This communication describes a recently developed single-exposure neutron spectrometer, based on multiple active thermal neutron detectors located within a moderating sphere, which have been developed jointly by CIEMAT (Spain), INFN (Italy) and Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in the framework of Italian and Spanish collaboration projects. The fabricated prototypes permit to achieve spectrometric resolution with nearly isotropic response for neutron with energies from thermal to 100-200 MeV, thus being able to characterise the complete neutron spectrum in only one exposure by unfolding the measured responses of the detectors. This makes it especially advantageous for characterising neutron fields and workplace monitoring purposes in neutron-producing facilities.

A single-exposure, multidetector neutron spectrometer for workplace monitoring

BORTOT, DAVIDE;INTROINI, MARIA VITTORIA;POLA, ANDREA;
2016-01-01

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This communication describes a recently developed single-exposure neutron spectrometer, based on multiple active thermal neutron detectors located within a moderating sphere, which have been developed jointly by CIEMAT (Spain), INFN (Italy) and Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in the framework of Italian and Spanish collaboration projects. The fabricated prototypes permit to achieve spectrometric resolution with nearly isotropic response for neutron with energies from thermal to 100-200 MeV, thus being able to characterise the complete neutron spectrum in only one exposure by unfolding the measured responses of the detectors. This makes it especially advantageous for characterising neutron fields and workplace monitoring purposes in neutron-producing facilities.
Calibration; Humans; Italy; Neutrons; Occupational Exposure; Photons; Polyethylene; Radiation Monitoring; Radiation Protection; Reproducibility of Results; Spain; Spectrum Analysis; Workplace; Radiation Dosage; Radiation Dosimeters; Radiation; Radiological and Ultrasound Technology; Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging; Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
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