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June 16–19, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
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Venue, date changed for ANS’s Annual Conference
The American Nuclear Society’s 2024 Annual Conference is moving the venue in part to accommodate a higher-than-expected number of submissions for the Annual Conference and embedded topical meetings—the most received for an annual meeting in over a decade! The conference venue was changed to Mandalay Bay at the beginning of the Las Vegas strip. However, the change in accommodation comes with a change in dates: The meeting has been moved one week later than originally scheduled, to June 16–19.
William Chuirazzi, Aaron Craft, Burkhard Schillinger, Nicholas Boulton, Glen Papaioannou, Amanda Smolinski, Kyrone Riley, Andrew Smolinski, Michael Ruddell
Nuclear Technology | Volume 208 | Number 3 | March 2022 | Pages 455-467
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2021.1905471
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Scintillator screens consisting of a dysprosium neutron converter and various scintillator materials were tested in the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum Forschungsreaktor München II (FRM II) ANTARES cold neutron beam with the goal of finding a suitable screen for digital transfer method neutron radiography. This work explores the cold neutron response of 16 scintillator screens, 7 of which were previously tested with thermal neutrons. Light yield, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), and spatial resolution were measured to compare the scintillator screens and determine which were best suited for digital transfer method neutron radiography. Screens with a zinc sulfide (ZnS:Cu) scintillator were most suitable for digital transfer method radiography based on light output, spatial resolution, SNR, and gamma-ray insensitivity. Spatial resolutions between 65 and 220 μm were measured. The top-performing screens were then used to demonstrate the feasibility of a new digital transfer method neutron radiography to image highly radioactive (8.84 Sv/h at ≈1 cm) nuclear fuel at Idaho National Laboratory’s Neutron Radiography reactor (NRAD). These results suggest that digital transfer method neutron radiography can be used to indirectly image highly radioactive objects and/or use neutron beams with a large gamma-ray content on a timescale of ~10 min/image (~144 images/day), much faster than the >10 h required using the current transfer method with film (limited to ~14 radiographs/day at NRAD).