Diamond detectors for alpha monitoring in corrosive media for nuclear waste activity monitoring

Abstract

We report on the development of detection devices enabling the direct activity monitoring of liquid sources containing alpha emitters, with interests for nuclear waste process monitoring. The devices rely upon the use of a synthetic diamond active layer, used for detection, a material being totally inert and not affected by its direct contact with the corrosive media used here (concentrated HNO<inf>3</inf>, typ. 1M). Those devices convincingly passed all preliminary tests as reported here and were produced at a very small scale for measurements in a reprocessing nuclear plant.

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@article{Mer2009DiamondDF, title={Diamond detectors for alpha monitoring in corrosive media for nuclear waste activity monitoring}, author={Christine Mer and Dominique Tromson and Jacques de Sanoit and Michal Pomorski and Philippe Bergonzo}, journal={2009 1st International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation, Measurement Methods and their Applications}, year={2009}, pages={1-4} }