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  1. BARC highlights '88

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    Highlights of research and development activities of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Bombay during 1988 are presented in chapters entitled: Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Materials and Materials Sciences, Radioisotopes, Reactors, Fuel Cycle, Radiological Safety and Protection, Electronics and Instrumentation, Engineering Services, and Life Sciences. Main thrust of the R and D activities of BARC is on nuclear power reactor technology and all stages of nuclear fuel cycle. Some activities are also in the frontier areas such as high temperature superconductivity and inertial confinement fusion. (M.G.B.). figs., tabs., coloured ills

  2. Accelerator development in BARC

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    Charged particle accelerators have played crucial role in the field of both basic and applied sciences. This has been possible because the accelerators have been extensively utilized from unraveling the secrets of nature to diverse applications such as implantation, material modification, medical diagnostics and therapy, nuclear energy and clean air and water. The development of accelerators in BARC can be categorized in two broad categories namely proton and heavy ion based accelerators and electron based accelerators. The heavy ion accelerators with sufficiently high energies are currently being used for conducting frontline nuclear and allied research whereas the electron accelerators are being routinely used for various industrial applications. Recently, there is a strong interest for developing the high energy and high intensity accelerators due to their possibility of effective utilization towards concept of energy amplification (Accelerator Driven System), incineration nuclear waste and transmutation. This talk will discuss details of the accelerator development program in BARC with particular emphasis on the recent development at Low Energy High Intensity Proton Accelerator (LEHIPA) Facility in Ion Accelerator Development Division, BARC. (author)

  3. BARC highlights 86

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    The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Bombay, is the premier multidisciplinary research establishment of the Department of Atomic Energy (India). It provides Research and Development (R and D) support to the nuclear programmes of the country. Some of its important R and D activities and achievements during 1986 are described in brief in the chapters entitled: Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Materials and Materials Sciences, Life Sciences, Reactors, Fuel Cycle, and Electronics and Instrumentation. The entire text is illustrated with a number of diagrams and photographs. (M.G.B.)

  4. BARC solution for burn injuries

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    2003-01-01

    The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), has developed Hydrogel which is expected to be mass marketed soon in India. Dr Anil Kakodkar, Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission, said the product not only heals the wound, but also eliminates scars (1/2 page).

  5. Engineering ceramics development in BARC

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    The non-nuclear ceramics research and development activities in BARC encompass the oxides carbide and nitride of light elements. The major thrust areas have been towards development of engineering ceramics like alumina, zirconia, silicon carbide and silicon nitride. The present paper summarises the research activities regarding these ceramics especially on powder synthesis and shape fabrication by injection moulding, reaction-sintering and activated sintering. The stability of silicon carbide in oxygen containing atmosphere is highlighted. (orig.)

  6. Electron accelerators programme at BARC

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    Electron beams have established themselves as potential tools in the field of basic sciences. They have been employed as probes for unfolding the secrets of nature in the field of physics, chemistry, biology, metallurgy, agriculture etc. The applied sciences also have been immensely influenced by their vast potential. Even the industry could not remain isolated from their impact. It is evident from the processing of the materials which has gone through a dramatic change. To quote a few example's, the curing of coatings and adhesives, coloring of diamonds, irradiation of food, cross linking of cables, sterilization of medical products, treatment of pathogenic germs etc. have gone through a radical transformation. Similarly, the electron generated photon beams are finding vast applications in the field of radiography, radiation therapy and the strategic areas like defense. Free electron lasers have found a good berth in medicines and material sciences. BARC had long back realized the enormous potential of these beams and chalked out an elaborate programme for developing these accelerators. A brief account of the programme is given

  7. New generation of bottom anti-reflective coatings (BARCs): photodefinable BARCs

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    Guerrero, Douglas J.; Trudgeon, Tonya

    2003-06-01

    Three polymer systems, polycarbonates, polysulfonyl esters, and hybrid carbonate-sulfones, were evaluated as materials for a new generation of bottom anti-reflective coatings (BARCs). The polymers were tested for their solubility in accepted industry solvents, resistance to photoresist solvents after casting, thermal stability, and photosensitivity. From these, polysulfonyl esters show more promising properties as photodefinable BARCs than the other systems because of their good solvent solubility and resistance to photoresist solvents after casting. These polymers can be formulated in ethyl lactate (EL) or 1-methoxy-2-acetoxypropane (PGMEA) but are insoluble in the same solvents after curing above 170°C. The polysulfonyl esters were thermally stable up to ~300°C in air. The cured films were exposed with DUV light at 200 to 600 mJ/cm2. After exposure, the films can be easily removed in alkaline developer.

  8. Criticality calculations on BARC parallel processor- ANUPAM

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    Parallel processing offers an increase in computational speed beyond the technological limitations of single processor systems. BARC has recently developed a parallel processing system (ANUPAM) based Multiple Instruction Multiple Data (MIMD) distributed memory architecture. In the work reported here, the sequential version of Monte Carlo code MONALI is modified to work on the ANUPAM for criticality calculations. The problem of random number generation in a parallel environment is handled using leapfrog technique. The code is modified to use variable number of slave processors. The parallel version of MONALI is used to calculate multiplication factor, fluxes and absorptions in one of the 8x8 fuel assemblies of IAEA BWR benchmark in 69 groups. To compare gain in execution time, the benchmark is also solved on LANDMARK and ND-570 systems (both serial) using the sequential version of the code. Speedup and efficiencies achieved on varying the number of slave processors are encouraging. (author). 5 refs., 1 tab

  9. Neutron beam research at BARC (India) and international collaboration

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    Ramanadham, M.; Mukhopadhyay, R. [Solid State Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (India)

    2001-03-01

    Neutron beam research started in India more than four decades ago. Presently, the National Facility for Neutron Beam Research, NFNBR is located in Dhruva, a 100 MW research reactor. The entire facility, including the development of neutron detectors, is the result of indigenous efforts of the participating scientists from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, BARC. NFNBR is accessible to national and international collaborations, and about forty research groups from various institutions have already availed this facility. Active collaboration with ISIS started since 1984, when the day-1 spectrometer, built at BARC, became operational at ISIS. The collaboration continued with the fabrication, at BARC, of parts for OSIRIS spectrometer. Many neutron beam researchers from BARC have carried out collaborative experiments using the neutron sources at USA, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Japan. (author)

  10. Neutron beam research at BARC (India) and international collaboration

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    Neutron beam research started in India more than four decades ago. Presently, the National Facility for Neutron Beam Research, NFNBR is located in Dhruva, a 100 MW research reactor. The entire facility, including the development of neutron detectors, is the result of indigenous efforts of the participating scientists from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, BARC. NFNBR is accessible to national and international collaborations, and about forty research groups from various institutions have already availed this facility. Active collaboration with ISIS started since 1984, when the day-1 spectrometer, built at BARC, became operational at ISIS. The collaboration continued with the fabrication, at BARC, of parts for OSIRIS spectrometer. Many neutron beam researchers from BARC have carried out collaborative experiments using the neutron sources at USA, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Japan. (author)

  11. Advances in nuclear desalination in BARC

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    As a part of our programme to improve the quality of life of our large population by systematic induction of nuclear energy, BARC has been engaged in R and D activities on desalination since 1970s. The desalination activities were part of a programme of setting up a number of demonstration plants for the energy intensive processes such as desalination of seawater, electrolytic production of hydrogen and electro thermal production of phosphorus. These activities are presently termed by IAEA as 'Non Electrical Application of Nuclear Energy'. Over a period of time, BARC has successfully developed desalination technologies based on multi-stage flash (MSF) evaporation, reverse osmosis (RO) and low temperature evaporation (LTE). In the field of thermal desalination, efforts are directed towards utilizing the low-grade heat and the waste heat as energy input for desalination. In membrane desalination, work is being carried out on newer pre-treatment methods such as use of ultra filtration, energy reduction and higher membrane life. Based on operational experience of MSF and RO plants at Trombay, BARC has undertaken establishment of the Nuclear Desalination Demonstration Project (NDDP), Kalpakkam. NDDP consists of a hybrid MSF-RO desalination plant of 6300 m3/d capacity (4500 m3/d MSF and 1800 m3/d Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO)) coupled to 2 x 170 MWe Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) at MAPS, Kalpakkam. The requirements of seawater, steam and electrical power for the desalination plants are met from MAPS I and II which are around 1.5%, 1.0% and 0.5% of available at MAPS. The hybrid plant has provision for redundancy, utilization of streams from one to other and production of two qualities of products for their best utilization. The 1800 m3/d SWRO plant, which is already commissioned in August 2002, is designed to operate at relatively lower pressure (51.5 bar during 1st year and 54 bar during 3rd year) to save energy, employs lesser pre-treatment (because of

  12. Molecular laser isotope separation programme at BARC

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    Little over thirty years ago, BARC ventured into a new frontier of scientific research: Molecular Laser Isotope Separation (MLIS) programme based on the interaction of lasers with molecules. The initial project was a scheme to produce enriched uranium. The idea was to use the intense, monochromatic light of lasers to break the chemical bonds of only those molecules containing the fissionable isotope uranium-235. At present the programme is evolving around separation of low and middle mass isotopes, namely sulphur 34/33/32, oxygen 17/18, carbon 13/12, hydrogen T/D/H to be followed by an advanced engineering programme designed to lead to a demonstration plant. The latest results have come very close to the design parameters specified for a full-scale separation of carbon isotopes. All these expertise provide an infra structure for future front line R and D activities in the general area of Laser Photochemical Technology which would include i) LIS of other useful elements ii) Material processing and iii) Fuel reprocessing/ waste management (author)

  13. Popularization of groundnut varieties through BARC-UASD collaboration

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    To boost the productivity of groundnut, farmers need to have an access to improved seeds of the right variety, at the right time, at the right place, at an affordable price. The awareness and benefits of the improved varieties and quality seeds of groundnut was carried out by carefully planned co-ordinated educational systems such as field trials, demonstrations, field days, training farmers, interface meetings through the well established network of the University and mass media promotional tools. The BARC-UASD collaboration led to the popularization of BARC groundnut varieties like TAG-24, TG-26, TPG-41 and TDG-39 among the farming community of north Karnataka. (author)

  14. Investigation of UFO defect on DUV CAR and BARC process

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    Yet, Siew Ing; Ko, Bong Sang; Lee, Soo Man; May, Mike

    2004-05-01

    Photo process defect reduction is one of the most important factors to improve the process stability and yield in sub-0.18um DUV process. In this paper, a new approach to minimize the Deep-UV (DUV) Chemically Amplified Resist (CAR) and Bottom Anti-Reflective Coating (BARC) induced defect known as UFO (UnidentiFied Object) defect will be introduced. These defects have mild surface topography difference on BARC; it only exists on the wide exposed area where there is no photoresist pattern. In this test, Nikon KrF Stepper & Scanner and TEL Clean track were used. Investigation was carried out on the defect formulation on both Acetal and ESCAP type of photoresist while elemental analysis was done by Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) & Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES). Result indicated that both BARC and photoresist induce this UFO defect; total defect quantity is related with Post Exposure Bake (PEB) condition. Based on the elemental analysis and process-split test, we can conclude that this defect is caused by lack of acid amount and low diffusivity which is related to PAG (Photo Acid Generator) and TAG (Thermal Acid Generator) in KrF photoresist and BARC material. By optimizing photoresist bake condition, this UFO defect as well as other related defect such as Satellite defect could be eliminated.

  15. Conceptualization and development of a helium liquefier at BARC, Mumbai

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    Indigenous development of helium liquefiers is regarded as a high priority area at BARC, Mumbai. A precooled Collin's cycle based helium liquefier conceived to work between pressure limits of 0.105 and 1.3 MPa (a) and with mass flow rate of 62 g/s is reported in the present paper. The system is designed to achieve a liquefaction rate of about 57 l/hr with the lowest temperature as 4.86 K. Effect of different heat exchanger effectiveness and turbine efficiency values on the liquefier performance has also been theoretically studied and reported here. Design and development methodology of the liquefier cold box has been dealt with. The present paper also describes the current state of installation and commissioning activities of the above described helium liquefier at BARC, Mumbai. First trial runs are expected soon after the completion of the transferline circuit from the liquefier cold box to the liquid helium receiver vessel. (author)

  16. Status report on the folded tandem ion accelerator at BARC

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    P Singh; S K Gupta; M J Kansara; A Agarwal; S Santra; Rajesh Kumar; A Basu; P Sapna; S P Sarode; N B V Subrahmanyam; J P Bhatt; P J Raut; S S Pol; P V Bhagwat; S Kailas; B K Jain

    2002-11-01

    The folded tandem ion accelerator (FOTIA) facility set up at BARC has become operational. At present, it is used for elemental analysis studies using the Rutherford backscattering technique. The beams of 1H, 7Li, 12C, 16O and 19F have been accelerated up to terminal voltages of about 3 MV and are available for experiments. The terminal voltage is stable within ± 2 kV. In this paper, present status of the FOTIA and future plans are discussed.

  17. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) annual report 1985-86

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    The research and development (R and D) activities and accomplishments during the financial year 1985-86 of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay are reported. The BARC is a multidisciplinary laboratory engaged in R and D activities in the field of nuclear energy. The main thrust of the R and D activities of the Centre is aimed at: (1) achieving targets of India's nuclear power programme, (2) indigenisation of the various steps in the nuclear fuel cycle, (3) developing and propagating peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology in the country in fields such as agriculture, medicine and industry, (4) providing scientific support to regulatory functions associated with nuclear facilities and radiation protection activities in the country. The salient features of these R and D activities are described in the chapters entitled: (1) physical sciences, (2) chemical sciences, (3) materials and materials sciences, (4) life sciences, (5) radioisotopes, (6) reactors, (7) fuel cycle, (8) health and safety, (9) electronics and instrumentation, and (10) technical services. A list of publications by the staff-members during the report period is given at the end of each chapter. The R and D activities of the outstation units of BARC, namely, Nuclear Research Laboratory at Srinagar, High Altitude Research Laboratory at Gulmarg, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre at Calcutta and Gauribidanur Seismic Array near Bangalore are also covered in the report. Other activities of the Centre include technology transfer and manpower training which are also described briefly. (M.G.B.)

  18. Solid-state RF power amplifiers development at BARC

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    The paper presents the recent developments on solid- RF power amplifiers (SSRFPA) at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). Recent developments on solid-state RF power amplifier modules using LDMOS devices higher power output (>800) per module, high power gain (∼20 dB), and moderate DC to RF conversion efficiency (>65%). RF power combiners at various outputs (1-10 kW) at arbitrary input ports have developed. Integral power amplifiers at 325 and 352 MHz have been designed for 1, 3, 5 and 7 kW output. It also includes the 270 W, 352 MHz driver of 1 MW klystron based high power RF system. This SSRFPA has power gain of 22 dB and drain efficiency of 63%. Another RF generator of 300 W, 100 MHz has been specifically developed for RF ion-source of 14 MeV generator. The RF generator has 71 % efficiency. The paper presents details and test results of all the SSRFPA developments. (author)

  19. Status of solid-state power amplifiers development in BARC

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    Various solid-state power amplifiers have been developed to meet the requirements of accelerator needs for BARC and its collaboration projects. These are mainly 352 and 325 MHz RF power amplifiers. The 352 MHz, RF power amplifier have been developed to feed the buncher cavity of the Low Energy High Intensity Proton Accelerator (LEHIPA). Whereas 325 MHz 3 kW and 7 kW solid- state power amplifiers have been designed under the IIFC-Fermilab collaboration. The same technologies will also be used for 200 MeV superconducting accelerator of ADS program. The paper present the technology details of the power amplifier modules, power combiners, dividers and sensors etc. The developed SSPAs are of 3 kW, 325 MHz and 10 kW 352 MHz. Both the power amplifiers have been tested on a 50 ohm load. The 3 kW SSPA has the drain efficiency of 65.3%. The four modules have the power output of 850 W each. This SSPA has the figure of merit of SSPAs (number of modules per kW) is 1.2. The 10 kW SSPA is mainly required to feed the buncher cavity of the LEHIPA. It is combination of 16 power modules of 800 W each at 352 MHz. (author)

  20. Ceramic nuclear fuels development at BARC - recent activities

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    The ceramic nuclear fuels activities at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in recent years have been in the following areas: - improvisation of process flowsheet for economic and efficient production of high density UO2 fuel pellets on industrial scale for pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWR), - fabrication, thermophysical property evaluation and irradiation-testing of (U, Pu)O2, (Th, Pu)O2 and (Th, U)O2 fuels for PHWRs, - fabrication and thermophysical property evaluation of (U, Pu)O2, (U, Pu)C and (U, Pu)N fueld pellets for liquid metal cooled fast breeder reactors (LMFBR). The conventional ''powder-pellet'' and the advanced ''sol-gel microsphere pelletisation'' (SGMP) processes have been optimised for fabrication of oxide, carbide and nitride fuel pellets of controlled density and microstructure. The SGMP route is dust-free and is ideally suitable for remote fabrication of highly radiotoxic Pu and Pu233 bearing ceramic fuels. For fabrication of UO2 and (U, Pu)O2 pellets, a process combining SGMP and low temperature oxidative sintering has been developed for minimising radioactive dust hazard and energy requirement during sintering. The thermal conductivity (laser flash method) and hot hardness (using Vickers diamond indentor) of oxide, carbide and nitride fuel pellets were evaluated upto 1800 K and 1500 K respectively. The out-of-pile experiments on chemical compatibility of mixed uranium plutonium monocarbide and mononitride fuel pellets with stainless steel (type SS 316) cladding have been carried out to find their suitability as fueld for fast breeder test reactor (FBTR) and prototype fast breeder reactors (PFBR) at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) at Kalpakkam. (orig.)

  1. Control and monitoring of EXAFS beamline of Indus-2 at RRCAT remotely from BARC

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    EXAFS Beam line of Indus-2 is being operated and managed by Spectroscopy Division, BARC. Experimental setup in Indus-2 experimental hall is required to be monitored and operated when beam is available at Indus-2. To facilitate remote monitoring and control of the experimental setup from BARC, necessary networking infrastructure has been commissioned. The setup is based on client-server architecture and is using LabView software as the application development tool. Vacuum is controlled and monitored remotely from BARC and data acquisition done at RRCAT for various parameters is transmitted to the other end. This is a unique application practically deployed on ANUNET. For providing dedicated, secured, reliable, high speed connectivity various options were explored. It was decided to use ANUNET network for this purpose. ANUNET is a DAE wide network connecting various units of DAE either by satellite based links or by leased links. Dedicated leased connectivity has been established between Spectroscopy Division, BARC and EXAFS Beam line, Indus-2. The connectivity does not intermix with the campus LANs of RRCAT and BARC, thus providing physical isolation, but at the same time addresses the user's requirement. IT security guidelines of the two units are also not compromised. (author)

  2. Observation of neutrons and tritium in the early BARC cold fusion experiments

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    Soon after the Fleischmann-Pons announcement of 1989, a number of groups at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai independently set up experiments to confirm if nuclear products such as neutrons and tritium are generated when samples of Pd and Ti metal are loaded with deuterium, using both electrolytic as well as gas/plasma-based loading techniques. Twelve independent research groups involving about 50 scientists were engaged in this massive effort during 1989-95, before institutional support for research on this topic was withdrawn, emulating global trends. This article briefly summarizes the results obtained during those early BARC studies. (author)

  3. Overview of slow positron beam based research in BARC

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    Energy distributed positrons emitted from the beta decay of radioisotopes provide averaged information about the bulk of the sample. With the advent of slow positron beams, it has become possible to monoenergize positrons emitted from the radioisotope sources and probe surfaces, buried interfaces and multilayer structures. The positron emitted from the source are made to thermalize and transported to the sample as a monochromatic beam with the help of electric and magnetic field assemblies to carry out depth dependent studies. The slow positron beam at Radiochemistry Division, BARC is currently being utilized for depth profile studies in organic semiconductor (OSC) thin films and defect structure in metallic samples. In addition, pore architecture in membranes referring to pore interconnectivities have been addressed. The present talk entails studies on nanoscale organics and touches upon the utility of positron beam technique to address pore architecture. Single and multilayer nanoscale films of metal phthalocyanines (MPc) have been studied to probe buried interfaces and nanostructural variations as a function of different growth parameters. The sensitivity of positron to defects helped in identifying structural disorder resulting due to the heteroepitaxy between different materials. The ability to control the depth of penetration has helped to probe buried interfaces in these organic heterostructures. The positron diffusion length is derived from the Doppler broadening profiles (S-E) arid compared with charge carrier mobility in OSCs. Effect of post deposition annealing temperature on the nanostructure of MPc thin films has also been studied. The S-E profile together with S-W correlation helped in identifying nanostructural inhomogeneities in the film. In another study, the defect structure at the interface of OSC and the dielectric substrate has been examined for the films grown on SiO2/Si substrates, unmodified and modified, as the case may be, using self

  4. Research on refractory, reactive and rare metals in BARC

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    -metallics for specific applications. The presentation will essentially attempt to give an account of the development of refractory, reactive and rare metals in BARC over the period of nearly fifty years. (author)

  5. Over-expression, Rapid Preparation and Some Properties of C-terminal BARc Region in PICK1

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    Junhua Wang

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available A DNA fragment encoding C-terminal BARc region (amino acids 128-416 of rat PICK1 (NP_445912 was inserted into a modified vector pMAL-s involving human rhinovirus 3C protease cleavage site to produce a recombinant plasmid, pMAL-s-barc. The construct can express the fusion protein, MBP-BARc in the soluble form in E.coli. To remove the MBP tag, MBP-BARc purified from amylose beads was digested with human rhinovirus 3C protease and the cleavage efficiency is about 95% when the ratio of protein / enzyme (w/w reaches 50:1, as analyzed on SDS-PAGE. The enzymatic reaction mixture was rapidly separated into two parts, MBP in the supernatant and BARc in the precipitate at the concentration of 1 M ammonium sulfate. In such case, the target protein BARc could be economically produced in a soluble state to be as the sample for measuring its biochemical function, for example, protein-protein interaction and protein-lipid combination.

