Characterization and use of the new NIST rapid pneumatic tube irradiation facility

  title={Characterization and use of the new NIST rapid pneumatic tube irradiation facility},
  author={Donald A. Becker},
  journal={Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry},
  • D. Becker
  • Published 1 July 1998
  • Materials Science
  • Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Recently a new rapid pneumatic tube facility was inserted into a long unused location in the NIST 20 MW nuclear reactor. This facility was designed and constructed specifically for rapid INAA using short lived activation products. Included is a computer controlled console which uses fast sensors to accurately measure the irradiation capsule flight time, and a loss-free counting system connected to a 32% efficient PHGe detector with a transistor reset preamplifier. Measurement of travel, times… Expand
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