Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 318, Issue 3, pp 2067–2072 | Cite as

Efficiency calibration of an on-line detection device for fuel rod failure in a PWR

  • Guoxiu QinEmail author
  • Yujuan Liu
  • Youning Xu
  • Weizhe Li
  • Fan Li
  • Hexi Wu


This paper describes a method of calibrating the efficiency of an on-line detection device for fuel rod failure in a pressurized water reactor. 214Am, 137Cs, 60Co and 24Na were selected to produce 4 sets of liquid calibration sources, and a calibration system that could simulate the on-site measurement of the on-line detection device was established. Efficiency calibration was performed against γ-ray lines, which could be identified by a LaBr3(Ce) detector. After a true coincidence summing correction, an efficiency curve of the on-line detection device for fuel rod failure was obtained, with a calibration uncertainty of 3.5%.


Efficiency calibration On-line detection device Calibration system True coincidence summing correction 



This work was supported by the Nature Science Foundation of China Program (No. 41804114) and Engineering Research Center of Nuclear Technology Application (Ministry of Education No. 1410600030). The authors would like to express thanks to the China Institute of Atomic Energy for its support of this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shenyang Institute of EngineeringShenyangChina
  2. 2.East China University of TechnologyNanchangChina

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