"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.
Edwards, D. R.
Pagano, Sylvester J., 1924-2006
Park, John T.
Culp, Archie W., Jr.
Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science
M.S. in Nuclear Engineering
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
University of Missouri at Rolla
x, 129 pages
© 1966 Kenneth Lawrence Cage, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Neutron flux -- Measurement
Nuclear reactors -- Shielding (Radiation)
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Cage, Kenneth Lawrence, "Fast flux measurement by a single multi-threshold foil" (1966). Masters Theses. 5789.