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Monte Carlo Modeling of Delayed Neutrons from Photofission

Enrico Padovani, Maura Monville, Sara A. Pozzi

Nuclear Science and Engineering

Volume 155 / Number 1 / January 2007 / Pages 131-142


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We describe the implementation of algorithms related to the delayed neutron production in photon-induced fission on actinides. The algorithms are based on data from experiments and have been implemented in the MCNP-PoliMi code. The modified code is being used to design and analyze methods to identify concealed highly enriched uranium with a system based on the use of photon interrogation and scintillation detectors.

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