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An experimental study of the relative response of plastic scintillators to photons and beta particles within the context of tritium monitoring
A scintillation counting system has been constructed with the use of BC-400 and EJ-212 series plastic scintillators along with a subminiature photomultiplier tube to investigate the effect of increasing plastic scintillator ...
Simulation of in-core dose rates for an offline CANDU reactor
This thesis describes the development of a Monte Carlo simulation to predict the dose rates that will be encountered by a novel robotic inspection system for the pressure tubes of an offline CANDU reactor. Simulations were ...
Low energy photon mimic of the tritium beta decay energy spectrum
Tritium is a radioactive hydrogen isotope that is typically produced via neutron interaction with heavy water (D2O), producing tritiated water (DTO). As a result of this, tritium accounts for roughly a third of all ...
Transmutation rates in the annulus gas of pressure tube water reactors
CANDU (CANada Deuterium Uranium) reactor utilizes Pressure Tube (PT) fuel channel design and heavy water as a coolant. Fuel channel annulus gas acts as an insulator to minimize heat losses from the coolant to the moderator. ...
Monte Carlo simulations for the purpose of efficiency curve calibration for the Fastscan whole body counter
In order to be able to qualify and quantify radiation exposure in terms of dose, a Fastscan whole body counter must be calibrated correctly. Current calibration methods do not take the full range of body types into ...