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dc.contributor.advisorBraby, Leslie
dc.creatorGordon, William
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-29T19:39:25Z
dc.date.available2017-08-01T05:37:33Z
dc.date.created2015-08
dc.date.issued2015-05-28
dc.date.submittedAugust 2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/155401
dc.description.abstractBoron lined ion chambers designed to monitor thermal flux between the fuel rods of a TRIGA Mark II pool type reactor were found to have excessive electronic and microphonic noise which overwhelmed the neutron signal in preliminary measurements. In order to effectively evaluate the detectors sensitivity to electrical and microphonic noise, a testing apparatus was constructed to provide consistent and reproducible geometry and decibel sound levels from test equipment. After careful testing, it was found that the main microphonic susceptibility was because of the triboelectric effect within the coaxial cable. This was eliminated with the use of a low-noise cable. Once the electronic noise was minimized and new cables were installed, an improved neutron measurement was made.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectBoron Carbide
dc.subjectB4C
dc.subjectNeutron Detection
dc.subjectMicrophonic Noise
dc.subjectIn-Core Instrumentation
dc.subjectRadiation Detector
dc.titleAnalysis of Microphonic Noise Genesis and Mitigation in a Boron Carbide Detector System
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentNuclear Engineering
thesis.degree.disciplineHealth Physics
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A & M University
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.levelMasters
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKhatri, Sunil
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPerez-Nunez, Delia
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dc.date.updated2015-10-29T19:39:25Z
local.embargo.terms2017-08-01
local.etdauthor.orcid0000-0002-5729-3006


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