Development of a prompt gamma neutron activation analysis facility for 10B concentration measurements at RA3: Design stage
A PGNAA facility is being developed for 10B concentration measurements at RA-3 reactor. Its design targets detection limits better than tenths of a microgram and irradiation times on the order of minutes. Computational models were developed, which estimated thermal neutron fluxes in irradiation position to be larger than 109ncm−2s−1. Calculated amounts of photons and fast neutrons make necessary for filter/moderator arrangements. An irradiation device was designed and numerically tested, which is being built and is to be used for performing characterizing measurements.