Upgrade of the prompt gamma activation analysis and the neutron-induced prompt gamma spectroscopy facilities at the Budapest research reactor

L. Szentmiklósi, T. Belgya, Zsolt Révay, Zoltán Kis

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Abstract

The Budapest Research Reactor's Prompt Gamma Activation Analysis (PGAA) and Neutron-Induced Prompt gamma Spectroscopy (NIPS) facilities were significantly upgraded during the last few years. The higher neutron flux, achieved by the partial replacement and realignment of the neutron guides, made feasible the automation and specialization of the two experimental stations. A new neutron flux monitor, computer-controlled beam shutters and a low-level counting chamber have been put into operation to assist with in-beam activation experiments. An automatic sample changer has been installed at the PGAA station, while the NIPS station was redesigned and upgraded with a Compton suppressor to use for the non-destructive analysis of bulky samples. In the near future the latter setup will be completed with a neutron tomograph and a moving table, to turn it into a Neutron Radiography/Tomography-driven PGAA equipment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-505
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Volume286
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

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Keywords

  • In-beam activation
  • Low-level counting chamber
  • Neutron monitor
  • Neutron-induced prompt gamma spectroscopy
  • Prompt gamma activation analysis
  • Sample changer

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  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
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  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Analytical Chemistry

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