Remark on the applicability of Campbelling techniques for transient signals
Journal article, 2016

The signals of fission chambers are traditionally evaluated with Campbelling methods at medium count rates. Lately there has been a growing interest in the extension of Campbelling methods to cover a wider range of count rates. These methods are applied to measure the neutron flux in the stationary state of the reactor. However, there has not been any attempt to generalize these techniques for transient reactor states. This short note is devoted to a discussion of this question. It is shown through analytic and numerical calculations that for practical reasons the traditional, stationary Campbelling methods can be applied for transient scenarios as well. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Campbelling mode


Fission chamber

Filtered Poisson process

Neutron flux monitoring

High order


Zsolt Elter

Chalmers, Physics, Subatomic and Plasma Physics

Imre Pazsit

Chalmers, Physics, Subatomic and Plasma Physics

C. Jammes

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

0168-9002 (ISSN)

Vol. 813 10-12

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Physical Sciences



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