Time-Spectral Analysis Methods for Spent Fuel Assay Using Lead Slowing-Down Spectroscopy

@article{Smith2010TimeSpectralAM,
  title={Time-Spectral Analysis Methods for Spent Fuel Assay Using Lead Slowing-Down Spectroscopy},
  author={L Eric Smith and Kevin K. Anderson and Jennifer J Ressler and Mark W. Shaver},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={57},
  pages={2230-2238}
}
Nondestructive techniques for measuring the mass of fissile isotopes in spent nuclear fuel is a considerable challenge in the safeguarding of nuclear fuel cycles. A nondestructive assay technology that could provide direct measurement of fissile mass, particularly for the plutonium (Pu) isotopes, and improve upon the uncertainty of today's confirmatory methods is needed. Lead slowing-down spectroscopy (LSDS) has been studied for the spent fuel application previously, but the nonlinear effects… CONTINUE READING