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Nnaemeka Nnamani, Karl Van Bibber, Lee A. Bernstein, Jasmina L. Vujic, Jonathan T. Morrell, Jon C. Batchelder, Mauricio Ayllon
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 194 | Number 10 | October 2020 | Pages 894-902
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2020.1769964
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We report here the results of a measurement of the scattered versus unscattered neutron fluence on polyethylene determined via neutron activation of multiple natural indium foils from a deuterium-deuterium (D-D) neutron generator. The neutrons were produced by the High Flux Neutron Generator (HFNG) at the University of California, Berkeley, a specially designed source to maximize neutron flux on a sample while minimizing the total neutron yield. During the experiment, approximately 108 n/s were produced with the energies at the indium foils ranging from 2.2 to 2.8 MeV. Both the angle-integrated and the partial angle differential results are consistent with the predictions of the Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport (MCNP) code, using ENDF/B-VII.1. This supports shielding calculations in the fast energy region with high-density polyethylene.