  6. Multi axis motor control system for BARC-TIFR LINAC scattering chamber

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    A general purpose scattering chamber of 150 cm diameter and 50 cm height is recently installed at BARC-TIFR LINAC facility. Scattering chamber is used in several experiments using particle accelerators. A remote controlled system is developed to perform various operation in scattering chamber. Four servo motors with PLC interface have been used to meet the precise positioning of target and detectors in scattering chamber. User interface software has been developed in Java which interacts with the system over Ethernet

  7. Short term course on Particle Accelerator Facilities in BARC: lecture notes

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    This course will focus on the working principles of different types of accelerators and the safety and regulatory aspects of the particle accelerators in BARC. We sincerely hope that the course will benefit all those involved in the design, operation, maintenance as well as regulation of the particle accelerators. The course will bring together all the stakeholders on a common platform to understand and communicate various aspects of particle accelerators. Papers relevant to INIS are indexed separately

  8. Installation and commissioning of Scandiflash-450 flash X-ray generator at BARC, Visakhapatnam

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    Energetics and Electromagnetics Division, BARC, Visakhapatnam has possessed a Flash X-ray radiography (FXR) system, make: Scandiflash, Sweden. This installation and commissioning of the system has been done by ourselves. Few problems have been detected during installation and commissioning. The troubleshooting of the system has been done. Somewhere we needed to replace the original components by indigenously made one. The complete installation and commissioning has been reportedly as far as detailed possible. Presently the system is working with satisfaction. The installed facility is being used as one of the primary means of diagnostics in many of the ongoing experiments. (author)

  9. Evaluation of thermophysical and thermomechanical properties of aluminium matrix dispersion fuels at BARC

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    Al-U alloy and Al-UAIx, Al-U3O8 and Al-U3Si2 composites are being extensively used all over the world as fuel for small, water-cooled, non-power research reactors. As part of 40 kWt KAMINI and 5 MWt and 10 MWt research reactor fuels development programme at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Bombay, out-of-pile properties of these fuels, namely, hot hardness, high temperature microstructure and thermal conductivity were evaluated in the temperature range of 300-900K. (author)

  10. Proceedings of the national symposium on BARC technologies for development of rural India

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    For empowering Indian villages, science and technology (S and T) based eco-friendly work plan have to be evolved. Sustainable techno-economic growth of rural sector in a country of vast size such as India requires technology innovations and their ingenious adaptation. This can be achieved to a great extent by adopting such technologies for varied local conditions so that it can be applied quickly to enhance the quality of life of larger population. Considering the wealth of technology and innovative capability generated in BARC, as an off-shoot of R and D in nuclear energy and its applications in power and non-power areas, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India has launched - Societal Initiative for utilization of Non-Power Applications (NPAs) and Spin off technologies (Spin-offs) in the area of water, land, agriculture, food processing and urban-rural waste management. Within this framework of societal initiative, structured programme called 'AKRUTI - KRUTIK - FORCE' has been formulated and is being implemented by BARC for techno-economic growth of the rural sector, as one of the many schemes for large-scale deployment of NPAs and spin-offs. This symposium consisting of invited lectures and poster presentations covered the topics like food and agriculture, health and environment, energy and conservation. Papers relevant to INIS are indexed separately

  11. Indigenous development and performance evaluation of BARC aerodynamic size separator (BASS)

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    Singh, S; Khan, A; Mayya, Y S; Narayanan, K P; Purwar, R C; Sapra, B K; Sunny, F

    2002-01-01

    Commercially available cascade impactors, commonly used for aerodynamic size separation of aerosol particles, are based on the principle of inertial impaction. As of now, these instruments are imported at a cost of several lakhs of rupees; hence an effort has been made to develop an aerodynamic particle sizer indigenously in BARC. This unit, referred to as BARC Aerodynamic Size Separator (BASS), separates aerosols into seven size classes ranging from 0.53 mu m to 10 mu m and operates at a flow rate of 45 Ipm. Intercomparison studies between the standard Andersen Mark-II (Grasbey Andersen Inc.) impactor and BASS using nebulizer generated aerosols have consistently shown excellent performance by BASS in all respects. In particular, BASS yielded the parameters of polydisperse aerosols quite accurately. Experiments to evaluate the individual stage cut-off diameters show that these are within 8% of their designed value for all stages except the higher two stages which indicate about 30% lower values than the desig...

  12. Variation of outdoor radon levels and gamma radiation with respect to meteorological parameter at BARC, Vizag

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    Hourly outdoor radon concentration along with meteorological parameters were measured at eight locations in and around BARC, Vizag using radon monitoring system (Alpha Guard, Genitron make). The geometric means of outdoor radon levels were found to be in the range of 4-22 Bqm-3. The diurnal variation of outdoor radon concentration observed at each location indicates a possible dependence on the meteorological parameters. A build up of 2-16 fold is observed in early morning hours in outdoor radon concentration. The radon concentration is found to increase with increase in relative humidity. The radon concentration was also found to be inversely related to the atmospheric temperature with minimum radon concentration during afternoon hours, when the temperature was maximum. Similarly maximum radon concentration was observed in the early morning hours, when the temperature was minimum. Gamma radiation levels were also measured at eight locations in and around BARC, Vizag. The arithmetic means of gamma radiation observed in these locations were found to vary from 139-266 nGyh-1. The gamma radiation levels observed these locations were found to be independent of temperature and humidity for the measurement period of this study. (author)

  13. Fabrication experience of aluminium clad aluminium matrix dispersion fuels at BARC

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    Aluminium clad, aluminium matrix plate type dispersion fuels have been fabricated in BARC in recent years as part of fuel development programme for small non-power research reactors. The present paper describes the flowsheet developed for fabrication of Al-UAlx, Al-U3Si2 and Al-U3O8 fuels at BARC. The Al-20% U alloy fuel for KAMINI neutron radiography reactor was prepared by 'melting and casting' route, followed by picture framing and roll-bonding. For higher 'U' density fuels namely, Al-UAlx, Al-U3O8 and Al-U3Si2 the 'powder metallurgy' route was followed for preparation of fuel meat. The novel features in fabrication route were: addition of Zr for stabilizing UAl3 phase in Al-20% U alloy; x-ray radiography and microdensitometric scanning of radiographs for location of fuel outline inside fuel element and for confirming homogeneous distribution of fissile atoms; immersion ultrasonic testing for confirming good bonding between mating Al surface of the fuel plate. (author)

  14. Status report on LEHIPA beam trial through 2 segments of RFQ at BARC

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    A 20 MeV, 30 mA, Low Energy High Intensity Protons Accelerator (LEHIPA) is under installation and commissioning at BARC. The 50 keV proton beam from Electron Cyclotron Resonance (ECR) source has been transported through Low Energy Beam Transport (LEBT) system and accelerated through 2 segments of Radio Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) to 1.2 MeV. Installation of Sub Systems like Vacuum System, RHVPS, High Power RF system, LLRF system, Control and Instrumentation and safety interlock is completed. Two more segments of RFQ are expected very soon. This talk will cover report of progress made on all sub systems and results of beam trial will be presented. (author)

  15. Design of a new controller for vacuum interlock system at BARC-TIFR Pelletron Accelerator Facility

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    The BARC-TIFR Pelletron Accelerator Facility has been operational for last twenty two years with progressively increased efficiency. The entire beam transport line is maintained under ultra high vacuum (UHV), Turbo Pumps, Getter and Ion Pumps are being used to maintain UHV in beam transport line. Safety of the pumps is ensured by interlocking operation of gate valves with the safe vacuum level. A new type of controller has been designed using CMOS ICs' for vacuum interlock system. Three pneumatically controlled UHV gate valves can be operated from this unit. This unit is interfaced with a multi cold cathode controller (Pfeiffer make) unit and accordingly generates signal to operate three gate valves. This paper presents the design features of the controller and its utilization. (author)

  16. Proceedings of the national symposium on BARC technologies for development of rural India

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    Empowering villages with Science and Technology (S and T) based on eco-friendly work plan for sustainable Techno-Economic growth of rural sector in a country of vast size, technology innovations and adaptations have to be evolved. This can be achieved to a great measure particularly since such technology will fit with varied local conditions and can be applied quickly to enhance the quality of life of larger population. Considering the wealth of technology and innovative capability generated in BARC, as an off-shoot of R and D in Nuclear Energy and its applications in power and non-power areas, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has launched - Societal Initiative for utilization of Non-Power Applications (NPAs) and Spinoff technologies (Spinoffs) in the area of water, land, agriculture, food processing and urban-rural waste management. Within this framework of societal initiative, structured programme called 'AKRUTI - KRUTIK - FORCE' has been formulated and is being implemented by BARC for techno-economic growth of the rural sector, as one of the many schemes for large-scale deployment of NPAs and spinoffs. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Officer's Association (BARCOA) is making a maiden attempt to hold a symposium where the scientists, technologists, agriculturists and the consumers will come on a common platform to discuss these issues. This symposium is organized to enable to take the fruits of technology to grass-root level to every villager in the remote corner and provide inclusive growth to the rural sector and tap the hidden innovative capability of large rural India. This symposium describes the various technologies developed indigenously by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre for the development of rural India. Papers relevant to INIS are indexed separately

  17. Indigenous development and performance evaluation of BARC aerodynamic size separator (BASS)

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    Commercially available cascade impactors, commonly used for aerodynamic size separation of aerosol particles, are based on the principle of inertial impaction. As of now, these instruments are imported at a cost of several lakhs of rupees; hence an effort has been made to develop an aerodynamic particle sizer indigenously in BARC. This unit, referred to as BARC Aerodynamic Size Separator (BASS), separates aerosols into seven size classes ranging from 0.53 μm to 10 μm and operates at a flow rate of 45 Ipm. Intercomparison studies between the standard Andersen Mark-II (Grasbey Andersen Inc.) impactor and BASS using nebulizer generated aerosols have consistently shown excellent performance by BASS in all respects. In particular, BASS yielded the parameters of polydisperse aerosols quite accurately. Experiments to evaluate the individual stage cut-off diameters show that these are within 8% of their designed value for all stages except the higher two stages which indicate about 30% lower values than the designed ones. The replotting of all the mass distribution data using the experimental cut-off diameters showed perfect lognormal fits, thereby indicating that these diameters are closer to the true stage cut-off diameters for BASS. The studies show that BASS will be suitable for determining the particle size distributions in the context of the radiological safety programmes of DAE. Being indigenous in design, it may be fabricated on a commercial scale at a cost far less than that of the imported units. Such a venture will greatly help several national programmes on atmospheric pollution being carried out by many laboratories and institutions across the country. (author)

  18. Status report of 6 MV FOTIA and LEAF accelerators at BARC

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    Two Accelerators, i.e. 6 MV Folded Tandem Ion Accelerator (FOTIA) facility and A Low Energy Accelerating Facility (LEAF) are operational at Ion Accelerator Development Division, BARC. The accelerated beams of both light and heavy ions from these facilities are being used extensively by various divisions of BARC, Universities, lIT Bombay and other R and D labs across the country for basic and applied research. The ion beam are being used for multi elemental analysis by PIXE and PIOE techniques, irradiation damage studies on structural material and live biological cells. LEAF employs the versatile SNICS-II (Source of Negative Ion by Cesium Sputtering) ion source and mass selection is done by a 90 degree magnet, which has a mass energy product of 66 MeV. This facility can deliver single negative ion beams of energy upto 50 keV. Negative ion beams of H-, Li-, C-, O-, Al-, Fe-, F-, Si-, S-, P-, Sb, Ag- and Au- beams has been extracted. Various Experiments have been done with H-, Li-, C-, Si-, S-, P- and Sb- beams. Typical particle currents available from this facility are few micro amperes. This facility is extensively used for H- ion implantation on lnAs/GaAs quantum dots at various energies between 50 keV to 20 keV, ion implantation on semiconductors and study on effect of irradiation effect over quantum dots for infrared photodetectors (QDIPs) and solar cell application and for testing of LEHIPA diagnostic devices and control software. Network based control system of this accelerator is used, apart from normal control operation, to auto start up and shutdown the accelerator and it is successfully working last few years. This paper will present the status report of FOTIA and LEAF with details and salient features of the facility, its applications and utilization. (author)

  19. Meteorological analysis of very severe cyclonic storm Hudhud in and around BARC-Visakhapatnam in October 2014

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    Meteorological features of 'Hudhud' for the active period October 11-13, 2014 monitored at BARC, Visakhapatnam site have been analyzed. Response from observatories and behavior of the rare event of a cyclone which crossed through Visakhapatnam is presented and discussed for information and record. This will be a useful input in planning and designing the safety features in the developmental activities proposed at this site. (author)

  20. Distributed vacuum system for 20 MeV, 30 mA LEHIPA project at BARC

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    The 20 MeV, 30 mA LEHIPA Project is at advance stage of commissioning at BARC, where high intensity proton beam will traverse about 30 meter through the LINAC accelerating structure, associated beam diagnostic and focusing elements. An average vacuum of the order of 10-7-10-8 Torr will be maintained for high beam transmission and minimum beam energy spreads. This is essential to minimize scattering of accelerated beam particles by the molecules of residual gases. The scattered particles result in loss of beam current, heating of structural surfaces, and at higher energies it causes activation of accelerator parts due to reactions. Except for the initial path of protons (H+ ions) near the ECR ion source where the plasma is formed inside the chamber at about 10-3 Torr hydrogen gas pressure, the vacuum system should meet the above requirement throughout the accelerator length. The vacuum system is divided in four sections where gas load and average vacuum levels are different based on the gas load. (author)

  1. Setup for thin layer activation at BARC-TIFR Pelletron Accelerator Facility

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    Layout of drift space above analysing magnet of BARC-TIFR Pelletron accelerator facility was modified in year 2003 to accommodate an irradiation setup in tower area known as 6M irradiation setup. Proton beam of a few MeV energy having current in range of hundreds of nA can be obtained at this port to carry out specific experiments. Irradiation setup was modified to mount metal samples of different shape and sizes to study wear and corrosion rates using thin layer activation analysis technique. Special jigs were fabricated to irradiate samples i.e. disc gears, balls and rectangular shape coupons. The samples were irradiated by a proton beam of 13 MeV energy having 200 nA beam current. The irradiation resulted in production of a gamma emitting radionuclide Cobalt-56 (half- life:77.3 d, Energy: 847 KeV, 1.24 MeV) by the nuclear reaction 56Fe (p, n) 56Co. The irradiated samples were subjected to wear/corrosion environment under certain experimental conditions and activity loss was monitored periodically using gamma spectrometer. The reduced activity was correlated with thickness loss by generating a calibration curve. Details of setup and activation results will be presented in paper. (author)

  2. Detection of radioactive material in public places: BARC's handheld tele radionuclide detector

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    Electronics Division, BARC has developed a compact and portable system for detection of radioactive nuclides like 60Co, 137Cs etc. with high levels of radioactivity. These radioactive sources, because of their long life and relative ease of availability, have the potential of being used in radiological dispersion devices (dirty bombs) for panic creation in public places. The unit comprises of a compact CsI detector, photo diode and front-end electronics, micro-controller, a GPS module and Blue-tooth connectivity. The application software running on the mobile phone provides the interface as well as transmission of data to remote server. This is highly suitable for covert operations. The person, who carries this instrument, suitably camouflaged, also has a mobile phone in his pocket, which is connected to the system via blue tooth. On detection of activity above set limit, the system sends an alarm to the mobile phone. The mobile phone can be kept in vibration mode in order to avoid any undue attention. The graphical display on screen of mobile phone provides an indication of activity and the isotope identification. Simultaneously, the mobile phone sends information about the activity detected and source identification automatically along with the location of the instrument (longitude and latitude), provided by the GPS module in the instrument, to a remote server. The remote server provides radiation information on a map with position-coordinates. Based on this, necessary action can be initiated by the security personnel. (author)

  3. Comparison of aerosol inhalation lung images using BARC and other nebulizers

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    Various factors determine the site of inhaled aerosol deposition in the lungs. They are the size of aerosol the composition of carrier gas of the aerosol, the airflow rate, physico-chemical properties of the carrier gas or the aerosol, the shape and structure of the airways, and the body position during inhalation. Aerosol inhalation lung images were obtained in the same subjects using 99mTc-human serum albumin aerosol generated by 3 different aerosol generators each producing different-sized aerosol and 2 or 3 days apart from each study. The size of aerosol produced by an ultrasonic nebulizer (Mistogen) was 1.93 Micron in activity median aerodynamic diameter (AMAD) with its geometric standard deviation (σg) of 1.73, that by a jet nebulizer (Ultra Vent) was 1.04 micron in AMAD with its σg of 1.71, and that by our BARC nebulizer, a type of a jet nebulizer, was 0.84 micron in AMAD with its σg of 1.73. In addition Technegas was also applied to selected patients. The latter produced aerosol of less than 0.2 micron in size at the largest and the majority, say, 95% or more of the generated aerosol was less than 0.1 micron in size by electron Microscopy. Each subject inhaled aerosol in resting tidal breathing through a mouth-piece with a one way double J valve with the nose clipped in the sitting position. After inhaling approximately 2-3 mCi (74 to 111 MBq) in the thorax, four view lung images were taken: anterior, posterior, and right and left laterals. 300 K counts per view were collected. They were not only pictured on polaroid films as analogue data but also recorded and stored in a computer as digital data. In case of Technegas breathing it for the RV (residual volume) to the TLC (total lung capacity) level followed by breath-holding for 5 to 10 sec in duration was repeated 2 to 3 times as a breathing maneuver instead of tidal breathing. Otherwise deposition efficiency of Technegas is very little because of the small size of the Technegas. Representative 10 cases

  4. High voltage technologies for radio frequency (RF) systems of proton accelerators in BARC

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    Accelerators were invented to provide energetic particles to investigate the structure of the atomic nucleus. They speed up and increase the energy of a beam of particles by generating electric fields that accelerate the particles and magnetic fields that steer and focus them. An RF accelerator uses electromagnetic fields to propel charged particles to high speeds and to contain them in well-defined beams. The RF power amplifier, which provides electromagnetic fields, converts direct current (D.C.) input power into r.f. output power. The accelerating structures use this r.f. power to accelerate low-charge bunches to high energies. An important program of Department of Atomic Energy is to build accelerator driven sub critical reactor system (ADS). In ADS, high energy proton beam (from the CW particle accelerator, 1 GeV, > 20 mA) strikes a heavy element target which yields copious neutrons by (p, xn) spallation reaction inside a sub-critical core. One of the critical components of ADS is a 1 GeV, high current proton accelerator. It is being built in three phases. In the first phase, a 20 MeV, 30 mA, low energy high intensity proton accelerator (LEHIPA) is under construction at BARC. It requires radio frequency (RF) power for beam acceleration and is provided by high power RF systems. The RF systems require and use high voltage DC technologies (at 100 kV and 65 kV) as their subsystems that are developed with the help of local Indian industries. These technologies are making use of innovative techniques, new insulating materials and new technologies to avoid the critical problems (associated with high voltages) like arcing, sparking, energy deposition under arcing etc. This poster will describe in detail these high voltage technologies developed with the help of local Indian industries. (author)

