Evaluation of Low Dose Silicon Carbide Temperature Monitors

Kurt L. Davis, Andrei Goussarov, Troy C. Unruh, Pattrick Calderoni, Brenden J. Heidrich, K.M. Verner, Ahmad Al Rashdan, Steven Van Dyck, Inge Uytdenhouwen

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    The Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) is the United States Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy's only designated nuclear energy user facility. Its mission is to provide nuclear energy researchers access to world-class capabilities and to facilitate the advancement of nuclear science and technology. This mission is supported by providing access to state-of-the-art experimental irradiation testing, post-irradiation examination facilities, and high performance computing capabilities as well as technical and scientific assistance for the design and execution of projects. As part of an NSUF project, low dose silicon carbide monitors were irradiated in the Belgian Reactor 2 and were then evaluated both at the SCK•CEN and at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) High Temperature Test Laboratory to determine their peak temperature achieved during irradiation. The technical significance of this work was that the monitors were irradiated to a dose that was significantly less than recommended in published literature. This paper will discuss the evaluation process, the irradiation test, and the performance of the low dose silicon carbide temperature monitors.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number8924684
    Pages (from-to)585-591
    Number of pages6
    JournalIEEE transactions on nuclear Science
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - 5 Dec 2019
    Event2019 - ANIMMA - Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications: International conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications - Grand Hotel Bernardin, Portoroz
    Duration: 17 Jun 201921 Jun 2019

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