27 September 2010 to 1 October 2010
CSIR Convention Centre
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Measuring neutron fluence at the fast neutron facility at iThemba LABS

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CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR, Pretoria
Presentation Track B - Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics


Mr Emmanuel. T Musonza (University of Cape Town)


A new neutron beam monitoring system was installed at iThemba LABS. The instruments included a parallel plate U238 fission ionization chamber, a gain stabilized NE213 detector which is a high resolution instrument for measuring the spectral distribution of the beam using the time-of-flight method and an NE102 transmission detector. A measurement campaign was successfully performed over three runs at iThemba LABS in August 2009 at 66 MeV, 100 MeV and 200 MeV proton beam energies and the data collected will be used to obtain measurements of the relative fluence and the spectral fluence of the neutron beam.

Primary author

Mr Emmanuel. T Musonza (University of Cape Town)


Prof. Andy Buffler (UCT) Dr Ralph Nolte (PTB (Germany)) Dr Ricky Smit (iThemba LABS)

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