Measurements and Monte-Carlo simulations of the particle self-shielding effect of B4C grains in neutron shielding concrete

  title={Measurements and Monte-Carlo simulations of the particle self-shielding effect of B4C grains in neutron shielding concrete},
  author={D. D. Dijulio and Carsten P. Cooper-Jensen and Isabel Llamas-Jansa and S. Kazi and Phillip M Bentley},
  journal={Radiation Physics and Chemistry},
Abstract A combined measurement and Monte-Carlo simulation study was carried out in order to characterize the particle self-shielding effect of B4C grains in neutron shielding concrete. Several batches of a specialized neutron shielding concrete, with varying B4C grain sizes, were exposed to a 2 A neutron beam at the R2D2 test beamline at the Institute for Energy Technology located in Kjeller, Norway. The direct and scattered neutrons were detected with a neutron detector placed behind the… Expand

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