Implementation of k0-INAA standardisation at ITU TRIGA Mark II research reactor, Turkey based on k0-IAEA software

Ayse Nur Esen*, Sevilay Haciyakupoglu

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The purpose of this study is to test the applicability of k0-INAA method at the Istanbul Technical University TRIGA Mark II research reactor. The neutron spectrum parameters such as epithermal neutron flux distribution parameter (α), thermal to epithermal neutron flux ratio (f) and thermal neutron flux (ϕth) were determined at the central irradiation channel of the ITU TRIGA Mark II research reactor using bare triple-monitor method. HPGe detector calibrations and calculations were carried out by k0-IAEA software. The α, f and ϕth values were calculated to be -0.009, 15.4 and 7.92·1012cm-2s-1, respectively. NIST SRM 1633b coal fly ash and intercomparison samples consisting of clay and sandy soil samples were used to evaluate the validity of the method. For selected elements, the statistical evaluation of the analysis results was carried out by z-score test. A good agreement between certified/reported and experimental values was obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-286
Number of pages5
JournalRadiation Physics and Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016

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The authors would like to thank Istanbul Technical University Research Foundation (Project no. 36487 ) for the financial support.

FundersFunder number
Istanbul Technical University Research Foundation36487


    • k-IAEA
    • k-INAA
    • Neutron spectrum parameters
    • TRIGA


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