  5. Distributed UHV system for the folded tandem ion accelerator facility at BARC

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    The 6 MV Folded Tandem Ion Accelerator (FOTIA) Facility at the Nuclear Physics Division, BARC is operational and accelerated beams of both light and heavy ions are being used extensively for basic and applied research. An average vacuum of the order of 10-8-10-9 Torr is maintained for maximum beam transmission and minimum beam energy spreads. The FOTIA vacuum system comprises of about 55 meter long, 100 mm diameter beam lines including various diagnostic devices, two accelerating tubes and four narrow vacuum chambers. The cross sections of the vacuum chambers are 14mm x 24mm for 180 deg., 38mm x 60mm and 19 x 44 mm for the and 70 deg. and 90 deg. bending magnets and Switching chambers respectively. All the beam line components are UHV compatible, fabricated from stainless steel 304L grade material fitted with metal gaskets. The total volume ∼5.8 x 105 cm3 and surface area of 4.6 x 104 cm2, interspersed with total 18 pumping stations. The accelerating tubes are subjected to very high voltage gradient, 20.4 kV/cm, which requires a hydrocarbon free and clean vacuum for smooth operation of the accelerator. Vacuum interlocks are provided to various devices for safe operation of the accelerator. Specially designed sputter ion pumps for higher environmental pressure of 8 atmospheres are used to pump the accelerating tubes and the vacuum chamber for the 180 deg. bending magnet. Fast acting valves are provided for isolating main accelerator against accidental air rush from rest of the beam lines. All the vacuum readings are displayed locally and are also available remotely through computer interface to the Control Room. Vacuum system details are described in this paper

  6. Modification in existing SF6 gas handling system at 14UD BARC-TIFR Pelletron Accelerator, Mumbai

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    BARC-TIFR 14 UD Pelletron Accelerator facility at TIFR, Mumbai is operational since inception 1989. The accelerator is housed inside a pressure vessel of 6 metre diameter, 25 metre long and 525m3 volume. The accelerator tank is pressurized with SF6 at 80 to 100 psig in order to achieve 14MV. The inventory of SF6 gas is about 18,000 Kg (approximately) at 80 psig. SF6 gas can be transported from Accelerator tank to storage tank using gas handling system, which consists of oil free compressor, vacuum pump, dust filters, oil filters, dryers etc

  7. Electron beam accelerator at BARC-BRIT complex - electron beam processing of materials and industrial utilization

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    During the last decade, the 2MeV/20kW electron beam (EB) accelerator located at BARC-BRIT complex, Vashi has been successfully utilised for non-thermal applications to develop speciality products useful for the industry. Polymer materials are exposed to high energy electrons to induce crosslinking and degradation reactions in a number of industrial products without the use of external chemicals and additives. Various EB crosslinked products viz. PE O-rings, automotive components, automobile tyres, electrical insulations, etc have been found to be much superior in quality compared to those produced conventionally. A process has been developed to enhance colours in the polished diamonds and gem stones using EB irradiation at the facility which has attracted much attention in the Indian diamond industry as a value-addition process. Recycling of polymer waste processed under EB to produce microfine PTFE powder, to reuse in automobile industry etc. has shown good potential for the industrial use. The process feasibility both in terms of economics and technology have been amply demonstrated on a technological scale by installing special conveyors at our facility for irradiating various industrial products. Around 100 km cable insulations, 1.5 million PE O-rings and more than 40000 carats of polished diamonds have been processed in our facility over a period of time on commercial scale. Encouraged with the results, Indian private entrepreneurs have set up dedicated EB machines in some of the most significant industries producing wire and cables, electrical gadgets based on polymer composites, automobile tyres and diamonds. The products are unique in properties and are in some cases, became import substitutes. The industry is now fully geared up to adapt the technology by realising the advantages viz ease in adaptability, convenient, safe and environmental-friendly nature. Encouraged by the process demonstrations, while five EB accelerators were setup and are in operation

  8. Development of Radiopharmaceuticals Based on 188Re and 90Y for Radionuclide Therapy at BARC. Chapter 6

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    During the last decade, the group at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), India, has focused attention on the development of 90Y based radiopharmaceuticals for therapy. Because the 90Sr/90Y generator is the primary source of high specific activity 90Y, local availability of the generator is crucial in the successful development of 90Y radiopharmaceuticals. In this context, 90Sr/90Y generators based on SLM and electrochemical techniques were designed and deployed at BARC for the elution of 90Y to be used for preparation of 90Y labelled products. This work formed a part of the IAEA CRP entitled Development of Generator Technologies for Therapeutic Radionuclides: 90Y and 188Re. In this chapter, work on the development of 90Y labelled products for treatment of NHL and liver cancer is reported. In addition, validation of the EPC technique for determination of 90Sr contamination in 90Y eluates and its comparison with the United States Pharmacopeia recommended method is presented. (author)

  9. BARC-35: A 35 group cross-section library with P3-anisotropic scattering matrices and resonance self-shielding factors

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    A 35 group cross-section set with P3-anisotropic scattering matrices and resonance self-shielding factors has been generated from the basic ENDF/B-IV cross-section Library for 57 reactor elements. This library, called BARC35, is considered to be well suited for the neutronics and safety analysis of fission, fusion and hybrid systems. (author)

  10. BARC 2006 station report for NC-1004 national project on Genetic and Functional Genomic Approaches to Improve Production and Quality of Pork

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    The NC-1004 national project assesses “Genetic and Functional Genomic Approaches to Improve Production and Quality of Pork.” This final NC-1004 station report summarizes the BARC lab’s recent research progress on the second objective: Discover genetic mechanisms controlling animal health in pork pro...

  11. Development of a compact 25-channel preamplifier module for Si-pad detectors of the BARC-CPDA

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    The BARC Charged Particle Detector Array modules use indigenously developed Si pad detectors as their first element. Total number of charge sensitive pre-amplifiers required for the Si-pad detectors is 250. One of the main ideas here is a layout of five pre-amplifiers connected with one Si-pad detector (called a bank of preamplifiers). In the present work, a 25-channel pre-amplifier module that can cater to 5 independent Si-pad detectors, or a five-bank module, has been developed. This module uses pre-amp hybrid chips A1422H from CAEN S.p.A. and is housed in a double width NIM standard box. The module has been tested for performance using proton and ''7Li beams from FOTIA facility, Trombay

  12. Brachytherapy of intra ocular tumors using ′BARC I-125 Ocu-Prosta seeds′: An Indian experience

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    Full Text Available Aim: To report our experience of brachytherapy using ′BARC I-125 Ocu-Prosta seeds′ for the management of intraocular tumors with regard to tumor control, globe preservation visual outcome, and patient survival at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India between September 2003 and May 2011. Materials and Methods: We reviewed records of 35 eyes of 35 patients who underwent ophthalmic brachytherapy between September 2003 and May 2011. Twenty-one cases had choroidal melanoma, nine had childhood retinoblastoma, two had adult-onset retinoblastoma, and there were one case each of vasoproliferative tumor, retinal angioma, and ciliary body melanoma. Brachytherapy was administered using a 15- or 20-mm gold plaque with or without a notch. Brachytherapy was the primary treatment modality in all tumors other than retinoblastoma, wherein brachytherapy was done post chemoreduction for residual tumor. Results: For choroidal melanomas, the mean radiation dose was 68.69 ± 15.07 (range, 47.72-94.2 Gy. The eye salvage rate was 13/20 (65% and tumor control rate was 16/20 (80% at an average follow-up of 24.43 ± 24.75 (range, 1.5-87.98 months. For retinoblastoma, the mean dose was 45.85 ± 3.90 (range, 39.51-50.92 Gy. The eye salvage rate and tumor control rate was 5/6 (83.3% at an average follow-up of 38.36 ± 31.33 (range, 4.14-97.78 months. All eyes with retinoblastoma needed additional focal therapy for tumor control and eye salvage. Conclusion: The results of this retrospective study confirms that the use of ′BARC I-125 Ocu-Prosta seeds′ in episcleral plaques to treat intraocular tumors offers a viable option for the management of intraocular cancers.

  13. ZZ BARC-27GRP, 27-Group Infinitely Dilute and Bondarenko Cross-Section Library from ENDF/B

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    1 - Description of problem or function: - BARC-27GRP: Format: 1-DX; Number of groups: 27; Nuclides: U-235, U-238, Pu-239, Pu-240, Pu-241, C, O, H, Al, Si, Na, Mg, Cr, Fe, Ni, Mo; Origin: ENDF/B-IV; Weighting spectrum: flux weighting proportional to 1/ΣT(u); fission weighting plus 1/E spectrum. - BARC-35-A: Format: SPHINX, Fx2-TH; Number of groups: 35; Nuclides: Al, He, Si, H, Fe, O, C, Na, Li, B, Be, N, Ca, Mn, V, Mo, Pb, Pu, Gd, K, Sm, Dy, Lu, Nb, U, Cr, Ni, Th, Np, Am, Zr, Cd, Eu, Mg, Ta, Cm, F, Ti, W. Origin: ENDF/B-IV; Weighting spectrum: fission - 1/E - thermal Maxwellian. - IAEA0856/01: 27-group resonance self-shielding factors and infinite diluted Cross sections for U-235, U-238, Pu-239, Pu-240, Pu-241, C, O, H, Al, Si, Na, Mg, Cr, Fe, Ni, Mo, generated by using the basic cross section and resonance parameter data from the ENDF/B-4 library. 2 - Method of solution: The 27-group constants were obtained by integrating the microscopic data over group intervals using a flux weighting proportional to 1/ΣT(u) and a fission plus 1/E spectrum. The standard ABBN group structure is used. The self-shielding factors were calculated for the following temperatures: 300, 900, 2100 (degrees Kelvin) and for potential scattering Cross sections of 10000, 100, 10, 1 barns. A thermal group is also included. For the 35-group library, resonance self-shielding factors are given at 300, 900, and 2100 K for a variety of dilution constants. Group Cross sections cover the energy range from 15 MeV to 0.005 eV and have been derived using Bondarenko flux approximation with a fission-1/E-thermal Maxwellian spectrum. The scattering Cross sections have been represented by a P3 Legendre expansion

  14. Development and utilization of various target assemblies for proton beam irradiation setup at 14 UD BARC-TIFR pelletron accelerator facility

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    Drift space above analyzing magnet is modified to accommodate a proton beam setup at 6 meter level of 14UD BARC-TIFR Pelletron Accelerator Facility. This setup is capable of delivering proton beam in the energy range of 2 MeV to 26 MeV and current in μA range. The shielding at this level is such that radiation is within permissible limit when high proton beam current is accelerated. (author)

  15. Modified BARC nebulizer system for measuring mucociliary tracheal transport rate in smokers and in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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    A simple noninvasive method for in vivo monitoring of mucociliary tracheal transport rate (MTTR) is described. The technique is based on deposition of radioactive aerosols in the large airways of the lung and measuring their rate of movement as they are transported up the trachea. A technique for generating larger human serum albumin (HSA) radioaerosols, by using the BARC dry aerosol delivery system, is described. Qualitative data on bolus motion by cinescintigraphy and quantitative data for calculating the MTTR were obtained from a computer for 12 normal subjects, three asymptomatic smokers, four symptomatic smokers and 12 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The mean MTTR was 4.11 + 0.84 mm/min in normals. Ten of the 12 COPD patients showed either a reduced MTTR or no motion of the boli. The motion as seen in cine mode was linear in all the 12 normals. Although MTTR in the remaining two patients with COPD was normal the bolus exhibited a spiral motion on cinescintigraphy. Asymptomatic smokers showed either reduced MTTR or spiral motion of the bolus, whereas all the symptomatic smokers showed reduced MTTR. It was observed that the movement of the boli in the symptomatic smokers and patients with COPD varied widely, showing, for example, regurgitation, spiral or axial motion, stasis and movement of the bolus from one bronchus to the other. (author). 17 refs, 3 figs, 2 tabs

  16. Design and construction of a target chamber and associated equipments for the BARC Charged Particle Detector Array

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    A 60 cm diameter spherical high-vacuum target-chamber with side-opening hemispherical-lids, two ancillary-chambers, beam-line-tubes, tees and other high-vacuum components, and chamber-lid handling systems have been designed, constructed and installed for the Charged Particle Detector Array in BARC-TIFR Pelletron-LINAC Facility, Mumbai. This array of several tens of Si-CsI detector modules and other ancillary-detectors will be used for investigations in fusion-fission dynamics, nuclear structure at elevated temperatures and angular momenta, exotic nuclear clusters and related fields. This paper describes the unique features of the system that aid different coincidence experiments, the chamber fabrication experience and the pump-down characteristics with a turbo molecular pump. Unlike many other target chambers in use, this chamber allows multiple overall geometrical configurations to be set to reach experimental goals. For instance, by replacing a hemispherical-lid from one side with a flat-lid, the overall configuration becomes hemispherical. This way, high geometrical efficiency can be provided to an ancillary gamma detector array by allowing it to move close to target from the flat-lid side, although with some sacrifice of geometrical efficiency for charged particles. In experiments where a further improvement of geometrical efficiency for a gamma array is desired, a third compact-cylinder configuration can also be arrived at. Thinned portion of the lids of the chamber also allow neutron coincidence measurements with charged particles and gamma rays.

  17. Development of AUC-based process at BARC for production of free-flowing and sinterable UO2 powder

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    Ammonium uranium carbonate (AUC) process has been developed and industrially used in Germany for preparation of free-flowing and sinterable UO2 powder for fabrication of UO2 fuel pellets for light water reactors (LWR). Efforts are underway at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) for developing AUC-based process which would yield free-flowing UO2 powder suitable for direct pelletisation and sintering to very high density (> 96% T.D.) UO2 fuel pellets for pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWRs) in India. The first phase of this work has been completed jointly by Chemical Engineering Division (ChED) and Radiometallurgy Division (RMD) in batches of 1.5 kg. It was possible to fabricate UO2 pellets of density 93-95% T.D. on a reproducible basis. At ChED, process parameters have been optimised for fabrication of AUC with suitable physical properties in batches of 1.5 kg (U), starting with nuclear pure uranyl nitrate solution. At RMD calcination parameters of AUC was optimised in batches of 500 g for obtaining free-flowing UO2 powder, suitable for direct pelletisation and sintering. The pelletisation and sintering have been carried out at Radiometallurgy Division in batches of 1-1.5 kg. The maximum achievable density of UO2 pellets has been in the range of 95.5-96% T.D. (author). 11 refs

  18. Assessment of Ultimate Load Capacity for Pre-Stressed Concrete Containment Vessel Model of PWR Design With BARC Code ULCA

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    Ultimate load capacity assessment of nuclear containments has been a thrust research area for Indian Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR) power programme. For containment safety assessment of Indian PHWRs a finite element code ULCA was developed at BARC, Trombay. This code has been extensively benchmarked with experimental results. The present paper highlights the analysis results for Prestressed Concrete Containment Vessel (PCCV) tested at Sandia National Labs, USA in a Round Robin analysis activity co-sponsored by Nuclear Power Engineering Corporation (NUPEC), Japan and the U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Three levels of failure pressure predictions namely the upper bound, the most probable and the lower bound (all with 90% confidence) were made as per the requirements of the round robin analysis activity. The most likely failure pressure is predicted to be in the range of 2.95 Pd to 3.15 Pd (Pd= design pressure of 0.39 MPa for the PCCV model) depending on the type of liners used in the construction of the PCCV model. The lower bound value of the ultimate pressure of 2.80 Pd and the upper bound of the ultimate pressure of 3.45 Pd are also predicted from the analysis. These limiting values depend on the assumptions of the analysis for simulating the concrete-tendon interaction and the strain hardening characteristics of the steel members. The experimental test has been recently concluded at Sandia Laboratory and the peak pressure reached during the test is 3.3 Pd that is enveloped by our upper bound prediction of 3.45 Pd and is close to the predicted most likely pressure of 3.15 Pd. (authors)

  19. Micro-controller based fiber optic data telemetry system for the ion source of low energy accelerator facility at BARC

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    The Low Energy Accelerator Facility (LEAF) is a 50 keV, high intensity, negative ion accelerator facility that has been set up indigenously at Nuclear Physics Division, BARC. This facility is capable of delivering a wide range of negative ion beams of both light and heavy ions across the periodic table using a SNICS II (Source of Negative Ion by Caesium Sputtering) source. A micro-controller based control and monitoring system has been developed exclusively for the ion source parameters of LEAF. The data control and monitoring system mainly targets acquiring the data from the field in the terms of parameters such as voltages and currents. There are processes which need to be monitored continuously in order to keep certain parameters under check. The microcontroller based fiber optic data telemetry system allows us to perform the aforesaid task. The voltages can be controlled and monitored by providing the inputs and receiving the feedback through a user friendly graphic user interface. With this system one can control the status as well as analog value of the high voltage power supplies like extractor, cathode, filament, focus line heater and oven. This system consists of Fiber optic transceiver, which is connected on serial port (RS 232C) of microcontroller as well as RS232 port of PC. The whole control system is reliable even in noisy environments including RF and worse EMI conditions. This compact modular design is implemented using low cost devices and allows easy and fast maintainability. In the paper, the details of the system are presented. (author)

  20. Study on the atmospheric dispersion of pollutant in the presence and absence of a hill for BARC, Trombay site

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    Blocking effects generated by topographical features leads to complex flow patterns that might generate mean concentration distributions significantly different from those that might be expected from the mean flow in the absence of the complex terrain features for atmospheric releases of pollutants. The present paper deals with one such study of the effect of a hill on the atmospheric dispersion of pollutant for BARC, Trombay site. The study of wind flow as well as the atmospheric dispersion of pollutant in the presence of 130 m hill behind PP is found to be important to gauge the radiological consequences on population residing beyond this hill. The results of study of the effect of this hill on the wind flow and the concentration distribution of pollutants on the upwind and downwind side of the hill are presented in the paper. It is seen that the wind flow gets modified leading to deceleration in the upwind side of the hill due to terrain blocking, speed up at the top of the hill and deceleration behind the hill. In the absence of hill, flow remains uniform in the downwind direction. It is also found that in the presence of the hill, the released pollutant disperses more as compared to the absence of the hill. Because of the additional dispersion provided by the hill and also because of the elevated topography, the peak concentration value in the presence of hill is obtained at shorter distance when compared with the other case. The peak ground level concentration value found in the presence of hill is relatively higher; however, for the population residing at farther distances, the additional dilution provided by the hill reduces the ground level concentration. (author)

  1. BARC golden jubilee and DAE-BRNS life sciences symposium 2006 on trends in research and technologies in agriculture and food sciences: abstracts

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    Better methods of agricultural production, availability of hybrid and mutant varieties of crop plants, irrigation, fertilizers and pesticides have all helped boost up agricultural production, and famines and droughts remain restricted to a few pockets in the world. Innovative approach to step up agricultural production, especially of food crops symbolize synergy and synthesis of conventional and mutation breeding aided by modern biotechnological tools like DNA markers and gene manipulation in tune with the policy of environmental and soil conservation. It has increased the production of oil seeds in India during the last decade with a shift from groundnut and mustard to soybean and sunflower. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai which has strongly pursued the important societal programmes using nuclear technology in agriculture and health, has made a very significant impact on the country's agriculture by developing 27 new crop varieties mostly of oil seeds and pulses. Further, radiation processing of food, pioneered in India by BARC, is now gaining global acceptance and has opened new vistas for agriculture exports. The present symposium is dedicated to trends in research of technologies in agriculture and food sciences. The papers relevant to INIS are indexed separately

  2. BARC progress report - 1996

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    This report summarises the various activities and research and development programmes of the different Divisions of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai. The list of publications and paper presented at various conferences, symposia, workshops etc and papers published in various journals by the staff members of the different Divisions are also given. (author)

  3. BARC highlights 1991

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    Some of the important research and development (R and D) activities carried out at the Centre during the last two or three years are described in brief. The descriptions are arranged under the headings : Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Material and Materials Science, Radioisotopes, Reactors, Fuel Cycle, Radiological Safety and Protection, Electronics and Instrumentation, Engineering Services, and Life Sciences. The text is illustrated with a number of photographs - some of them coloured. (M.G.B.)

