Publisher : The Korean Environmental Sciences Society
DOI : 10.5322/JES.2004.13.2.175
Title & Authors
Simulation of the Determination of NaCl Concentration in Concrete samples by the Neutron induced Prompt Gamma-ray Method Kim, Hyeon-Soo;
A prompt gamma-ray neutron activation (PGNA) system was simulated by the Monte Carlo N-Particle transport code (MCNP-4A) to estimate the level at which the scattered photon fluence rate, the absolute efficiency of the HPGe-detector, the volume of the concrete sample and the /Cl(n, ) reaction rate in this sample contribute to the count rate in the NaCl concentration measurement. The n- fluence rates at the ST-2 beam tube exit of the HANARO reactor were used as input data, and the GAMMA-X type HPGe detector was modeled to tally 1.1649 MeV -rays emitted from the Cl(n, ) reaction in the concrete sample. For three cylindrical concrete samples of 13.8, 46.8 and 157.1 ㎤ volumes, respectively, the relations between the NaCl weight fractions of 0.1, 1, 2 and 5 % in each of the concrete samples and the 1.1 649 MeV pulses created in the HPGe detector model were studied. As a result, it was found that the count rate at the same NaCl concentration nearly depends on the volume of the samples in a simulated condition of the same NaCl concentration samples, and that the linearities of the NaCl concentration calibration curves were reasonable in the narrow range of the NaCl weight fraction.
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