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Characterization of the radiation background at the Spallation Neutron Source

Dijulio, Douglas D. LU ; Cherkashyna, Nataliia LU ; Scherzinger, Julius LU ; Khaplanov, Anton LU ; Pfeiffer, Dorothea LU ; Cooper-Jensen, Carsten P. LU ; Fissum, Kevin G. LU ; Kanaki, Kalliopi LU ; Kirstein, Oliver LU and Ehlers, Georg, et al. (2016) In Journal of Physics: Conference Series 746(1).
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We present a survey of the radiation background at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, USA during routine daily operation. A broad range of detectors was used to characterize primarily the neutron and photon fields throughout the facility. These include a WENDI-2 extended range dosimeter, a thermoscientific NRD, an Arktis 4He detector, and a standard NaI photon detector. The information gathered from the detectors was used to map out the neutron dose rates throughout the facility and also the neutron dose rate and flux profiles of several different beamlines. The survey provides detailed information useful for developing future shielding concepts at spallation neutron sources, such as the... (More)

We present a survey of the radiation background at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, USA during routine daily operation. A broad range of detectors was used to characterize primarily the neutron and photon fields throughout the facility. These include a WENDI-2 extended range dosimeter, a thermoscientific NRD, an Arktis 4He detector, and a standard NaI photon detector. The information gathered from the detectors was used to map out the neutron dose rates throughout the facility and also the neutron dose rate and flux profiles of several different beamlines. The survey provides detailed information useful for developing future shielding concepts at spallation neutron sources, such as the European Spallation Source (ESS), currently under construction in Lund, Sweden.

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  abstract     = {<p>We present a survey of the radiation background at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, USA during routine daily operation. A broad range of detectors was used to characterize primarily the neutron and photon fields throughout the facility. These include a WENDI-2 extended range dosimeter, a thermoscientific NRD, an Arktis <sup>4</sup>He detector, and a standard NaI photon detector. The information gathered from the detectors was used to map out the neutron dose rates throughout the facility and also the neutron dose rate and flux profiles of several different beamlines. The survey provides detailed information useful for developing future shielding concepts at spallation neutron sources, such as the European Spallation Source (ESS), currently under construction in Lund, Sweden.</p>},
  articleno    = {012033},
  author       = {Dijulio, Douglas D. and Cherkashyna, Nataliia and Scherzinger, Julius and Khaplanov, Anton and Pfeiffer, Dorothea and Cooper-Jensen, Carsten P. and Fissum, Kevin G. and Kanaki, Kalliopi and Kirstein, Oliver and Ehlers, Georg and Gallmeier, Franz X. and Hornbach, Donald E. and Iverson, Erik B. and Newby, Robert J. and Hall-Wilton, Richard J. and Bentley, Phillip M.},
  issn         = {1742-6588},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {10},
  number       = {1},
  publisher    = {IOP Publishing},
  series       = {Journal of Physics: Conference Series},
  title        = {Characterization of the radiation background at the Spallation Neutron Source},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/746/1/012033},
  volume       = {746},
  year         = {2016},
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