  4. BARC annual report 1987

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    The report summarises the Research and Development (R and D) activities of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay, during 1987. These R and D activities are described in the chapters entitled: Physical Sciences, Chemical S ciences, Materials and Materials Sciences, Radioisotopes, Reactors, Fuel Cycle, Radiological Safety and Protection, Electronics and Instrumentation, Engineering Services, and Life Sciences. Activities in the fields of remote handling and robotics, technology transfer, and auxiliary activities like technical information, human resources and development etc. are dealt in the chapter entitled General. At the end of each chapter, a list of publications by the scientists in the corresp onding subject field is given. Some of the major highlights of the work during 1987 are: (1) DHRUVA reactor became fully operational at its rated capacity making neutrons available for isotope production and studies in neutron scattering and condensed matter, (2) R and D activities were extended to study h igh temperature superconductivity in both fundamental and applied aspects and (3) a laboratory for production of 32P-biomolecules was set up at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology at Hyderabad. (M.G.B.)

  5. BARC progress report - 1998

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    This report is a compilation of the progress in various major activities and Research and Development programmes of the different Divisions of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai. The list of publications and papers presented at the various conferences, symposia, workshops and papers published in journal by the staff members of the Divisions are also given. (author)

  6. BARC progress report - 1997

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    This report is a compilation of the progress in various major activities and Research and Development programmes of the different Divisions of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai. The list of publications and papers presented at the various conferences, symposia, workshops and papers published in journal by the staff members of the Divisions are also given. (author)

  7. Mutation induction, evaluation and utilization for development of high yielding varieties in Indian mustard and sunflower: an overview of BARC work

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    Mutation breeding programme in Indian mustard and sunflower at BARC has resulted into the development of wide spectrum of mutations for seed coat colour, chlorophyll, plant height, maturity, flower morphology, seed weight and oil content. In Indian mustard, TM1 and TM50 are high yielding yellow seed coat mutants, which were exploited in hybridisation to develop bold, yellow seed coat and high yielding genotypes. Light green leaf and variegated leaf are novel mutation in mustard. Putative mutants for drought tolerance have been isolated. Variability for zero erucic acid and zero glucosinolates genotypes have been developed in B. napus and B. juncea. In sunflower, high yielding black seed coat mutant were isolated. Extreme dwarf measuring only 11 cm is novel. Three high yielding varieties namely TM2, TM4, and TPM1 in mustard and one i.e.TAS82 in sunflower have been released for cultivation in collaboration with state agricultural universities. (author)

  8. MIDDLE MIOCENE DEPOSITIONAL MODEL IN THE DRAVA DEPRESSION DESCRIBED BY GEOSTATISTICAL POROSITY AND THICKNESS MAPS (CASE STUDY: STARI GRADAC-BARCS NYUGAT FIELD

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    Full Text Available Neogene depositional environments in the Drava depression can be classified in two groups. One group is of local alluvial fans, which were active during the period of Middle Miocene (Badenian extension through the entire Pannonian Basin. The second group is represented by continuous Pannonian and Pontian sedimentation starting with lacustrine environment of partly deep water and partly prodelta (turbidity fans and terminating at the delta plain sedimentation. The coarse-grained sediments of alluvial fans have the great hydrocarbon potential, because they often comprise reservoir rocks. Reservoir deposits are mostly overlain (as result of fan migration by pelitic seal deposits and sometimes including organic rich source facies. That Badenian sequences are often characterised by complete petroleum systems, what is confirmed by large number of oil and gas discoveries in such sediments in the Drava and other Croatian depressions. Alluvial environments are characterised by frequent changes of petrophysical properties, due to local character of depositional mechanism and material sources. In the presented paper, Stari Gradac-Barcs Nyugat field is selected as a case study for demonstrating the above mentioned heterogenic features of the Badenian sequences. Structural solutions are compared by maps of parameters related to depositional environment, i.e. porosity and thickness maps. Geostatistics were used for spatial extension of input dataset. The spatial variability of porosity values, i.e. reservoir quality, is interpreted by transition among different sub-environments (facies in the alluvial fan system.

  9. Control and interlocking of ventilation system at Advanced Fuel Fabrication Facility, BARC, Tarapur using microprocessor based programmable logic controllers (Paper No. 5.4)

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    A nuclear fuel fabrication facility has been set up by BARC at Tarapur. These fuel elements being radioactive emit nuclear radiation which is hazardous to human beings. Therefore these fuel elements during fabrication stage are handled in totally enclosed transparent boxes known as glove boxes. To prevent leakage from these glove boxes the once through ventilation system at fuel fabrication facility has been designed and interlocked such that air flow is always from surrounding atmosphere to laboratory rooms to glove boxes. This is achieved by maintaining negative air pressure in laboratory rooms and still higher negative pressure in glove boxes. Some interlocking logics have been defined to achieve these interlocks by operating a combination of specified number of main exhaust blowers, glove exhaust blowers and supply blowers. This interlocking has been done on electrical side and being very complicated, programmable logic controllers have been used instead of electromagnetic relays for building the blocks of interlocking scheme. With PLC, once the system is hard wired, any change in logic can be easily effected by reprogramming the system. In this paper the commissioning experience, teething troubles faced, remedial measures taken and modifications carried out are discussed. (author)

  10. A Seven-Year Major and Trace Element Study of Rain Water in the Barcés River Watershed, A Coruña, NW Spain

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    Delgado, Jordi; Cereijo-Arango, José Luis; Juncosa-Rivera, Ricardo

    2016-04-01

    Precipitation constitutes an important source of soluble materials to surface waters and, in areas where they are diluted precipitation (either dry or wet) it can be the most relevant solute source. Certain trace elements may have a limited natural availability in soils and rocks although they can be important with respect the operation of different biogeochemical cycles, for the computation of local/regional atmospheric pollutant loads or from the global mass budget. In the present study we report the results obtained in a long-lasting (December 2008-December 2015) monitoring survey of the chemical composition of bulk precipitation as monthly-integrated samples taken at the headwaters of the Barcés river watershed (A Coruña, Spain). This location was selected based on the necessity of quantification of the chemical composition and elemental loads associated with the different water types (stream water, ground water and precipitation) contributing to the flooding of the Meirama lake. Available data includes information on meteorological parameters (air temperature, relative humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind speed and direction, total and PAR radiation and precipitation) as well as a wide bundle of physico-chemical (pH, redox, electrical conductivity, alkalinity, Li, Na, K, Mg, Ca, Sr, Mn, Fe, NH4, Cs, Rb, Ba, Zn, Cu, Sb, Ni, Co, Cr, V, Cd, Ag, Pb, Se, Hg, Ti, Sn, U, Mo, F, Cl, Br, SO4, NO3, NO2, Al, As, PO4, SIO2, B, O2, DIC, DOC) and isotopic (18Ov-smow and 2Hv-smow) constituents. The average pH of local precipitation is 5.6 (n=65) which is consistent with the expected value for natural, unpolluted rain water. Most of the studied elements (eg. Na, Ca, K, Mg, SiO2, etc.) shows significant increases in their concentration in the dry period of the year. That points towards a more significant contribution of dry deposition in these periods compared with the wet ones. The average electrical conductivity is about 67 S/cm while the average chloride

  11. Integrated Water Basin Management Including a Large Pit Lake and a Water Supply Reservoir: The Mero-Barcés Basin

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    Delgado, Jordi; Juncosa-Rivera, Ricardo; Hernández-Anguiano, Horacio; Muñoz-Ibáñez, Andrea

    2016-04-01

    use of lake water is acceptable from different points of view (water quality, legal constrains, etc.). Our results indicate that the joint use of the lake/reservoir system is feasible. Based on this and other complementary study, the basin water authorities has developed a project by which a 2.1 km uptake tunnel will be excavated in the next years to drain water from the lake towards the Barcés river and complement the water supply necessities of the Abegondo-Cecebre reservoir in case of hydric emergencies.

  12. Food preservation technologies developed at BARC

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    Food irradiation is important as it is being used to disinfest food grains, pulses, wheat flour, rice, semolina, raisins etc; quarantining and shelf life increasing of fruits like mangoes; microbial decontamination of spices; sprout inhibition of tubers and bulbs; shelf life increasing and pathogen control of meat and fish. Category-IV type irradiators based on gamma rays exposure of food are currently being employed for this purpose. Cobalt-60 isotope is produced in the nuclear reactors. Isotope gives gamma rays as its nucleus is unstable. The gamma rays pass through the food items and inhibit sprouting of tubers and bulbs, kill bacteria, virus and the larvae of insects

  13. Generation of aerosols: BARC nebulizer and others

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    The concern with atmospheric pollution in recent times has focused attention on aerosols, their distribution pattern after inhalation and the kinetics of their deposition and exclusion from bronchial passages. The technique of radioaerosols for lung imaging is of recent origin. The procedure was proposed as a means of estimating regional ventilation and localizing areas of airway narrowing. The technique is an alternative in the face of non-availability of radioactive gases, especially in developing countries where the cost is the major factor due to economic reasons. Now, it is beyond doubt that radioaerosol lung studies are a potentially valuable tool in the evaluation of respiratory function in health and disease, especially to detect chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. Also, the administration of a drug by aerosol inhalation provides a convenient method for the treatment of conditions affecting the respiratory system. This write-up will brief us about radioaerosol, its generation and characterisation

  14. High-Si content BARC for dual-BARC systems such as trilayer patterning

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    Kennedy, Joseph; Xie, Song-Yuan; Wu, Ze-Yu; Katsanes, Ron; Flanigan, Kyle; Lee, Kevin; Slezak, Mark; Liu, Zhi; Lin, Shang-Ho

    2009-03-01

    This work discusses the requirements and performance of Honeywell's middle layer material, UVAS, for tri-layer patterning. UVAS is a high Si content polymer synthesized directly from Si containing starting monomer components. The monomers are selected to produce a film that meets the requirements as a middle layer for tri-layer patterning (TLP) and gives us a level of flexibility to adjust the properties of the film to meet the customer's specific photoresist and patterning requirements. Results of simulations of the substrate reflectance versus numerical aperture, UVAS thickness, and under layer film are presented. ArF photoresist line profiles and process latitude versus UVAS bake at temperatures as low as 150ºC are presented and discussed. Immersion lithographic patterning of ArF photoresist line space and contact hole features will be presented. A sequence of SEM images detailing the plasma etch transfer of line space photoresist features through the middle and under layer films comprising the TLP film stack will be presented. Excellent etch selectivity between the UVAS and the organic under layer film exists as no edge erosion or faceting is observed as a result of the etch process. A detailed study of the impact of a PGMEA solvent photoresist rework process on the lithographic process window of a TLP film stack was performed with the results indicating that no degradation to the UVAS film occurs.

  15. Development of scintillation and luminescent detectors at BARC

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    Research and development work carried out at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay, in the field of radiation detectors for various applications, particularly in the area of scintillation and luminescent detectors is reviewed. The review is presented in the form of 7 articles. (author). figs

  16. Production and fabrication of thorium fuels at BARC

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    Thorium oxide can be consolidated by conventional powder metallurgy technique of compaction and sintering. Thorium oxide is a difficult material to sinter and even at a sintering temperature of 2000degC, the density achievable is not > 80% T.D. Hence, activated sintering with the use of additives is resorted to for achieving densities > 90% T.D. Sinterability of thoria powders obtained from different compounds such as hydroxide, hydrocarbonate, tannate, oxalate etc. has been thoroughly investigated. The effect of different additives such as CaO, CaF2, MgO, Nb2O5 on the sinterability of thoria has been extensively studied. With the addition of 0.25% Nb2O5, sintering temperature can be brought down to as low as 1150deg-1200degC. High density thoria pellets have been fabricated for use in CIRUS, DHRUVA, FBTR, PHWRs and Experimental Fission/Fusion Hybrid Systems. (author). 6 refs., 8 figs

  17. Utilization of the BARC critical facility for ADS related experiments

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    Rajeev Kumar; R Srivenkatesan

    2007-02-01

    The paper discusses the basic design of the critical facility, whose main purpose is the physics validation of AHWR. Apart from moderator level control, the facility will have shutdown systems based on shutoff rods and multiple ranges of neutron detection systems. In addition, it will have a flux mapping system based on 25 fission chambers, distributed in the core. We are planning to use this reactor for experiments with a suitable source to simulate an ADS system. Any desired sub-criticality can be achieved by adjusting the moderator level. Apart from perfecting our experimental techniques, in simple configurations, we intend to study the one-way coupled core in this facility. Preliminary calculations, employing a Monte Carlo code TRIPOLI, are presented.

  18. Experiences in safe use of material handling equipment at BARC

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    Material handling is a basic requirement of all the tasks we perform. Equipment used for handling of materials provide great flexibility in relieving man-power, reduced time and in ensuring safety of men and materials. These Materials Handling Equipment (MHE) refer to various materials handling equipment, including forklifts, cranes, chain pulley blocks, tractors, and other specialized industrial trucks powered by electric motors or internal combustion engines. Proper maintenance of these equipment is essential, because, in addition to enhanced safety, it prevents loss of business or production caused by mechanical failure. This paper discusses on the experiences in respect of safe use of MHE achieved through a typical systematic approach to maintenance of material handling equipment. (author)

  19. Gas-gun facility for shock wave research at BARC

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    For carrying out shock-wave experiments on materials, we have built a 63 mm diameter gas-gun facility at our laboratory. It is capable of accelerating projectiles (about half kg in weight) to velocities up to 1 km/s using N2 and He gases. These on impacting a target generate shock pressures up to 40 GPa, depending upon the impedance of the impactor and the target. The barrel of the gun is slotted so that a keyed projectile can be fired for combined compression- shear studies. Large samples can be shocked (about 60 mm diameter and 5-10 mm thick), with pressures lasting for a few microseconds. The gun is similar in design to the one at Washington State University. A number of diagnostic techniques have also been developed. These include measurement of projectile velocity, tilt between the impactor and the target, shock velocity in the target, and time resolved in-material stress wave histories in the shock loaded samples. Recovery capsules have also been made to retrieve shocked samples on unloading, which are then analysed using microscopic techniques like x-ray diffraction, Raman and electron microscopy. The gun has been performing well and has already been used for a few phase transition studies. (author). 73 refs., 42 figs

  20. Present status of linear induction accelerator development at BARC

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    A Linear Induction Electron Accelerator of rating- 200 keV, 5 kA, 100ns, 10-100 Hz, is in the advanced stage of commissioning at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. This paper presents a few experimental results while developing the various sub-systems of this accelerator. It comprises of 3-stage induction cavities, solid state modulator based command resonant charging system with high power SCR switching in 10-100 Hz to amorphous core based 2.5 kV/20 kV, 20μs pulse transformer, magnetic switches and DC choke along with 100 A DC reset current systems. (author)

  1. Accelerator mass spectrometry programme at BARC-TIFR pelletron accelerator

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    Accelerator based mass spectrometry (ABMs) is an ultra sensitive means of counting individual atoms having sufficiently long half life and available in small amount. The 14 U D Pelletron Accelerator is an ideal machine to carry out ABMs studies with heavy isotopes like 36Cl and 129I. Cosmogenic radio isotope 36Cl is widely being detected using ABMs as it has got applications in ground water research, radioactive waste management, atmospheric 36Cl transport mechanism studies of Arctic Alpine ice core etc. As a part of the ongoing ABMs programme at 14UD Pelletron Accelerator Facility at Mumbai, a segmented gas detector developed for identification of 36Cl was tested for performance. Recently a beam chopper required for this measurement has been developed. Further progress made in this programme is discussed in this paper. (author)

  2. Beam optics of the folded tandem ion accelerator at BARC

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    S Santra; P Singh

    2002-07-01

    The beam optics of the 6 MV folded tandem ion accelerator, that has recently been commissioned at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, is presented. Typical beam trajectories for proton and 12C beams under different conditions, are shown. The constraints on the design due to the use of the infrastructure of the Van de Graaff accelerator, which existed earlier, are discussed.

  3. BARC studies in cold fusion (April-September 1989)

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    The report is a compilation of accounts of investigations of various aspects of cold fusion phenomenon during the period April-September 1989 at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay. The report is divided into three parts, namely, Part A, Part B and Part C. Part A consists of 11 papers covering cold fusion through electrolysis channel, while Part B consists of 4 papers covering cold fusion through the route of deuterium loading in the gas phase. Part C consists 5 papers discussing theoretical aspects of cold fusion phenomenon. Some of the papers in the Part C are published as Journal articles. Results show that: (1) d-d fusion reaction does occur in both electrolytic and deuterium loaded palladium and titanium metal lattices at ambient temperature, (2) neutrons and tritium are produced at the same time, but overall neutron to tritium ratio is very low indicating that tritium is the main end product and cold fusion is 'aneutronic' in nature, (3) neutron emission follows Poisson distribution pattern i.e. neutrons are emitted one at a time, however, 15 to 20 per cent of emitted neutrons are generated in bunches or bursts, (4) cold fusion is essentially a surface phenomenon and (5) for detection of tritium in the products of cold fusion, autoradiography is a reliable technique. (M.G.B.)

  4. Large sample NAA work at BARC: Methodology and applications

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    Acharya, R., E-mail: racharya@barc.gov.i [Radiochemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085 (India); Swain, K.K. [Analytical Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085 (India); Sudarshan, K.; Tripathi, R.; Pujari, P.K. [Radiochemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085 (India); Reddy, A.V.R. [Analytical Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085 (India)

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    Large sample neutron activation analysis (LSNAA) was carried out using thermal column facility of Apsara reactor at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India. The k{sub 0}-based internal monostandard NAA (IM-NAA) using in situ detection efficiency was used to analyze large and non-standard geometry samples of clay pottery, uranium ore and stainless steel. Elemental concentration ratios with respect to Na as a monostandard were used in the study of pottery and ore samples. For stainless steel sample of SS 304L, the absolute concentrations were calculated from concentration ratios by mass balance approach since all the major elements (Fe, Cr, Ni and Mn) were amenable to NAA. Applications of LSNAA in the above-mentioned three different areas are described in this paper.

  5. Current programmes on physical metallurgy and related areas in BARC

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    Current research and development programmes on physical metallurgy and related areas from the following Divisions of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre are included in this report : Atomic Fuels Division, High Pressure Physics Division, Metallurgy Division, Radio Metallurgy Division, Solid State Physics Division. Important publications corresponding to each activity have also been listed. (author)

  6. Recent trials with the experimental helium liquefier developed by BARC

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    An experimental helium liquefier has been designed and fabricated by Cryo-Technology Division and installed at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai. The helium liquefaction process is based on a modified Collin's cycle consisting of one pre-cooler turboexpander, a pair of by-pass turboexpanders (warm and cold) and a series of 7 compact brazed plate fin high effectiveness heat exchangers. Liquid nitrogen pre-cooling facility along with another heat exchanger to recover cold of gaseous nitrogen has also been provided in the system. After the full installation of the process compressor and its integration with the helium liquefier cold box, trial runs were started. A lowest temperature of about 7.8 K was registered in a temperature sensor located downstream of the JT valve. (author)

  7. Beam acceleration through proton radio frequency quadrupole accelerator in BARC

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    Bhagwat, P. V.; Krishnagopal, S.; Mathew, J. V.; Singh, S. K.; Jain, P.; Rao, S. V. L. S.; Pande, M.; Kumar, R.; Roychowdhury, P.; Kelwani, H.; Rama Rao, B. V.; Gupta, S. K.; Agarwal, A.; Kukreti, B. M.; Singh, P.

    2016-05-01

    A 3 MeV proton Radio Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) accelerator has been designed at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India, for the Low Energy High Intensity Proton Accelerator (LEHIPA) programme. The 352 MHz RFQ is built in 4 segments and in the first phase two segments of the LEHIPA RFQ were commissioned, accelerating a 50 keV, 1 mA pulsed proton beam from the ion source, to an energy of 1.24 MeV. The successful operation of the RFQ gave confidence in the physics understanding and technology development that have been achieved, and indicate that the road forward can now be traversed rather more quickly.

