Accession Number:

AD0614109

Title:

DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF NUCLEAR MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. for 1 Oct 63-30 Sep 64,

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS/FORT WORTH TEX

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Report Date:

1965-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

A study program was performed on the selection of high-temperature materials for use as passive neutronfield-measuring devices and of thermal-neutron shields for use in extreme nonnuclear environments. Seventeen candidate materials were investigated from which four compounds were selected as most suitable for hightemperature neutron detectors. Also, five high-temperature cements were investigated for possible use as binders in pellet fabrication, and two were found to be acceptable. A limited amount of information is given on the feasibility of replacing cadmium thermal-neutron shields with cadmium oxide shields in high-temperature environments. Facility calibration procedures and results are presented for the modified Ground Test Reactor irradiation chambers, pneumatic tubes, and standard-pile facilities. Also discussed is the interfacility comparison of sulfur-pellet calibrations conducted jointly with three other nuclear facilities. Preliminary results are presented of an experiment performed to reevaluate the counting efficiencies of the Nuclear Aerospace Research Facility end-window counters for commonly used foils. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE