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Sensitivity of the Thermal Neutron Time Decay to the Hydrogen Content in a Rock Sample

Show simple item record Drozdowicz, Krzysztof Dąbrowska, Joanna Gabańska, Barbara Igielski, Andrzej Janik, Władysław Krynicka, Ewa Kurowski, Arkadiusz Niedźwiedź, K. Wiącek, Urszula Woźnicka, Urszula 2018-01-12T12:54:20Z 2018-01-12T12:54:20Z 2004
dc.description.abstract A pulsed neutron method to measure the water or hydrogen content in a rock material has been tested on the experimental set-up at the fast neutron generator in the IFJ PAN. A dedicated pulsed thermal neutron source has been designed, built and added to this set-up. The test experiments have been done using dry crumbled granite as the rock matrix. The hydrogen content in samples has varied due to an addition of a defined amount of polyethylene. The time decay constant of the pulsed thermal neutron flux has been measured as a function of polyethylene content in granite+polyethylene samples. The experimental results have been supplemented with Monte Carlo simulations of the experiments. Analytical estimations of the time decay constant in the examined geometry have also been done. Difficulties of the proposed experimental method at low values of the hydrogen content are discussed. The proposed method using the pulsed neutron source to determine the hydrogen content which is less than 10 %, can be applied for rock samples of volume about 30 dm3. For higher hydrogen content the volume of the sample can be lower – about 7 dm3. pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.language.iso eng pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.publisher Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.relation.ispartofseries Raport IFJ PAN;1945/PN
dc.title Sensitivity of the Thermal Neutron Time Decay to the Hydrogen Content in a Rock Sample pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.type Report pl_PL.UTF-8

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