  8. Design and development of collimator for 9 MeV BARC-ECIL linac

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    High Energy electron beam technology is useful for both fundamental and applied research in the sciences, and also in many technical and industrial fields. It has been estimated that there are approximately 26,000 accelerators worldwide. The collimator is designed to function with a 9 MeV LINAC Test Facility (LTF) at ECIL, Hyderabad. The accelerated electron beam hits a tantalum target and X-Rays generated though the target are fed to the collimator. Thereafter, collimated high energy X-Rays will be used for cargo scanning. The X-ray collimator will complement the existing system at LTF, ECIL to get collimated fan beam. A collaborative effort has been made to identify novel and advanced materials to achieve low coefficient of friction for various lateral and angular movements of collimator plates weighing nearly 5 tons. Complex numerical calculations simulating extreme conditions and experimental tests have been undertaken using Ansys. In parallel, an innovative modular design concept of the assembly has been developed to allow fitting in alternative materials, minimizing the load induced deformations, withstanding accidents and accepting desired radiation doses. The collimator plates are made up of mild steel blocks of IS 2062A grade ensuring high geometrical stability. The assembly structures for the collimator are made up of high stiffness I-beams ISMB 150. Each plate has been machined with high precision Electric Discharge Machining (EDM) and Surface Grinding processes. The plates are also hard chrome plated to provide corrosion resistance and increase surface hardness. A full scale collimator prototype has been manufactured to validate each feature of the new design at the LTF, ECIL, Hyderabad. (author)

  9. Beam line control system for BARC-TIFR super conducting linac booster

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    LINAC control system is a distributed control system. Hardware is distributed geometrically for RF control and monitoring with four nodes for RF control. Systematic distribution is applied by addition of different node for Beam line instrument control (BLS) which consists of different focussing magnets, steerers and beam diagnostics devices (Faraday cups and BPMs) and magnetic field measurement devices hall probes. All the focussing and diagnostics devices have their built-in microprocessor based electronic interfaces, which can be remotely accessed by RS 232/RS 422 link. The serial devices are connected to three different 16 port RS232 to Ethernet converter switch, which are connected to LINAC lab by Ethernet link. Multilevel software is developed in JAVA, with useful and attractive virtual panel interface provided by monitor and keyboard. (author)

  10. Dummy accelerating tube as a matching lens for 14UD Pelletron Accelerator, BARC-TIFR, Mumbai

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    14UD Pelletron Accelerator Facility has been operational since 1989. The potential grading in the accelerator column and tube is achieved by corona points. At present column and tube corona points are replaced by resistance. The resistance per module in the column and tube are 36 GΩ and 33 GΩ respectively

  11. Indigenous development of neutron detectors for use at various neutron scattering instruments at BARC

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    Gas filled neutron detectors are developed in-house for various neutron scattering instruments, located at neutron beam research facility, Dhruva and CIRUS. This development program is successfully carried out to upgrade the scattering instruments with respect to detection efficiency, instrument resolution and judicial utilization of reactor beam time. The range of detectors include the miniature beam monitors, 1 m long 1-D Position sensitive detectors (PSD), 1-D PSD based on microstrip and 2-D PSD based on multiwire geometry. Developmental work involves detailed investigations on hardware aspects, behavior of gases and processing electronics for optimization of PSD performance. The Powder Diffractometer and Hi-Q Diffractometer make use of 5 identical 1 m long I-D PSDs to scan scattering angles in range 3 deg to 140 deg. Up gradation of these instruments using 15 high efficiency PSDs, arranged in three stacks of 5 PSDs in a layer, is, in progress. With each PSD (3He 10 bar + Kr 2 bar) showing the efficiency gain of 2 at 1.2 A, detector bank is expected to show overall gain in detection efficiency 6 times the present value and reduction in data collection time by equivalent factor. Neutron Reflectometer uses a 20 cm long PSD based on carbon coated quartz high resistive anode. Operational stability and position resolution of desired magnitude is obtained. Further up gradation to stack of 2 PSDs for improving detection efficiency is in progress. Developmental work on prototype microstrip based detector and multiwire based 2-D PSD based on charge division readout method is presented. Multiwire based PSD with delay line readout method, shows the advantage of better position resolution and high count rate capability. Low efficiency neutron beam imaging monitor is successfully developed using delay line readout method. Review on development and characterization of these detectors is presented. (author)

  12. Design and simulation and development of waveguide components for LEHIPA at BARC

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    RF power transmission systems are very important components for distribution of high RF power from the amplifier to the RFQ and other accelerating structures (i.e. Drift Tube Linac (DTL)). For distribution of hundreds of kW RF power at UHF frequencies, standard size of WR2300 type waveguides is suitable. Since LEHIPA is 20 MeV, high intensity accelerator with beam current up to 30mA, it requires RF power in MW range. 3 MeV RFQ requires RF power up to 600 kW (max) at 352.21 MHz from the RF amplifier, which is based on Klystron amplifier system. Complete RF power distribution system requires waveguide bends of different types, magic Tee and tapers etc. A Half Height magic Tee with (dimension of WR2300) has been designed using CST microwave studio as simulation tools. This design uses an iris in the E arm, a post in the H arm with additional conical section in the main arm to achieve port match in the desired frequency band. Return loss is 35 dB or better and isolation is better than 90 dB in the Frequency band 352.21 MHz +/-2 MHz. We have designed different types of waveguide bends i.e. 90 degree Half height H plane bends, 90 degree full height E plane bends, 30 degree H plane bend etc. All these components are made on standard size of WR2300 waveguide. Some of these designs are under fabrication. This paper will describe detailed design parameters, simulation (using CST microwave studio) and its results. (author)

  13. Development of a terminal voltage stabilization system for the FOTIA at BARC

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    M J Kansara; P Sapna; N B V Subrahmanyam; J P Bhatt; P Singh

    2002-11-01

    A terminal voltage stabilization system for the folded tandem ion accelerator (FOTIA) was developed and is in continuous use. The system achieves good voltage stabilization, eliminates ground loops and noise interference. It incorporates a correcting circuit for compensating the mains frequency variations in the GVM amplifier circuit. The present system has two modes of operation namely GVM control mode and slit control mode. A voltage stability of about ± 2 kV has been achieved. In this paper, some of the salient features of the voltage stabilization system are discussed.

  14. Containment aerosol behaviour simulation studies in the BARC nuclear aerosol test facility

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    A Nuclear Aerosol Test Facility (NATF) has been built and commissioned at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre to carry out simulation studies on the behaviour of aerosols released into the reactor containment under accident conditions. This report also discusses some new experimental techniques for estimation of density of metallic aggregates. The experimental studies have shown that the dynamic densities of aerosol aggregates are far lower than their material densities as expected by the well-known fractal theory of aggregates. In the context of codes, this has significant bearing in providing a mechanistic basis for the input density parameter used in estimating the aerosol evolution characteristics. The data generated under the quiescent and turbulent conditions and the information on aggregate densities are now being subjected to the validation of the aerosol behaviour codes. (author)

  15. 36Chlorine accelerator mass spectrometry programme at BARC-TIFR pelletron accelerator. RSP-12

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    Accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) is an ultra sensitive means of counting individual atoms having sufficiently long half life and available in small amount. The 14 UD Pelletron Accelerator is an ideal machine to carry out AMS studies with heavy isotopes like 36Cl and 129I. Cosmogenic radio isotope 36Cl is widely being detected using AMS as it has got applications in ground water research, radioactive waste management, atmospheric 36Cl transport mechanism studies of Arctic Alpine ice core etc. As a part of the ongoing AMS programme at 14UD Pelletron Accelerator Facility, Mumbai, a segmented gas detector developed for identification of 36Cl was tested for performance. Recently a beam chopper required for this measurement has been developed. 36Cl measurements carried out to detect and measure the ratio of 36Cl to 35Cl in an irradiated sample and dated sample are reported in this paper

  16. Accelerator mass spectrometry programme at BARC-TIFR pelletron accelerator. PD-1-2

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    Accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) is an ultra sensitive means of counting individual atoms having sufficiently long half-life and available in small amount. The 14 UD Pelletron Accelerator is an ideal machine to carry out AMS studies with heavy isotopes like 36Cl and 129I. Cosmogenic radioisotope 36Cl is widely being detected using AMS as it has got applications in ground water research, radioactive waste management, atmospheric 36Cl transport mechanism studies of Arctic Alpine ice core etc . The AMS programme at the 14 UD Mumbai Pelletron Accelerator has taken off with the installation of the state of the art Terminal Potential Stabilizer setup and operation of the accelerator in Generating Volt Meter (GVM) mode. Feasibility studies have been carried out for detection/identification of 14C from a charcoal sample and 3He in natural Helium. As the primary interest of AMS programme at Mumbai Pelletron Accelerator is related to the cosmogenic nuclei, 36Cl and 129I, a segmented gas detector developed for identification of 36Cl was tested for performance. Recently a beam chopper required for this measurement has also been developed

  17. Three dimensional analysis of piping components using BARC finite element based damage mechanics code MADAM

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    This work has been carried out at State Institute for Material Testing (MPA), University of Stuttgart, Germany as part of the research project named Transferabililty of specimen data to component level under Indo-German Bilateral project (IND-98/329) during the period 5 th August, 2000 to 30 th December, 2000. In this project, we have used Gurson-Tvergaard-Needleman's model for predicting the fracture behaviour of real life pipes and elbows made of two different materials (one German austenitic steel and other Indian ferritic steel). The inhouse damage mechanics MADAM has been used for all the calculations. The results have been compared with the experimental results in order to establish the method and the Gurson parameters. The Gurson parameters have been determined by a hybrid methodoly of metallographic analysis, numerical analysis of notched tensile tests and compact tension (C(T)) tests and by comparison with experimental results. Analysis has also be done for determining the multiaxiality parameter q existing in the crack plane of these components for both stationary crack and running crack. The parameter q has been studied for transferability of J-R curve from specimen to component level. The Gurson parameters have then been used to analyse a straight pipe with 122 deg circumferential throughwall crack under internal pressure of 16 Mpa and increasing bending moment for the German steel. For SA333 Gr.6 steel, the components tested are straight pipes and elbows with throughwall circumferential cracks of different crack angles under four point bending load. This report has been divided into three sections. Section-I deals with numerical analysis of ductile fracture for the German austenitic steel, i.e., DIN X6CrNiNb 18 10. Section-II deals with numerical analysis of ductile fracture for the Indian PHT material, i.e., SA333 Gr.6 carbon steel. Section-III deals with evaluation of stress multiaxiality quotient q for all the cracked geometries of importance at different stages of loading and study of the effect of geometry and loading on variation of q with distance from crack tip. (author) Key Words:- Damage mechanics, Gurson model, DIN X6CrNiNb1810, SA333Gr.6 carbon steel

  18. Experimental subcritical facility driven by D-D/D-T neutron generator at BARC, India

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    Highlights: •Experimental subcritical facility BRAHMMA coupled to D-D/D-T neutron generator. •Preliminary results of PNS experiments reported. •Feynman-alpha noise measurements explored with continuous source. -- Abstract: The paper presents design of an experimental subcritical assembly driven by D-D/D-T neutron and preliminary experimental measurements. The system has been developed for investigating the static and dynamic neutronic properties of accelerator driven sub-critical systems. This system is modular in design and it is first in the series of subcritical assemblies being designed. The subcritical core consists of natural uranium fuel with high density polyethylene as moderator and beryllium oxide as reflector. The fuel is embedded in high density polyethylene moderator matrix. Estimated keff of the system is ∼0.89. One of the unique features of subcritical core is the use of Beryllium oxide (BeO) as reflector and HDPE as moderator making the assembly a compact modular system. The subcritical core is coupled to Purnima Neutron Generator which works in D-D and D-T mode with both DC and pulsed operation. It has facility for online source strength monitoring using neutron tagging and programmable source modulation. Preliminary experiments have been carried out for spatial flux measurement and reactivity estimation using pulsed neutron source (PNS) techniques with D-D neutrons. Further experiments are being planned to measure the reactivity and other kinetic parameters using noise methods. This facility would also be used for carrying out studies on effect of source importance and measurement of source multiplication factor ks and external neutron source efficiency φ∗ in great details. Experiments with D-T neutrons are also underway

  19. Track etch membranes (TEMs) for separation sciences from BARC-TIFR Pelletron accelerator

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    Track etch membranes (TEMs) program at 14 UD Pelletron accelerator at TIFR, Mumbai, India using 25 micron thick polyethylene terepthalate film is described. Large scale preparation of TEMs by scanning heavy ion beams using a electromagnetic scanner and rolling mechanism using a geared D.C. motor and vacuum rotary feed through are presented. The selection of ions of suitable energy and etching parameters for making various pore sizes were investigated using Rutherford scattered beam from Pelletron accelerator. Pore size and pore density were measured using scanning electron microscope. Scanning width up to 35 cm and irradiation up to 22 m were successfully carried out using this facility. Some applications carried out using these membranes are also mentioned. (author)

  20. Role of Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) parallel processing system in structural analysis of nuclear components

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    Computational structural analysis of nuclear reactor components requires high speed computing systems. Parallel processing systems, such as ANUPAM developed at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, have helped immensely in meeting this requirement. The implementation of structural integrity analysis code on ANUPAM is illustrated here by commissioning two in house codes TABS and FAIR. The parallelization strategies and the efficiency of ANUPAM are highlighted. (author). 6 refs., 3 figs

  1. Applications of image plates in neutron radiography and neutron diffraction at BARC, Trombay

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    Neutron radiography techniques based on Gd, Dy and In metallic foils and X-ray film have been used at this centre since early seventies for various NDT and R and D work in nuclear, defence and aerospace industries. In recent years use of photostimulated luminescence based phosphor imaging plate has been introduced in our work. This has enabled to achieve higher sensitivities and dynamic ranges of recording radiographs with acceptable spatial resolution. It also provides digital image information which is more convenient for quantitative evaluations. Neutron image plates have been used in variety of radiography techniques such as conventional neutron radiography (NR), neutron induced beta radiography (NIBR), hydrogen sensitive epithermal neutron radiography (HYSEN) and for neutron powder diffractometry using Apsara, CIRUS and Dhruva reactors as neutron sources. Recently the image plates have also been used for characterization of thermalized neutron beam from a plasma focus neutron source and recording neutron radiographs. Prior to the utilization image plates have been characterised for their performance. Details of the measurements and applications will be presented. (author)

  2. Generation of ozone and safety aspects in an accelerator facility of BARC

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    Industrial electron beam accelerators up to 10 MeV are commonly employed for different applications. During normal operation of an accelerator, the principal hazard is the high radiation level produced. Experiments and applications in which the electron beam is used to irradiate materials outside the accelerator vacuum system are associated with problems such as radiation damage and production of considerable quantities of ozone. The possible generation of ozone during the operation of an electron beam accelerator is of special interest due to reactivity, corrosivity and the toxic characteristics of ozone. Industrial hygiene surveys were conducted to estimate the airborne concentration of ozone during operations of the electron beam accelerator (Type: ILU-6; 2 MeV; 20 KW) at varied operating parameters. The ozone concentration in the accelerator room was measured at different powers of the accelerator and the ozone decay pattern was also observed after beam shut down. Ozone in the accelerator room was measured by different methods such as colorimetry using neutral buffered potassium iodide, chemiluminescence method using ethylene and by using electrochemical sensor. An air velocity meter was used to measure the linear air velocity across the exhaust grills and the number of air changes available in the accelerator room was calculated. Necessary control measures were suggested to keep the occupational exposure of the personnel to ozone concentrations well within the Threshold Limit Values. (author)

  3. Elemental characterisation of Gajahwong river (Indonesia) sediment using INAA at BARC

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    Analysis on river sediment sample using Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA) and gamma-ray spectrometry were conducted. The samples were collected around Gajahwong river (Yogyakarta , Indonesia) at nine places, in strategic locations from Tanen, Hargobinagun up to Kanggotan, Bantul. The samples were separated from stone, grass then dried under sun shine, grinded using pastel and mortar and homogenized. Accurately weighed samples a certain weight, sealed in double polythene bag and put in polythene bottle. The samples were irradiated for 7 hours in Apsara reactor (India) at E-8 position. The qualitative results show that the sediment samples from nine locations of the Gajahwong river contains elements like Nd, Gd, Sm, Lu, Eu, Hf, Ce, Ca, Th, Cr, Vb, La, Br, As, Ga, Sc, Fe, Co, Na, U, Se, Zn and Sn. The quantitative results using relative method show that the concentration of the elements respectively (12.18 -17.01) ppm, (3.30 - 5.56) ppm, (3.74 -4.75) ppm, (0.24 - 0.34) ppm, (0.84 -1.30) ppm, (1.91 - 2.99) ppm, (30.77 - 43.54) ppm, (8.23 - 21.91) mg/g, (4.99 - 6.33) ppm, (12.23 - 50.63) ppm, (1.53-2.43) ppm, (16.12 -20.55) ppm, (2.87 -5.22) ppm, (2.92 -3.84) ppm, (21.90-276.34) ppm, (13.25 -17.23) ppm, (59.98 - 91.90) mg/g, (17.84 - 30.68) ppm, (18.32 - 26.36) mg/g, (1.22 -2.26) ppm, (0.92 - 2.13) ppm, (31.73 - 260.90) ppm, (0.72 - 1.62) ppm. Almost all elements are below the toxicity level as well as in the reference in NOAA table

  4. Engineering high power induction plasma unit at BARC for mass synthesis of refractory nano-ceramics

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    Atmospheric pressure RF thermal plasma sources are gaining increasing importance for production of high purity novel nano-materials in different high-end technological applications. Inherent electrode-less features of the discharge together with the large volume and high energy density of the produced plasma ensures contamination free process environment and mass production ability. Reported herewith is the development of an indigenous induction plasma system for mass synthesis of nanopowders of refractory ceramic materials. The system has been tested for continuous synthesis of Al2O3 nano-powder at a rate of more than 600 gm per hour and checked for its viability for bulk production of nano-particles of other refractory ceramics like Yttrium oxide and Neodymium Oxide. From collected evidences, the process of formation of the nano-particles is identified as the evaporation and subsequent homogeneous nucleation. Major features observed for alumina are complete conversion into highly spherical nano-sized particles, small particle sizes, very narrow size distribution, highly crystallite nature and mixed phases depending on the zone of collection. For alumina, the particles are found to exhibit a uni-modal distribution with peak near 15 nm

  5. Ultra high vacuum activities and required modification at 14 UD BARC-TIFR pelletron accelerator facility

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    Full text: The 14 UD pelletron accelerator is working round the clock since 1989. The accelerator is housed inside a tank which is 6 meter in diameter and 25 meter long. The accelerator tank is pressurized with SF6 at 80 to 100 PSIG in order to achieve 14MV. In pelletron, ions are extracted from SNICS are pre-accelerated up to 300 keV before being injected into low energy accelerator tube. In the terminal which is at high potential (4MV to 14 MV), the ion beam pass through the stripper and positive ions with high charge states are produced. The high energy beams are focussed and analyzed by 90 deg magnet. The analyzed beam is then transported to the various experimental ports. In order to achieve uniform ultra high vacuum (to reduce the loss of intensity and spread in the energy of ions beams) in more than 100 metre and 100 mm diameter beam lines including magnet chambers and various beam diagnostic devices, combination of getter-ion pumps and turbo pumps are being used at Pelletron Accelerator Facility. The 14 UD pelletron is equipped with a combination of foil and gas stripper in high voltage terminal section. The foil and gas stripper in the terminal section are mainly used for stripping of light and heavy ions respectively. The gas stripper plays a great role for stripping of heavy ions and its efficiency depends on gas stripper parameters and supporting pumps. The gas stripper is originally installed with getter pumps. These pumps required periodic replacement of titanium cartridges and slowly the pumping speed used to diminish with time. A new recirculation turbo molecular pumps based system is being designed to improve good beam transmission. Details of design will be presented. Proton beam of tens of MeV energy and μA range current is in demand to carry out specific radiochemistry experiments in this facility. It is proposed to built and accommodate a proton experimental setup in the tower area of the existing facility. Details of required UHV system for the setup will be presented. Experiences with UHV systems, problems faced in vacuum field and future modification required in UHV system at 14 UD pelletron will be also presented

  6. Facility for testing and certification of medical x-ray films at BARC

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    The major problem faced in the x-ray department with regard to x-ray films is the non consistent image quality of x-ray films leading to lesions missed/ wrong diagnosis and as a result retakes of the examination and increased radiation dosage to the patient. This report illustrates the methodology adopted by this Division towards implementation of quality assurance of the basic imaging devices namely the medical x-ray films. The characteristics properties desirable in x-ray films are the qualitative response of the emulsion to standard set of exposure and processing conditions in terms of speed, contrast and density. It should be consistent for exposure conditions in a custom built equipment simulating the quantum and type of energy that would be received by the film during diagnostic examinations. The phantom, geometrical set up and beam quality specifications as per the ISO standards required for x-ray sensitometry have been described in this report. (author)

  7. Development of 352.2 MHz cavity for RF coupler conditioning facility at BARC

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    The power couplers used in RFQ and DTL cavities in LEHIPA are dumb bell shaped slots (iris) and two successive ridge wave guide sections which connects to a half height WR2300 waveguide and carries power from klystron. Each coupler is designed to transfer 250 kW power in continuous mode of operation at 352.2 MHz. After manufacturing and vacuum testing, each coupler has to be tested for its RF performance (coupling coefficient) and power handing capacity. High power RF conditioning facilities are being setup at IADD for LEHIPA couplers. RF conditioning facilities for 325 MHz and 650 MHz couplers are also being developed under Indian Institution Fermilab Collaboration (lIFC). A test cavity is developed to fulfill the requirement of a matched load in the conditioning set-up. The design is based on simple pillbox structure with required waveguide port, vacuum port, tuners and diagnostic ports. Water cooling is also provided to take away the dissipated power in the cavity. The cavity has been tested for any vacuum or water leaks. This paper elaborates the design, RF measurements on the test bench and manufacturing aspects of the cavity development. (author)

  8. Nuclear Agriculture and Biotechnology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC, Mumbai 400085, India

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    Full Text Available Phytic acid is the major storage form of phosphorus in cereals. It binds with nutritionally important metals and affects mineral bioavailability. The present study analyzed phytic acid, inorganic phosphorus (IP content, seed weight, and grain yield in 98 sorghum landraces and varieties grown in two environments to evaluate genotypic and environmental effects and to determine trait stability. Genotypic effects and genotype × interaction were significant for phytic acid concentration and yield components. A promising landrace, Malkhed-1, had the lowest phytic acid (0.015 mg g− 1 concentration, with a higher yield (70.02 g plant− 1, than the check variety M-35-1 in both environments. Similarly, among the varieties, Phule Maulee showed the lowest phytic acid (0.07 mg g− 1 and a higher grain yield of 53.15 g plant− 1 in both environments. Phytic acid and IP were negatively correlated (r = − 0.34, whereas grain yield and seed weight were positively correlated (r = 0.20. Cluster analysis based on seed phosphorus traits and yield components identified five and six clusters, respectively. Genotypes containing low phytic acid with high yield identified in this study would be helpful for increasing the bioavailability of mineral nutrients.

