XXVIII, No. 3, Pp. 237-340
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Authors: Pietro Buffa, Salvatore Rizzo, Elio Tomarchio
Monte Carlo studies aimed at designing a modular241Am-Be neutron irradiator for testing neutron detectors and personal dosimeters and processing large volume samples are reported in this study. The evaluation of the shapes and thicknesses of the moderator and shielding materials was carried out by a MCNP5 Monte Carlo simulation code. The reliability of the simulation was experimentally verified by the activation of gold foils and TLD dosimeter measurements in an irradiation cell placed at the center of the test configuration.
neutron irradiator, 241Am-Be source, Monte Carlo method
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