietro Buffa, Salvatore Rizzo, Elio Tomarchio
2013 Nuclear Technology and Radiation Protection  
Monte Carlo stud ies aimed at de sign ing a mod u lar 241 Am-Be neu tron irradiator for test ing neu tron de tec tors and per sonal do sim e ters and pro cess ing large vol ume sam ples are re ported in this study. The eval u a tion of the shapes and thick nesses of the mod er a tor and shield ing ma te ri als was car ried out by a MCNP5 Monte Carlo sim u la tion code. The re li abil ity of the sim u la tion was ex per i men tally ver i fied by the ac ti va tion of gold foils and TLD do sim e
more » ... and TLD do sim e ter mea sure ments in an ir ra di a tion cell placed at the cen ter of the test con fig u ra tion. Key words: neu tron irradiator, 241 Am-Be source, Monte Carlo method P. Buffa, et al.: A Monte Carlo-Aided De sign of a Mod u lar 241 Am-Be Neu tron .
doi:10.2298/ntrp1303265b fatcat:ws5sszdzmfbv7axitu7dinjtuq