Measurements with the new PHE neutron survey instrument

Jonathan Eakins*, Richard Tanner, Luke Hager

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

A novel design of survey instrument has been developed to accurately estimate ambient dose equivalent from neutrons with energies in the range from thermal to 20 MeV. The device features moderating and attenuating layers to ease measurement of fast and intermediate energy neutrons, combined with guides that channel low-energy neutrons to the single, central detector. A prototype of this device has been constructed and exposed to a set of calibration fields: the resulting measured responses are presented and discussed here, and compared against Monte Carlo data. A simple simulated workplace neutron field has also been developed to test the device.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-61
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume161
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
An InterAct grant funded the early stages of the research.

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Copyright 2021 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

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