  9. Nuclear Agriculture and Biotechnology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai 400085, India

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    Phytic acid is the major storage form of phosphorus in cereals. It binds with nutritionally important metals and affects mineral bioavailability. The present study analyzed phytic acid, inorganic phosphorus (IP) content, seed weight, and grain yield in 98 sorghum landraces and varieties grown in two environments to evaluate genotypic and environmental effects and to determine trait stability. Genotypic effects and genotype × interaction were significant for phytic acid concentration and yield...

  10. BARC-risk monitor- a tool for operational safety assessment in nuclear power plants

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    Probabilistic safety assessment has become a key tool as on today to identify and understand nuclear power plant vulnerabilities. As a result of the availability of these PSA studies, there is a desire to use them to enhance plant safety and to operate the nuclear stations in the most efficient manner. Risk monitor is a PC based tool, which computes the real time safety level and assists plant personnel to manage day-to-day activities. Risk monitor is a PC based user friendly software tool used for modification and re-analysis of a nuclear power plant. Operation of risk monitor is based on PSA methods for assisting in day to day applications. Risk monitoring programs can assess the risk profile and are used to optimise the operation of nuclear power plants with respect to a minimum risk level over the operating time. This report presents the background activities of risk monitor, its application areas and also gives the status of such tools in international scenarios. The software is based on the PSA model of Kaiga generating station and would be applicable to similar design configuration. (author)

  11. BARC 2009 Annual Report TO NC-1037: Genetic and functional genomic approaches to improve production and quality of pork

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    The NC-1037 project addresses “Genetic and functional genomic approaches to improve production and quality of pork.” It has 2 objectives: 1) Further understand the dynamic genetic mechanisms that influence production efficiency and quality of pork; and 2) Discover genetic mechanisms controlling anim...

  12. Radiation hazards control activities in BARC and other DAE units in Bombay and Indore: annual report 1994

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    The radiation hazards control activities of units of Radiation Safety Systems Division stationed at different plants and facilities of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and other units of Department of Atomic Energy in Bombay are briefly summarised. The activities are reported plantwise and include the following: (i) nature of radioactive operations, (ii) radiological status of the plant, (iii) personnel exposure data including collective and average exposures, (iv) effluent discharges, (v) waste disposal data, and (vi) safety related unusual occurrences and special problems, if any. Important operations for which extensive radiation safety surveillance was provided during the year 1994 are included. During the year 4319 persons were provided with radiation safety coverage at 25 different facilities. The collective dose and the average individual dose for the year 1994 are 6.08 man-Sv and 1.41 mSv respectively. Trends in personnel radiation exposure for a longer period i.e. from 1981 onwards are shown graphically. The figure also shows a steady trend in collective as well as average doses. The major contribution to dose comes from the following facilities: Plutonium Plant, Thorium Plant, Cirus, Radiological Laboratories and Dhruva in the decreasing order. (author). refs., tabs., 1 fig

  13. NLO QCD Corrections for $J/\\psi+ c + \\bar{c}$ Production in Photon-Photon Collision

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    The $\\gamma+\\gamma\\rightarrow J/\\psi+c+\\bar{c}$ inclusive process is an extremely important subprocess in $J/\\psi$ photoproduction, like at LEP\\uppercase\\expandafter{\\romannumeral2} or various types future electron-positron colliders. In this work we perform the next-to-leading(NLO) QCD corrections to this process in the framework of non-relativistic QCD(NRQCD) factorization formalism, the first NLO calculation for two projectiles to 3-body quarkonium inclusive production process. By setting the center-of-mass energy at LEP\\uppercase\\expandafter{\\romannumeral2}, the $\\sqrt{s}=197$ GeV, we conduct analyses of the $p_t^2$ distribution and total cross section of this process at the NLO accuracy. It turns out that the total cross section is moderately enhanced by the NLO correction with a $K$ factor of about 1.46, and hence the discrepancy between DELPHI data and color-singlet(CS) calculation is reduced while the color-octet(CO) contributions are still inevitable at this order. At the future Circular Electron-Pos...

  14. PLC-based control system for 10 MeV linear accelerator (LCS) at EBC Kharghar, BARC

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    Currently the 10 MeV Linac is being used for different research and industrial applications. The control system in operation was developed using CAMAC based Data Acquisition System (DAS) and Hard-wired Interlock System. It is proposed to replace the CAMAC system with a state-of-the-art indigenously developed Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) that is verified to the level of a Class IB computer-based system used in nuclear power plants. A PLC node comprises of two VME bus based CPU boards (PowerPC MPC7447, 600MHz) working in redundant mode. The inputs and outputs are common to both CPUs. The I/O boards are hot swappable and intelligent. An intelligent Ethernet board is used for communication with a PC running the SCADA software and industry standard communication protocols drivers. The PLC hardware and software has undergone rigorous verification and validation. A user-friendly 'Application Development Environment' is provided to the process engineer for building the application using pre-defined function blocks. The LCS developed using PLC is to be used for operating the Linac irradiation facility, remotely as well as locally in a fail-safe mode, with sequential start-up and sequential shut-down. Apart from system status monitoring, data archiving, alarm generation and setpoint adjustments, it monitors the important parameters and trips the Gun Modulator High Voltage (GM HV), the Klystron Modulator High Voltage (KM HV) and the Electron Gun Power Supply (EG PS) on fault conditions. (author)

  15. Operating experience and radiation protection problems in the working of the radio-metallurgy hot cell facilities at BARC

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    The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre at Bombay has six hot cell facilities for radiometallurgical investigations of irradiated/failed fuel elements. The hot cell facilities have been provided with certain built-in safety features, a ventilation system, radiation monitoring instruments for various purposes, a centralised air monitoring system and a central panel for display of various alarms. Procedures adopted for radiation protection and contamination control include : (1) radiation leak test for cells and filter efficiency evaluation before cell activation, (2) practices to be followed by frog suit personnel while working in hot cell areas, (3) receipt and handling of irradiated fuel elements, (4) cell filter change operation, (5) checks on high level drains and (6) effluent discharge and waste shipments. Operating experience in the working of these facilities along with radiation accident incidents is described. Data regarding release of activity during normal cell operations, dose rates during various metallurgical operations and personnel exposures are presented. (M.G.B.)

  16. Analysis of meteorological parameters and its impact on atmospheric dispersion of 41Ar plume at BARC site

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    A study on atmospheric dispersion of 41Ar plume was carried out considering the influence of meteorological parameters at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre site. A comparative analysis has been presented taking into account of two different observation sessions. During normal operation of research reactors, 41Ar as activation product, is getting released (below authorized discharge limit) at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre site. The external exposure during the passage of the radioactive plume was estimated using measurement of radiation field by installing Gamma-tracers at different locations. To establish a correlation and to assess the plume behavior, meteorological data and dose rate data from Gamma-tracers was collected at the same time interval

  17. BARC 75 - A 75 group neutron-photon coupled cross-section library with P5- anisotropic scattering matrices

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    A 75 group neutron-photon coupled cross-section library has been developed for 42 reactor nuclides utilizing the basic cross-section files - ENDF/B-IV for neutrons and DLC-7F for photons. 50 neutron energy groups and gamma energy groups are included in this library which should be well suited to carry out safety, shielding and core physics studies of nuclear reactors based on fission or fusion processes. This library is also adequate for oil logging and mineral exploration investigations. (author). 11 refs., 3 tabs

  18. Proceedings of BARC golden jubilee year DAE-BRNS topical symposium on role of analytical chemistry in nuclear technology

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    Among the various disciplines in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry is unique, because it is an integral part of every aspect of technology- product and process development and deployment. In Nuclear Industry, the quality assurance criteria are very stringent. And truly, Analytical Chemistry has continued to play a pivotal role in the entire nuclear fuel cycle, since the beginning of the Indian Atomic Energy Programme. The conference covers invited talk, nuclear materials, reactor systems, thorium technology, alternate energy sources, biology, agriculture and environment, water technology, isotope, radiation and laser technology, development of analytical instruments, and reference materials and inter-comparison exercises. Papers relevant to INIS are indexed separately. (author)

  19. Manpower Development to Support Indian Graduate Training School Program of BARC and its Incorporation in University System

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    Conclusions: • Nuclear technology is multidisciplinary, knowledge intensive, and its education and training are constrained by unusual measures demanded by the concerns about radiation and nuclear safety, physical protection of nuclear materials and facilities, and safeguards to prevent diversion of nuclear material. • This requires vast faculty resources as also extraordinary and expensive infrastructure for conducting nuclear education making the task of human resource development in nuclear science and technology a challenging one. • The human resource for the nuclear energy programme in India so far has therefore been developed in-house in the DAE. • However, large requirement of manpower to take forward the growing nuclear energy programme in the country can be met only by extending concurrently the reach of the human resource development activity in nuclear science and technology. • The DAE is therefore supporting the university system in India, and integrating the existing training program with the university system. • It may be emphasized that nuclear education, being a means of preservation and transmission of explicit knowledge, is just one component of nuclear knowledge management (NKM). • The NKM also involves creation of mechanisms to preserve and transmit implicit and tacit knowledge

  20. Developmental studies on the process for preparation of thorium metal powder and optimization of process parameters: an in house effort in UED, BARC

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    Thorium metal powder of purity more than 99% was prepared by the calciothermic reduction of thoria during the period of the first quarter of last calendar year. Oxygen content was found to be in the range of 1500-2000 ppm. The product thorium powder is silvery to grayish in appearance. Unlike uranium powder, thorium powder tends to have a rough surface and ragged edges. Thorium powder is less free flowing in nature as compared to that of uranium. In all accessible literature of the earlier studies, nitric acid has been used as leaching agent. As such thorium does not react with nitric acid but a trace of fluoride in nitric acid can initiate reaction. In the present study, however, acetic acid was used instead of nitric acid for leaching. It gives many edges over so far conventional nitric acid leaching e.g. (i) being organic it is less corrosive for the equipment, (ii) being mild in nature it is less aggressive to thorium powder, (iii) this will not pose problem of nitrate disposal in case of a scaled up production etc.

  1. Experience in maintenance of pumps in test facilities at R.E.D., B.A.R.C. [Paper No.: II-5

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    Centrifugal pumps are used for circulating water in various test facilities which are meant for testing reactor components. Operating pressures are about 85 bars at 250 degC. Reciprocating pumps are used for make up service at pressures upto 160 bars. A primary heat transport pump for 200 MWe Candu type reactor, is being tested for checking its performance and for collection of base data. The following are discussed: (i) failure of hydrostatic seal and hydrostatic bearing and its causes, (ii) subsequent repairs and reconditioning, (iii) steps taken to avoid repetition of such failures, and (iv) problems in assembly. For a pump used in the fuelling machine test facility, following maintenance problems are discussed: (1) failure of various components like bearings, mechanical, seals, wear rings, etc., (2) causes of failure and steps taken to remedy the deficiencies noted, (3) experience with the indigenous antifriction bearings, and (4) experience with indigenous spiral wound gaskets. For the reciprocating pumps, leakage through gland packing is a problem. Experience with various types of packing and other parameters, affecting leakage are discussed. (author)

  2. Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Director, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Chairman-Designate of the Atomic Energy Commission Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, India

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    Photo 01: Dr. A. Kakodkar signing the Guest Book with Dr. L. Evans, LHC Project Leader and Prof. R. Cashmore, Director for Collider Programmes Photo 02: Dr. A. Kakodkar with Dr. L. Evans Photo 03: Dr. A. Kakodkar

  3. Radiation protection during inventory control of radium needles at SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, for the purpose of safe disposal at BARC, Mumbai

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    The present article describes the job undertaken in a hospital with particular reference to handling of the radium needles, leakage and contamination check, packaging, labeling and marking for safe transportation and disposal

  4. The decays $h^0 \\to b \\bar{b}$ and $h^0 \\to c \\bar{c}$ in the light of the MSSM with quark flavour violation

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    Eberl, H; Bartl, A; Hidaka, K; Majerotto, W

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    We calculate the decay width of h0 -> b bbar in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) with quark flavour violation (QFV) at full one-loop level. We study the effect of scarm-stop mixing and sstrange-sbottom mixing taking into account the constraints from the B meson data. We discuss and compare in detail the decays h0 -> c cbar and h0 -> b bbar within the framework of the perturbative mass insertion technique using the Flavour Expansion Theorem. The deviation of both decay widths from the Standard Model values can be quite large. Whereas in h0 -> c cbar it is almost entirely due to the flavour violating part of the MSSM, in h0 -> b bbar it is mainly due to the flavour conserving part. Nevertheless, the QFV contribution to Gamma(h0 -> b bbar) due to scarm-stop mixing and chargino exchange can go up to about 8%.

  5. Field trials of sugarcane mutants developed by B.A.R.C., Trombay (Bombay) Under different agro-climatic conditions in Maharashtra

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    TS-1 and TS-8 are two thick cane type sugarcane mutants developed from bud setts of sugarcane variety Co-419 by treating it with 2 Krad gamma radiation. Field trials of these mutants were carried out in different regions of Maharashtra State (India). Data collected with respect to germination, number and length of internodes, cane girth, cane weight, plant height and juice quality at 6, 7, 8 and 11 months are presented. The mutants showed superiority with respect to cane girth, cane weight and juice quality as compared to those of Co-740 variety predominantly grown in Maharashtra state. (M.G.B.)

  6. BIPM comparison BIPM.RI(II)-K1.Zn-65 of activity measurements of the radionuclide 65Zn for the BARC (India) with linked results for the CCRI(II)-K2.Zn-65 comparison

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    A new participation in the BIPM.RI(II)-K1.Zn-65 comparison has been added to the previous results. A link has been made to the CCRI(II)-K2.Zn-65 comparison held in 2003 through the measurement of all ampoules of the K2 comparison in the International Reference System (SIR) at the BIPM before despatch to the participants. This has produced a revised value for the key comparison reference value (KCRV), calculated using the power-moderated weighted mean. Six NMIs used the K2 comparison to update their degree of equivalence. The degrees of equivalence between each equivalent activity measured in the International Reference System (SIR) and the KCRV have been calculated and the results are given in the form of a table for the remaining two NMIs in the BIPM.RI(II)-K1.Zn-65 comparison and the 17 other participants in the CCRI(II)-K2.Zn-65 comparison. A graphical presentation is also given. (authors)

  7. Information systems in the field of nuclear science and technology, with special reference to Library and Information Services of BARC and its role in the development of atomic energy for peaceful purposes in India

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    Information systems in the field of nuclear science and technology are described. A detailed description is given of the various services and activities of : (1) the Centre for Documentation (CID) of the EURATOM and (2) The Technical Information Program of the USERDA. The objectives and operation of the International Nuclear Information Systems (INIS) established by the IAEA are discussed. The information needs in the field of nuclear science and technology in India are met by the Library and Information Services (L and IS) of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay. Its various library facilities, documentation and information services are described in detail. It also acts as the INIS inputting centre for Indian nuclear literature. (M.G.B.)

  8. A study on effect of point-of-use filters on defect reduction for advanced 193nm processes

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    Vitorino, Nelson; Wolfer, Elizabeth; Cao, Yi; Lee, DongKwan; Wu, Aiwen

    2009-03-01

    Bottom Anti-Reflective Coatings (BARCs) have been widely used in the lithography process for decades. BARCs play important roles in controlling reflections and therefore improving swing ratios, CD variations, reflective notching, and standing waves. The implementation of BARC processes in 193nm dry and immersion lithography has been accompanied by defect reduction challenges on fine patterns. Point-of-Use filters are well known among the most critical components on a track tool ensuring low wafer defects by providing particle-free coatings on wafers. The filters must have very good particle retention to remove defect-causing particulate and gels while not altering the delicate chemical formulation of photochemical materials. This paper describes a comparative study of the efficiency and performance of various Point-of-Use filters in reducing defects observed in BARC materials. Multiple filter types with a variety of pore sizes, membrane materials, and filter designs were installed on an Entegris Intelligent(R) Mini dispense pump which is integrated in the coating module of a clean track. An AZ(R) 193nm organic BARC material was spin-coated on wafers through various filter media. Lithographic performance of filtered BARCs was examined and wafer defect analysis was performed. By this study, the effect of filter properties on BARC process related defects can be learned and optimum filter media and design can be selected for BARC material to yield the lowest defects on a coated wafer.

  9. Improved determination of the $D \\to K^-\\pi^+\\pi^+\\pi^-$ coherence factor and associated hadronic parameters from a combination of $e^+e^-\\to \\psi(3770)\\to c\\bar{c}$ and $pp \\to c \\bar{c} X$ data

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    Evans, T; Libby, J; Malde, S; Rademacker, J; Wilkinson, G

    2016-01-01

    Measurements of the coherence factor $R_{K3\\pi}$, the average strong-phase difference $\\delta^{K3\\pi}_D$ and mean amplitude ratio $r_D^{K3\\pi}$ for the decay $D \\to K^-\\pi^+\\pi^+\\pi^-$ are presented. These parameters are important inputs to the determination of the unitarity triangle angle $\\gamma$ in $B^- \\to DK^-$ decays, where $D$ designates a superposition of $D^0$ and $\\bar{D}{}^0$ mesons decaying to a common final state. The results are based on a combined fit to observables obtained from a re-analysis of the CLEO-c $\\psi(3770)$ data set and those measured in a $D^0\\bar{D}^0$ mixing study performed by the LHCb collaboration.

