Self-absorption of gamma radiation in spent nuclear fuel
The self-absorption of the 662 keV gamma radiation in a spent nuclear fuel assembly rod (ie fuel material and cladding) has been determined experimentally and theoretically. The measurements were performed inside a beta-gamma hot cell, using a shielding monitor which incorporates a miniature planar CdTe detector. An agreement within 2% has been observed between the experimental and theoretical mass absorption coefficient at 662 keV.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 19th Annual Symposium of the European Safeguards Research and Development Association, Montpelier (FR), May 13-15, 1997
Availability: Available from the (1) as Paper EN 40446 ORA
Record Number: 199710522 / Last updated on: 1997-05-09
Original language: en
Available languages: en