XXXII, No. 2, Pp. 115-192
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A Monte Carlo procedure is presented to calculate the solid angle subtended between a HPGe collimated detector and a PWR 17 x 17 fuel assembly. Self-shielding within the assembly is assessed in the case of gamma rays encountered in gamma spectroscopy of spent nuclear fuel. Self-shielding renders a non-uniform 3-D distribution of the radioactivity within the assembly whose extend depends on gamma ray energies of interest. Hence, the solid angle is reduced to an effective one for each of the different energies of interest.
solid angle, self-shielding, Monte Carlo, nuclear fuel assembly
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