Masters Theses

Abstract

"The purpose of this investigation is to determine the fast neutron spectrum by use of a single multi-threshold foil. The foils and the elements which constituted the foils were selected by the following criteria: availability of adequate cross-section data, energy dependence of the given reaction, gamma radiation emitted during decay and the half-life of the daughter. The two foils selected were an In-Fe- P pellet, and ALCOA 2509 (Al-Ni). The gamma spectrum of each constitute was stripped from the composite spectra using a least-squares fit. The activation results were utilized to calculate the fast flux using the weighted orthonormal method. An extensive error analysis was performed on calculated results"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Edwards, D. R.

Committee Member(s)

Pagano, Sylvester J., 1924-2006
Park, John T.
Culp, Archie W., Jr.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Nuclear Engineering

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1966

Pagination

x, 129 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-128).

Rights

© 1966 Kenneth Lawrence Cage, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Neutron flux -- Measurement
Nuclear reactors -- Shielding (Radiation)
Fast neutrons

Thesis Number

T 1928

Print OCLC #

5977430

Electronic OCLC #

910557283

Comments

This project has been performed under the auspices of National Science Foundation Grant GP-3050.

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