IV. B1.ANGEWANDTE KERNDATEN

            APPLIED NUCLEAR DATA

 

PERSONAL – STAFF

Scientific staff:    Univ.Prof. Dr. Manfred Drosg

 

FORSCHUNG – RESEARCH

Fast neutron research:

In a cooperation with Los Alamos National Laboratory, going back to the year 1969, neutron and gamma ray data both for basic physics and applied purposes are being measured and evaluated. The data reduction and evaluation is done at the institute.

More recently, in a cooperation with the University of Cape Town neutron experiments for applied purposes are made at the National Accelerator Centre of South Africa in Faure.

 

 More recent high-lights:

1.       Invention of a nuclear method for the identification and possibly the detection of hidden explosives. This invention is based on the fact that as a rule, at least 1 out of 4 atoms in an explosive is hydrogen. It was shown experimentally that as little as 130 g of Urea can be measured very easily when covered with 14 cm of sand. So it is likely that mines with only 80g explosive with a cover of up to 30 cm of soil can be detected. This sensitivity is far superior to that of any other nuclear method in use or proposed. Originally a vehicle based device with a total mass of less than 600 kg and a prototype cost of less than 1 million $ was envisioned. The feasibility of a portable device utilizing the associated charged particle technique was shown.

2.       Differential neutron cross section data in the 4He system are being prepared to be included into the international cross section files ENDF_B7.

 

 

KOOPERATIONEN - CO-OPERATIONS

Co-operations

IAEA

Nuclear Data Section

Physics Section

USA

Los Alamos National Laboratory

NNDC of Brookhaven National Laboratory

Japan

Japanese Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai-mura

France

Centre d'Etudes de Bruyeres-le-Chatel

Germany

KfK, Karlsruhe

South Africa

University of Cape Town, Rondebosch

National Accelerator Centre, Faure

 

 

VERÖFFENTLICHUNGEN - PUBLICATIONS

F.D. Brooks, M. Drosg, F.D. Smit, C.Wikner: “Detection of explosive remnants of war by neutron thermalisation”, Appl. Rad. Isot. 70,119(2012)

M. DROSG: “Complete Monte Carlo Simulation of Neutron Scattering ExperimentsAIP Conf. Proc. 1412, 86 (2011); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3665300

M. Drosg: Some White Neutron (Source) Spectra Encountered During 40+ Years of Fast Neutron Work”,  Report INDC(NDS) 0590 (2011) on Consultants’ Meeting on Neutron Source Spectra for EXFOR, April 13-15, 2011 Vienna, IAEA HQ” http://www-nds.iaea.org/publications/indc/indc-nds-0590/

M. Drosg , R. Avalos Ortiz, and B. Hoop:”Re-evaluation of Neutron-4He Elastic Scattering Data near 20 MeV” Phys.Rev.C.83.064616 (2011)

 

EXPERTENENTSENDUNG – DELEGATION BY THE REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA

IAEA Consultants’ Meeting on Neutron Sources Spectra for EXFOR, IAEA HQ, Vienna , Austria, 13 to 15 April 2011

 

VORTRÄGE – LECTURES

M. Drosg, "How did I (not) handle several neutron source related problems during 40+

years of fast neutron work“, presented at the IAEA Consultants’ Meeting on Neutron Sources Spectra for EXFOR, IAEA HQ, Vienna , Austria, on 13th of April 2011

M. Drosg,”Complete Monte Carlo Simulation of Neutron Scattering Experiments”, 11th International Conference on Applications of Nuclear Techniques, June 12-18, 2011, Kreta, Griechenland

 

VERSCHIEDENES – MISCELLANEOUS

Referent für Appl.Rad.Isot.

Referent für Nucl.Sci.Eng.

 

Referent für Nucl.Inst.Meth.


© Manfred Drosg, Fakultät für Physik der Universität Wien
Last update on Apr. 25, 2011at 11:10 by MD