Optimising foil selection for neutron activation systems

WONG, Ocean, SMITH, Robin, NOBS, Chantal and BRUCE, Alison (2022). Optimising foil selection for neutron activation systems. Journal of Fusion Energy, 41: 12.

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Neutron spectrum unfolding using activation foils is currently the primary technique planned for measuring the neutron energy spectrum at the first wall of power-generating fusion reactors. Room for improvement in the effectiveness of current foil selection was identified, and a program produced to select foils procedurally in order to maximise the accuracy of the unfolding procedure. Using Kullback–Leibler Divergence to quantify the accuracy, the spectrum unfolded by the procedurally selected set of foils is found to be more accurate than the spectrum unfolded by a set of foils used in the literature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10894-022-00324-w
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 10 May 2022 15:33
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2023 11:17
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/30214

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