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Research Article, J Nucl Ene Sci Power Generat Technol Vol: 3 Issue: 2

Observation of Gamma Rays from Water Activated by D-T Fusion Neutrons

A M Osman1,2* and A M Abdel-Monem1,2
1University of Al Jouf, Faculty of Science and arts, Department of Physics, Cairo, Egypt
2Laboratories for Detection of Landmines and Illicit Materials, Reactor Physics Department, Nuclear Research Centre, Atomic Energy Authority, Cairo, Egypt
Corresponding author : Ahmed Mahmoud Osman Abdoh
Laboratories for Detection of Landmines and Illicit Materials, Nuclear Research Centre, Atomic Energy Authority, Post Office 13759, Cairo, Egypt
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: April 01, 2014 Accepted: May 15, 2014 Published: May 25, 2014
Citation: Osman AM, Abdel-Monem AM (2014) Observation of Gamma Rays from Water Activated by D-T Fusion Neutrons. J Nucl Ene Sci Power Generat Technol 3:2. doi:10.4172/2325-9809.1000121

Abstract

Observation of Gamma Rays from Water Activated by D-T Fusion Neutrons

In this paper, the activation of light water was discussed focusing on 6.13 MeV gamma-rays from 16N. observation of emitted gammarays were carried out using an optimized setup that consists of a closed water loop including a D-T neutron generator, a spiral water pipe in the irradiation region and a shielding measurement area with a gamma-ray detecting system. The gamma-rays detecting system incorporate large volume BGO detector (φ 12.5 x 5 cm). The obtained gamma-ray spectra are given for different water rates and corresponding to different irradiation and decay times. These spectra confirm that the decay gamma-rays from 16N appearing in activated water were really observed by the proposed setup.

Keywords: D-T neutron generator; Activation of light water; Closed water loop; BGO; Flow rates

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