  10. Thin film type 248-nm bottom antireflective coatings

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    Enomoto, Tomoyuki; Nakayama, Keisuke; Mizusawa, Kenichi; Nakajima, Yasuyuki; Yoon, Sangwoong; Kim, Yong-Hoon; Kim, Young-Ho; Chung, Hoesik; Chon, Sang Mun

    2003-06-01

    A frequent problem encountered by photoresists during the manufacturing of semiconductor device is that activating radiation is reflected back into the photoresist by the substrate. So, it is necessary that the light reflection is reduced from the substrate. One approach to reduce the light reflection is the use of bottom anti-reflective coating (BARC) applied to the substrate beneath the photoresist layer. The BARC technology has been utilized for a few years to minimize the reflectivity. As the chip size is reduced to sub 0.13-micron, the photoresist thickness has to decrease with the aspect ratio being less than 3.0. Therefore, new Organic BARC is strongly required which has the minimum reflectivity with thinner BARC thickness and higher etch selectivity towards resist. SAMSUNG Electronics has developed the advanced Organic BARC with Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. and Brewer Science, Inc. for achieving the above purpose. As a result, the suitable high performance SNAC2002 series KrF Organic BARCs were developed. Using CF4 gas as etchant, the plasma etch rate of SNAC2002 series is about 1.4 times higher than that of conventional KrF resists and 1.25 times higher than the existing product. The SNAC2002 series can minimize the substrate reflectivity at below 40nm BARC thickness, shows excellent litho performance and coating properties.

  11. Process and performance optimization of bottom antireflective coatings: II

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    Ding, Shuji; Sagan, John P.; Shan, Jianhui; Gonzalez, Eleazar; Dixit, Sunit S.; Liu, Ying; Khanna, Dinesh N.

    1999-06-01

    The newly developed AZ BARLi II coating material is a photoresist solvent-based bottom antireflective coating (BARC) for i-line lithographic application. The coating material has good compatibility with common edge bead removal solvents such as ethyl lactate, PGME, or PGMEA mixed with ethyl lactate or PGME. To evaluate the BARC material, its chemical compatibility with common EBR solvents has been tested by several analytical techniques including liquid particle counts and surface defect studies. Both top and bottom EBR dispense processes have been investigated and optimized. Improvements on edge roughness, visual cleanliness, and the BARC coating buildup at the edge will be discussed in this paper.

  12. Novel conformal organic antireflective coatings for advanced I-line lithography

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    Deshpande, Shreeram V.; Nowak, Kelly A.; Fowler, Shelly; Williams, Paul; Arjona, Mikko

    2001-08-01

    Flash memory chips are playing a critical role in semiconductor devices due to increased popularity of hand held electronic communication devices such as cell phones and PDAs (personal Digital Assistants). Flash memory offers two primary advantages in semiconductor devices. First, it offers flexibility of in-circuit programming capability to reduce the loss from programming errors and to significantly reduce commercialization time to market for new devices. Second, flash memory has a double density memory capability through stacked gate structures which increases the memory capability and thus saves significantly on chip real estate. However, due to stacked gate structures the requirements for manufacturing of flash memory devices are significantly different from traditional memory devices. Stacked gate structures also offer unique challenges to lithographic patterning materials such as Bottom Anti-Reflective Coating (BARC) compositions used to achieve CD control and to minimize standing wave effect in photolithography. To be applicable in flash memory manufacturing a BARC should form a conformal coating on high topography of stacked gate features as well as provide the normal anti-reflection properties for CD control. In this paper we report on a new highly conformal advanced i-line BARC for use in design and manufacture of flash memory devices. Conformal BARCs being significantly thinner in trenches than the planarizing BARCs offer the advantage of reducing BARC overetch and thus minimizing resist thickness loss.

  13. Recombinant lines for less-spininess in steroid-bearing Solanum viarum using induced mutants as parents

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    In the domestication of the wild, spinous and steroid-bearing Solanum viarum (syn. S. khasianum var. chatterjeeanum) induced mutations play a major role. The development of Glaxo and BARC mutants catalysed commercial cultivation of this species for its berries containing solasodine, used in steroid industries. The commercially more popular Glaxo mutant population consists predominantly of plants that are totally free of spines in aerial parts except lamina where few straight spines develop. The BARC mutant still possesses spines on aerial parts including the persistent calyx. However, the laminary spines of the BARC mutant are curved and vestigial. Comparative studies on morphology, growth behaviour and agronomic characters of the two mutants, their wild progenitor and their hybrid progenies showed that the three types differ only for spine character. In F2 generation of a cross involving the Glaxo and BARC mutants, a double mutant recombinant was recovered. The recombinant is devoid of spines in aerial parts like its Glaxo mutant parent, but possesses laminary curved vestigial spines like the BARC parent. The spine characters of the recombinant are inherited double recessive. Three advanced lines of this recombinant type (IIHR 2n - 1,2 and 3) were tested in replicated trials 1985 and 1986. They showed parity in berry yield and solasodine content with the Glaxo mutant and three promising lines evolved elsewhere viz. 'RRL (Bhuhaneswar) Y-14', 'RRL (Jorhat)' and 'Pusa'. The results indicate gainful use of induced mutants in hybridization leading to development of superior less-spiny lines of steroid bearing Solanum viarum

  14. Investigation of NPP behavior in case of loss of coolant accident based on comparison of different ASTEC computer code versions

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    The paper presents the work performed at the Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy (INRNE) and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), India in the frame of SARNET2 project. The performed work continues the effort in the field of nuclear safety and cooperation between INRNE-BAS and BARC. The main target is development and validation of ASTEC (Accident Source Term Evaluation Code) at the further, a tool for level-2 PSA analysis for better understanding of accident progression during in-vessel phase until reactor vessel failure. (authors)

  15. Intrinsic charm content of the nucleon and charmness-nucleon sigma term

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    Duan, Shaorong; Saghai, B

    2016-01-01

    In the extended chiral constituent quark model, the intrinsic $c \\bar{c}$ content of the nucleon is investigated. The probabilities of the quark-antiquark components in the nucleon wave functions are calculated by taking the nucleon to be admixtures of three- and five-quark components, with the relevant transitions handled {\\it via} the $^{3}$P$_{0}$ mechanism. Predictions for the probability of the $c \\bar{c}$ in the nucleon wave function and the charmness-nucleon sigma term are presented. Our numerical results turn out to be consistent with the predictions from various other approaches reported in the literature.

  16. Appendix XVIII: 'Batch' approach to new employee entry and some other training schemes of DAE

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    Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. - NPCIL is Government of India Enterprise under Department of Atomic Energy engaged in Design, Construction and Operation activities of Nuclear Power Plants. The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) of India has a long running induction training programme run by the Human Resource Division of Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) also known as BARC Training School. This is considered a unique and valuable scheme to impart nuclear knowledge towards meeting the goals of DAE and constitutes one of the important knowledge management activities. This and other training schemes of DAE are presented

  17. Wet-recess process optimization of a bottom antireflective coating for the via-first dual-damascene scheme

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    Brakensiek, Nickolas L.; Kidd, Brian; Washburn, Carlton A.; Murphy, Earnest

    2004-05-01

    The via-first process is unique by the fact that a material is needed to fill the vias to some arbitrary value, with little or no isolated-dense via bias so that the underlying layer underneath the via is protected from the trench etch step. Secondly, this material may have to coat over the surface of the wafer with some chosen thickness again with minimum or no bias to maximize the trench photolithography process window. Finally, the material must be easily removed from the via after the trench etch with no residue, crowning, or fencing. The ideal via fill material would be able to perform all the above listed parameters, but no perfect solution exists yet. The etchback process that is discussed herein, called the solvent etchback (SOLVE) process bypasses these lengthy modules, will fit within today"s manufacturing processes and will have little impact on throughput of the photobay coating tools. The process utilizes industry standard photoresists solvents such as PGMEA, Ethyl Lactate, PGME and existing solvent prewet dispense nozzles in the BARC coater module. Also, this process only requires one material that can both fill the via and act as a BARC during the trench photo step with a user defined thickness on top the wafer that will minimize light reflections coming from the substrate. The process flow for the SOLVE process is: 1. Coat a wafer with a thick BARC to planarize the wafer and minimize isolated-dense bias. 2. Bake the BARC so that it is partially crosslinked. 3. Apply a solvent to the wafer and etchback the BARC to a thickness that suits the trench photo step. 4. Bake the BARC to fully crosslink the BARC. Process variables that can have an affect on the SOLVE process are the softbake temperature and time to modify the BARC thickness on the wafer. Dispense parameters that will modify the post-etch uniformity of the wafer include the dispense time, dispense spin speed and the IDI M450 dispense pressure. The repeatability of the process can be modified

  18. AMS using 14UD Pelletron at TIFR, Mumbai: present status and future prospects

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    The AMS (Accelerator Mass Spectrometry) is a versatile tool employed in multidisciplinary programmes. The AMS programme at the BARC-TIFR 14UD Pelletron accelerator has been initiated with major emphasis on the determination of 36Cl concentration in environment in general and water samples in particular. Preliminary measurements related to detection of 129I have been carried out in recent past. The system used for AMS measurement is based on a 14 MV Tandem Accelerator. In this paper, the status and future prospects of AMS programme at BARC-TIFR Pelletron Accelerator Facility are presented

  19. Indigenous development of nuclear instrumentation

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    Electronics Division, BARC has a long tradition of developing detectors, nuclear instrumentation modules and systems which have been exploited in many large scale experiments in DAE. Much of this technology has been transferred to industry. Recent developments emphasise high density and low power consumption. Latest devices such as FPGAs and indigenously developed hybrid microcircuits and ASICs have been used towards this end. (author)

  20. Simulation results of liquid and plastic scintillator detectors for reactor antineutrino detection - A comparison

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    Kashyap, V. K. S.; Pant, L. M.; Mohanty, A. K.; Datar, V. M.

    2016-03-01

    A simulation study of two kinds of scintillation detectors has been done using GEANT4. We compare plastic scintillator and liquid scintillator based designs for detecting electron antineutrinos emitted from the core of reactors. The motivation for this study is to set up an experiment at the research reactor facility at BARC for very short baseline neutrino oscillation study and remote reactor monitoring.

  1. CHARM PHYSICS PERFORMANCE STUDIES FOR PANDA

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    Biegun, Aleksandra

    2011-01-01

    The study of the charmonium ((c) over barc) system is a powerful tool to understand the strong interaction. In (p) over barp annihilations studied with PANDA, the mass and width of the charmonium state, such as h(c), will be measured with an excellent accuracy, determined by the very precise knowled

  2. Radiation dosage

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    Radiation dosage at Bikini Atoll is the result of current soil contamination, a relic of the nuclear weapons testing program of some 30 years ago. The principal contaminants today and some of their physical properties are listed: cesium-137, strontium-90, plutonium -239, 240 and americium-241. Cobalt-60 contributes less than 1 to the dose and is not considered significant. A resident of the atoll would accumulate radiation dose (rem) in two ways -- by exposure to radiation emanating from the ground and vegetation, and by exposure to radiation released in the spontaneous decay of radionuclides that have entered his body during the ingestion of locally grown foods. The latter process would account for some 90% of the dose; cesium-137 would be responsible for 0 90% of it. Since BARC's method of estimating dosage differs in some respects from that employed by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), (Ref.1, LLNL 1982) we are presenting our method in detail. The differences have two sources. First, the numbers used by BARC for the daily ingestion of radionuclides via the diet are higher than LLNL's. Second, BARC's calculation of dose from radionuclide intake utilizes the ICRP system. The net result is that BARC doses are consistently higher than LLNL doses, and in this respect are more conservative

  3. Studies on the bioaccumulation of As, Cu, Se, Zn and Ga radionuclides by different algal genera

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    The bio-sorption of different elements, e.g., Cu, Zn, As, Se and Ga by algal genera from different taxonomic groups were experimentally studied employing recently developed tracer packet technique. The radionuclides, 61Cu, 62,63Zn, 66,67,68Ga, 71,72As and 73Se were produced by heavy ion activation in BARC-TIFR pelletron. (author)

  4. Heavy quark symmetry and weak decays of the $b$-baryons in pentaquarks with a $c\\bar{c}$ component

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    Ali, Ahmed; Aslam, M Jamil; Rehman, Abdur

    2016-01-01

    The discovery of the baryonic states $P_c^+(4380)$ and $P_c^+(4450)$ by the LHCb collaboration has evoked a lot of theoretical interest. These states have the minimal quark content $c \\bar{c} u u d$. Interpreted as hidden charm diquark-diquark-antiquark baryons, the assigned spin and angular momentum quantum numbers are $P_c^+(4380)= \\{\\bar{c} [cu]_{s=1} [ud]_{s=1}; L_{\\mathcal{P}}=0, J^{\\rm P}=\\frac{3}{2}^- \\}$ and $P_c^+(4450)= \\{\\bar{c} [cu]_{s=1} [ud]_{s=0}; L_{\\mathcal{P}}=1, J^{\\rm P}=\\frac{5}{2}^+ \\}$, where $s=0,1$ are the spins of the diquarks and $L_{\\mathcal{P}}=0,1$ are the orbital angular momentum quantum numbers of the pentaquarks. We point out that heavy quark symmetry allows only the higher mass pentaquark state $P_c^+(4450)$ having $[ud]_{s=0}$ to be produced in $\\Lambda_b^0$ decays, whereas the lower mass state $P_c^+(4380)$ having $[ud]_{s=1}$ is disfavored. Pentaquark spectrum is rich enough to accommodate a $J^P=\\frac{3}{2}^-$ state, which has the correct light diquark spin $\\{\\bar{c} [cu...

  5. 7 CFR 502.9 - Soliciting, vending, debt collection, and distribution of handbills.

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    ... display or distribution of commercial advertising, or the collecting of private debts, in or on BARC... 7 Agriculture 6 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Soliciting, vending, debt collection, and distribution... PROPERTY, BELTSVILLE, MARYLAND § 502.9 Soliciting, vending, debt collection, and distribution of...

  6. Advances in ultrafiltration membrane technology for water purification and effluent treatment

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    This paper aims at presenting the advances made in ultrafiltration (UF) membrane separation technology with an emphasis on the potential areas of its applications and some of R and D works carried out in this direction in our laboratory in BARC. (author)

  7. Simulation results of liquid and plastic scintillator detectors for reactor antineutrino detection - A comparison

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    A simulation study of two kinds of scintillation detectors has been done using GEANT4. We compare plastic scintillator and liquid scintillator based designs for detecting electron antineutrinos emitted from the core of reactors. The motivation for this study is to set up an experiment at the research reactor facility at BARC for very short baseline neutrino oscillation study and remote reactor monitoring

  8. Online Decision Support System (IRODOS) - an emergency preparedness tool for handling offsite nuclear emergency

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    A real time online decision support system as a nuclear emergency response system for handling offsite nuclear emergency at the Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) has been developed by Health, Safety and Environment Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) under the frame work of 'Indian Real time Online Decision Support System 'IRODOS'. (author)

  9. Polarization measurements in K+n charge exchange at 6 and 12 GeV/c

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    The polarization in K+n→K0p has been measured at 6 and 12 GeVvertical-barc in the interval 0.1< vertical-bartvertical-bar<1.0 using a polarized deuteron target. The results are compared to predictions from SU(3), EXD and line reversal, and from vari ous phenomenological models

  10. Health physics surveillance during recovery of 233U from irradiated thorium rods at reprocessing development lab, IGCAR

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    Second campaign for the recovery of 233U from the irradiated rods from CIRUS and DHRUVA reactors at BARC, was carried out successfully at Reprocessing Development Laboratory (RDL) at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR). Health physics surveillance was provided all through the operation. The operational radiation protection methods followed and the experience gained during the campaign are discussed in this paper. (author)

  11. Improved cathode assembly for electron gun of 7 MeV linac

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    This Electron Beam Linear Accelerator (LINAC) of RPCD, BARC is the key component of the pulse radiolysis facility being used for radiation chemistry research. The heart of the LINAC is the electron gun, which generates electron from a tungsten cathode. Recently an improved cathode assembly is designed and fabricated for better performance of the linac. (author)

  12. Dicty_cDB: VFC544 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available VF (Link to library) VFC544 (Link to dictyBase) - G02521 DDB0187174 Contig-U14739-1 VFC544P (Lin ... complete cds. 48 0.30 1 CC453888 |CC453888.1 BARC-Sat _362 Size-selected soybean genomic Glycine max geno ...

  13. Dicty_cDB: Contig-U05770-1 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available Contig-U05770-1 no gap 474 4 1664755 1665230 PLUS 1 1 U05770 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Show Co ... 2-15e9, complete seq... 38 2.8 3 ( CC453768 ) BARC-Sat _229 Size-selected soybean genomic Glycin... 36 2.9 ...

  14. Dicty_cDB: Contig-U06432-1 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available Contig-U06432-1 no gap 331 5 4675822 4675488 MINUS 1 1 U06432 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Show C ... ays genomic clone ZM... 44 3.0 1 ( CC453780 ) BARC-Sat _242 Size-selected soybean genomic Glycin... 44 3.0 ...

  15. Successful test flight of an airship

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    @@ Researchers with the Balloon Aircraft Research Center (BARC) of the Academy of Opto-electronics, CAS, succeeded in their first test flight of an aeroboat with a flight altitude up to 1,000 meters and an effective payload of 20 kilograms in Shandong on 25 December, 2007.

  16. 7 CFR 502.6 - Hunting, fishing, camping, horseback riding.

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    ... 7 Agriculture 6 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Hunting, fishing, camping, horseback riding. 502.6..., MARYLAND § 502.6 Hunting, fishing, camping, horseback riding. The use of BARC grounds for any form of hunting, fishing, camping, or horseback riding is prohibited. Further, the use of these grounds...

  17. Testing low cost anaerobic digestion (AD) systems

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    To evaluate the potential for low technology and low cost digesters for small dairies, BARC and researchers from the University of Maryland installed six modified Taiwanese-model field-scale (FS) digesters near the original dairy manure digester. The FS units receive the same post-separated liquid ...

  18. Effector-Triggered Immunity Determines Host Genotype-Specific Incompatibility in Legume-Rhizobium Symbiosis.

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    Yasuda, Michiko; Miwa, Hiroki; Masuda, Sachiko; Takebayashi, Yumiko; Sakakibara, Hitoshi; Okazaki, Shin

    2016-08-01

    Symbiosis between legumes and rhizobia leads to the formation of N2-fixing root nodules. In soybean, several host genes, referred to as Rj genes, control nodulation. Soybean cultivars carrying the Rj4 gene restrict nodulation by specific rhizobia such as Bradyrhizobium elkanii We previously reported that the restriction of nodulation was caused by B. elkanii possessing a functional type III secretion system (T3SS), which is known for its delivery of virulence factors by pathogenic bacteria. In the present study, we investigated the molecular basis for the T3SS-dependent nodulation restriction in Rj4 soybean. Inoculation tests revealed that soybean cultivar BARC-2 (Rj4/Rj4) restricted nodulation by B. elkanii USDA61, whereas its nearly isogenic line BARC-3 (rj4/rj4) formed nitrogen-fixing nodules with the same strain. Root-hair curling and infection threads were not observed in the roots of BARC-2 inoculated with USDA61, indicating that Rj4 blocked B. elkanii infection in the early stages. Accumulation of H2O2 and salicylic acid (SA) was observed in the roots of BARC-2 inoculated with USDA61. Transcriptome analyses revealed that inoculation of USDA61, but not its T3SS mutant in BARC-2, induced defense-related genes, including those coding for hypersensitive-induced responsive protein, which act in effector-triggered immunity (ETI) in Arabidopsis. These findings suggest that B. elkanii T3SS triggers the SA-mediated ETI-type response in Rj4 soybean, which consequently blocks symbiotic interactions. This study revealed a common molecular mechanism underlying both plant-pathogen and plant-symbiont interactions, and suggests that establishment of a root nodule symbiosis requires the evasion or suppression of plant immune responses triggered by rhizobial effectors. PMID:27373538

  19. Report on R and D activities of Health Physics Division 1984 - 1985

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    A summary of the research and development programmes undertaken in Health Physics Division during the period 1984-1985 is contained in the report. The details of the various investigations are given in references listed under each abstract, most of which are published in the form of papers in symposia and journals or as BARC reports. Some of the investigations have been carried out in collaboration with other Divisions of BARC and outside organisations. A list of these leading to M.Sc./Ph.D Degrees submitted by members of the Division is given at the end. The Division has also a number of research contracts with IAEA. A summary of work carried out under these projects is included in a separate section. (author)

  20. Radiation synthesis of low swelling acrylamide based hydrogels and determination of average molecular weight between cross-links

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    A comparative analysis of determination of cross-link density (νe) of hydrogels by using swelling tests and mechanical measurements has been made. Poly(acrylamide/methacrylamide) P(AAm/MAAm) and poly(acrylamide/hydroxyethyl methacrylate) P(AAm/HEMA) hydrogels were prepared by using gamma rays and used as model hydrogel systems. The uniaxial compression test was applied to cylindrical gel samples in the swollen state at pH 7. Stress-strain curves of hydrogels were evaluated to calculate the shear modulus values. The average molecular weight between cross-links (M-barc) and νe obtained from mechanical measurements were significantly different than the values obtained from swelling experiments. Large differences were attributed to the uncertainty on the value of the χ parameter used in the Flory-Rehner equation. ±1% change in this parameter doubled or reduced the M-barc value of hydrogel to half value

  1. Prototype development of filter monitor for 131I processing plant

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    Iodine-131 (131I) is used extensively in nuclear medicine because of its short half-life and useful beta emission. Isotope Production and Applications Division (IP and AD) of BARC produces 131I in its processing plant. The charcoal filters that are capable of extracting high levels of radioactive iodine and particulates in the suction flow are installed in the plant. The radioactive iodine is fully removed and deposited onto activated charcoal impregnated with potassium iodide. These charcoal filters get saturated over a period of use and need to be replaced with fresh ones. A 5-channel Filter monitor for online measurement of radiation level of trapped 131I on the charcoal filter is being developed by IP and AD, BARC. The unavailability of this type of instrument motivated to undertake this development. Current paper deals with a prototype filter monitor developed with single detector. Some results prove the functionality of the system. (author)

  2. Technology transfer from nuclear research

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    A number of processes, components and instruments developed at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, (BARC), Bombay, find application in industry and are available for transfer to private or public sector undertakings for commercial exploitation. The Technology Transfer Group (TTG) constituted in January 1980 identifies such processes and prototypes which can be made available for transfer. This catalogue contains brief descriptions of such technologies and they are arranged under three groups, namely, Group A containing descriptions of technologies already transferred, Group B containing descriptions of technologies ready for transfer and Group C containing descriptions of technology transfer proposals being processed. The position in the above-mentioned groups is as on 1 March 1989. The BARC has also set up a Technology Corner where laboratory models and prototypes of instruments, equipment and components are displayed. These are described in the second part of the catalogue. (M.G.B.)

  3. Parametric thermal analysis of 75 MHz heavy ion RFQ

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    An ECR based Heavy Ion Accelerator comprising of a superconducting Electron Cyclotron Resonance (ECR) Ion Source, normal conducting RFQ (Radio Frequency Quadrupole) and superconducting Niobium resonators is being developed at BARC under XII plan. A state-of-the-art 18 GHz superconducting ECR ion source (PK-ISIS) jointly configured with Pantechnik, France is operational at Van-de-Graaff, BARC. The electromagnetic design of the improved version of 75 MHz heavy ion RFQ has been reported earlier. The previous thermal study of 51 cm RFQ model showed large temperature variation axially along the vane tip. A new coolant flow scheme has been worked out to optimize the axial temperature gradient. In this paper the thermal analysis including parametric study of coolant flow rates and inlet temperature variation will be presented. (author)

  4. Research and development activities of the Seismology Section for the period January 1982-December 1983

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    The research and development activities of the Seismology Section of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) at Bombay are reported for the period January 1982-December 1983 in the form of summaries. The Section's activities are mainly directed towards detection of underground nuclear explosions. During the report period 64 signals out of about 12000 seismograms which were examined were identified as the signals due to underground nuclear explosions. The instrumentation work for Kolar rockburst research was almost completed under the collaboration programme of BARC with Bharat Gold Mines Ltd. Analytical methods have been developed for interpreting the frequency-magnitude relation of earthquake. These methods will be useful in the seismic estimation of risk in case only restricted data involving events of low magnitude are available. A list of publications of the staff-members of the Section during the report period is given. (M.G.B.)

  5. Operating experience of upgraded radio frequency source at 76 MHz coupled to heavy ion RFQ

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    A heavy ion radio frequency quadrupole (RFQ) accelerator has been developed at BARC (BARC). A RF source which was designed and developed at 76 MHz earlier, has been upgraded and coupled to heavy ion RFQ successfully. The DC bias supplies of this source have been replaced with new supplies having high efficiency and well filteration against RF interference (RFI). The driver of main power amplifier has been replaced with indigenously designed and developed unit. The earlier introduced microcontroller based interlock experienced RF noise issues. So, this circuit has been modified with the new circuit. With these modifications, the performance of the RF source was improved. Additionally, a separate low power RF source of around 100+ Watt was designed, developed and integrated with RFQ for its RF conditioning. This paper describes the details of up gradation of technologies implemented and coupling experience of this RF source with heavy ion RFQ. (author)

  6. Radiation technology in agriculture

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    The Department of Atomic Energy through its research, development and deployment activities in nuclear science and technology, has been contributing towards enhancing the production of agricultural commodities and their preservation. Radiations and radioisotopes are used in agricultural research to induce genetic variability in crop plants to develop improved varieties, to manage insect pests, monitor fate and persistence of pesticides, to study fertilizer use efficiency and plant micronutrient uptake and also to preserve agricultural produce. Use of radiation and radioisotopes in agriculture which is often referred to as nuclear agriculture is one of the important fields of peaceful applications of atomic energy for societal benefit and BARC has contributed significantly in this area. 41 new crop varieties developed at BARC have been released and Gazette notified by the MoA, GOI for commercial cultivation and are popular among the farming community and grown through out the country

  7. Progress report [of] Technical Physics and Prototype Engineering Division, April 1982 - March 1984

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    The work done by the Technical Physics and Prototype Engineering Division of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) at Bombay during the period from April 1982 to March 1984 is described in the form of summaries. The main thrust of the work of the Division is towards designing, developing, fabricating and if needed, producing on a large scale various instruments, equipment and components required for the programmes of the BARC and the Department of Atomic Energy. The summaries describing the work are grouped under the headings:(1) vacuum, (2) surface analysis, (3) mass spectrometry, (4) electronics, (5) cryogenics, (6) crystals and detectors, (7) glass technology and devices, and (8) optoelectronics. A list of publications of the staff-members of the Division during the report period is given. (M.G.B.)

  8. Indigenous development of mass spectrometers : Part-I - development of magnetic sector instruments with EI And TI sources. PD-5-2

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    Mass spectrometry is an indispensable analytical technique for high precision isotopic ratio analysis of materials, trace and ultra trace impurity analysis and also compositional studies. Whereas magnetic sector instruments are best suited for the isotopic analysis, quadrupole based systems are routinely used for compositional analysis and ultra trace analysis. BARC has been developing these mass spectrometers for various departmental users covering the entire analytical application range. An overview of these developments has been presented elsewhere in this volume. There has been a growing demand from the users for enhanced performance of these instruments and efforts are going on at VPID, in BARC towards meeting these demands. The present paper describes the recent development of magnetic sector instruments and some results obtained on these machines. The presentation covers: (1) development of TIMS for U and Pu, (2) TIMS for Boron analysis with an optional EI source change over and (3) process gas MS for UF6 analysis and D/H machines

  9. IAEA/RCA external dosimetry intercomparison (1995-97)

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    IAEA/RCA personal dosimeters intercomparison of external radiation was conducted by JAERI during the year 1995-1997. 17 countries using 38 types of personnel dosimeters participated in this intercomparison. Out of 38 dosimetry systems 26 used TLD, 10 film badge and 2 RPL dosimeters. Our laboratory participated with BARC personal dosimeter badge using TLD (CaSO4:Dy). Reference calibration source check of the participating laboratories was done using RPL glass dosimetry by JAERI. The dosimeters of the participants were exposed to ISO x-ray beams and γ sources to low and moderate doses during phase 1 and to mixed x-ray beams, mixed x-γ radiation, non-perpendicular radiation and x and γ radiation separately in phase 2. The participant laboratories estimated the values of the exposures given in terms of operational quantities. The results of BARC/TLD badge are presented and compared with respect to other laboratories. (author)

  10. Development of a thermoluminescent personnel monitoring system

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    Thermoluminescent personnel monitoring system has been developed by the Division of Radiological Protection, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Bombay. The system is presently in use for estimation of personnel doses of radiation workers of BARC, other units of the Department of Atomic Energy, and Defence medical units in India. The report gives salient features of the TLD personnel monitoring system. The report discusses design considerations of thermoluminescent dosimetry (TLD) badge for measurement of X and β;, γ personnel exposures, a filter combination to compensate for energy dependence of the TLD disc and angular dependence of the badge. The badge reader incorporates a semiautomatic mechanical arrangement wherein the TLD cards are read, raising the heater after positioning the TLD discs one by one. Various figures illustrate the mechanical layouts and electronics circuits used in the system. Periodic quality assurance check of the system which ensures a good reproducibility, is also described. (author)

  11. Status report of pelletron accelerator and ECR based heavy ion accelerator programme

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    The BARC-TIFR Pelletron Accelerator is completing twenty seven years of round-the-clock operation, serving diverse users from institutions within and outside DAE. Over the years, various developmental activities and application oriented programs have been initiated at Pelletron Accelerator Facility, resulting into enhanced utilization of the accelerator. We have also been pursuing an ECR based heavy ion accelerator programme under XIIth Plan, consisting of an 18 GHz superconducting ECR (Electron Cyclotron Resonance) ion source and a room temperature RFQ (Radio Frequency Quadrupole) followed by low and high beta superconducting niobium resonator cavities. This talk will provide the current status of Pelletron Accelerator and the progress made towards the ECR based heavy ion accelerator program at BARC. (author)

  12. A deficit scaling algorithm for the minimum flow problem

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    Laura Ciupală

    2006-06-01

    In this paper, we develop a new preflow algorithm for the minimum flow problem, called deficit scaling algorithm. This is a special implementation of the generic preflow algorithm for the minimum flow problem developed by Ciurea and Ciupală earlier. The bottleneck operation in the generic preflow algorithm is the number of noncancelling pulls. Using the scaling technique (i.e. selecting the active nodes with sufficiently large deficits), we reduce the number of noncancelling pulls to $O(n^2 \\log \\bar{c})$ and obtain an $O(nm+n^2 \\log \\bar{c})$ algorithm.

  13. An indigenous system for in-service inspection of coolant channels of 235 MWe PHWRs

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    In-service inspection of coolant channels of nuclear power plants is essential to provide information on ageing effects. A channel inspection system (BARCIS- BARC Channel Inspection System) for in-service inspection of coolant channels of 235 MWe PHWRs has been recently developed at BARC. The need for such a system was being felt for quite sometime. The system is designed with the aim to minimise radiation exposure to inspection personnel and to perform the inspection so as to minimise reactor downtime. Sixteen coolant channels of RAPS-2 and fourteen coolant channels of MAPS-2 have been inspected using BARCIS MARK-1 system. Details of the system developed and the results of inspection are presented. (author). 3 refs., 3 tabs., 5 figs

  14. Traceable calibration of hospital 192Ir HDR sources

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    A HDR 1000 PLUS well type ionization chamber, procured from Standard Imaging, USA, and maintained by medical Physics and Safety Section (MPSS), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), India, as a reference well chamber 1 (RWCH1), was traceably calibrated against the primary standard established by Radiological Standards Laboratory (RSL), BARC for 192Ir HDR source, in terms of air kerma strength (AKS). An indigenously developed well-type ionization chamber, reference well chamber 2 (RWCH2) and electrometer system, fabricated by CD High Tech (CDHT) Instruments Private Ltd., Bangalore, India, was in turn calibrated against RWCH1. The CDHT system (i.e. RWCH2 and CDHT electrometer system) was taken to several hospitals, in different regions of the country, to check the calibration status of 192Ir HDR sources. The result of this calibration audit work is reported here. (author)

  15. A low noise hybrid preamplifier for nuclear spectroscopy applications

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    Full text: A low noise hybrid preamplifier has been designed and developed successfully in collaboration with BEL, Bangalore. These hybrids are commercially available from BEL, Bangalore with part name as 'BMC 1521'. The hybrids provide flexibility of selecting input JFET, feedback resistor and feedback capacitor, thus making it useful for a wide range of applications in nuclear instrumentation. BMC 1521 based preamplifier has been evaluated using Silicon PIN diode detectors developed by BARC- BEL collaboration and an energy resolution of 2.75 KeV for 60 Ke V gamma rays has been obtained. It is also being used with proportional counter based nuclear spectroscopy applications in BARC. The present paper reports development of the low noise hybrid preamplifier and demonstrates its excellent performance with Si PIN diode detectors

  16. Development of neutron detectors and neutron radiography at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

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    A M Shaikh

    2008-10-01

    Design and development of neutron detectors and R&D work in neutron radiography (NR) for non-destructive evaluation are important parts of the neutron beam and allied research programme of Solid State Physics Division (SSPD) of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). The detectors fabricated in the division not only meet the in-house requirement of neutron spectrometers but also the need of other divisions in BARC, Department of Atomic Energy units and some universities and research institutes in India and abroad for a variety of applications. The NR facility set up by SSPD at Apsara reactor has been used for a variety of applications in nuclear, aerospace, defense and metallurgical industries. The work done in the development of neutron detectors and neutron radiography is reported in this article.

  17. Silicon detector technology development in India for the participation in international experiments

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    Anita Topkar; S Praveenkumar; Bharti Aggarwal; S K Kataria; M D Ghodgaonkar

    2007-12-01

    A specific research and development program has been carried out by BARC in India to develop the technology for large area silicon strip detectors for application in nuclear and high energy physics experiments. These strip detectors will be used as pre-shower detector in the CMS experiment at LHC, CERN for 0/ rejection. The fabrication technology to produce silicon strip detectors with very good uniformity over a large area of ∼ 40 cm2, low leakage currents of the order of 10 nA/cm2 per strip and high breakdown voltage of >500 V has been developed by BARC. The production of detectors is already under way to deliver 1000 detector modules for the CMS and 90% production is completed. In this paper, research and development work carried out to develop the detector fabrication technology is briefly described. The performance of the silicon strip detectors produced in India is presented. The present status of the detector technology is discussed.

  18. Water Chemistry Section: progress report (1981-82)

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    The activities of the Water Chemistry Section of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Bombay, during the years 1981 and 1982 are reported in the form of individual summaries. The research activities of the Section cover the following areas: (1) chemistry and thermodynamics of nuclear materials, (2) crystal structure of organo-metallic complexes using X-ray diffraction, (3) thermophysical and phase transition studies, (4) solid state chemistry and thermochemical studies, (5) water and steam chemistry of heavy water plants and phwr type reactors, and (6) uranium isotope exchange studies. A survey is also given of: (i) the Section's participation in advisory and consultancy services in nuclear and thermal power stations, (ii) training activities, and (iii) assistance in chemical analysis by various techniques to other units of BARC and outside agencies. A list of publications and lectures by the staff during the report period is included. (M.G.B.)

  19. Progress report of Technical Physics Division: April 1980 - March 1982

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    Activities, with an individual summary of each, of the Technical Physics Division (TPD) of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Bombay are reported for the period April 1980 - March 1982. The major thrust of the TPD's work has been in: (i) design and fabrication of instruments, devices and equipment and (ii) development of techniques in the frontline research and technology areas like vacuum science, surface analysis, cryogenics and crystal growing. The Division also provided custombuilt electronics equipment, vacuum systems and glass components and devices to the various Divisions of BARC and other units of the DAE. Training and manpower development activities and technology transfer activities are also reported. Lists of seminars, colloquia, publications during the period of the report are given. (M.G.B.)

  20. Thermoluminescence and its applications

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    The proceedings contain the papers presented at the seminar. They give a broad outline of the current developments in India in the field of thermoluminescence (TL), also known as thermally stimulated luminescence (TSL). Although physical understanding of TL is still phenomenological, it is used on a large scale in the fields of radiation dosimetry and archaeometry. In India there are strong centres of research in TL phenomena at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur; Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda; Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Bombay; Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad. A broad-based research programme for developing thermoluminescent dosimetry system is continuing at BARC and an up to date facility of dating of archaeological earthen objects has been established at PRL. The papers cover a broad spectrum of different aspects of TL and allied phenomena and are arranged in two parts entitled : (1) Thermoluminescence and Luminescence Phenomena, and (2) Electroluminescence (M.G.B.)

  1. Design and development of an integrated Environmental Radiation Monitor - Automatic Weather Station (ERM-AWS)

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    Online monitoring of atmospheric gamma radiation and meteorological parameters is an important and useful input for handling any radiation emergency. Radiological Safety Systems Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre has been developing wide variety of radiation detectors, with continuous improvements based on the advancement in technology and user's requirements. BARC and ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) under a collaborative program designed and integrated Environmental Radiation Monitor (ERM, developed under IERMON program by BARC) with Automatic Weather Station (AWS, developed by ISRO), as a single stand-alone ERM-AWS system. The system operates with solar powered battery backup and the data transmission is via satellite. ERM-AWS units have been produced and installed at few DAE and non-DAE facilities. A dedicated stand-alone satellite Earth Station has also been established at CTCRS, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai, to receive the data transmitted from ERM-AWS system. (author)

  2. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre : annual report 1990

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    Research and development (R and D) activities of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) carried out during 1990 are reported. The main thrust of the R and D activities of BARC is on : (1)providing support to the nuclear power programme, (2)designing, building and utilising research reactors, (3)working in related frontline technologies, and also (4)basic research in frontier areas of science. These activities are described in brief under the chapters entitled : (1)Physical Sciences (2)Chemical Sciences (3)Materials and Material Science (4)Radioisotopes (5)Reactions (6)Fuel Cycle (7)Radiological Safety and Protection (8)Electronics and Instrumentation (9)Engineering Services (10)Life Sciences and (11)General. At the end of each chapter a list of papers and reports published in the subject field indicated by the title of the chapter is given. (N.B.). figs., tabs

  3. Application of Handheld Tele-ECG for Health Care Delivery in Rural India

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    Meenu Singh; Amit Agarwal; Vineet Sinha; Rohit Manoj Kumar; Nishant Jaiswal; Ishita Jindal; Pankaj Pant; Munish Kumar

    2014-01-01

    Telemonitoring is a medical practice that involves remotely monitoring patients who are not at the same location as the health care provider. The purpose of our study was to use handheld tele-electrocardiogram (ECG) developed by Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) to identify heart conditions in the rural underserved population where the doctor-patient ratio is low and access to health care is difficult. The objective of our study was clinical validation of handheld tele-ECG as a screening t...

  4. Development of Electron Guns for Linacs and DC Accelerator

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    Electrons guns for RF linacs and DC Accelerators are designed and developed at Electron Beam Centre (EBC)/APPD/BARC. Planar geometry grid and Pierce geometry grid configuration diode and triode guns with LaB6 cathode are developed. The cathode assembly consists of cups and heat shields made out of Tantalum and Rhenium sheets. The cathode assembly and the electron guns are tested on a test bench for beam characterization. The paper presents the development of the electron guns.

  5. Introduction of the Indian Society for Mass Spectrometry

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    Aggarwal, Suresh K.

    2012-01-01

    The Indian Society for Mass Spectrometry (ISMAS) was founded on March 21, 1978 at a meeting of the mass spectrometrists from all over India at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Bombay during the First National Seminar on Mass Spectrometry. The Society was formed with the objectives of promoting and popularizing massspectrometry and its applications in Research, Industry and other areas of Science. After 34 years, ISMAS now has more than 720 Life-Members and a few Corporate Members. The IS...

  6. Research and development activities of High Pressure Physics Division (October 1993 - March 1996)

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    The research and development activities of the High Pressure Physics Division during the period October 1993-March 1996 are reported in the form of collection of papers presented in journals, conference proceedings and abstracts in conferences and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) technical reports. The report is organised in two sections: (A) High Pressure Physics Division, and (B) Seismology Section. A list of staff members is enclosed at the end

  7. Scientometric dimensions of technical reports from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

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    Swarna, T.; Kalyane, V. L.; Vijai Kumar, *

    2002-01-01

    Technical report is one of the media to record the scientific information generated by scientists and engineers, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) published 554 technical reports during 1990-99 under the categories: External (373) and Internal (181), Engineering and technology generated 207 technical reports followed by chemistry, materials and earth sciences (129), while their interdisciplinary interactions resulted in 31 technical reports, Life and environmental sciences produced 42 tech...

  8. Scientometric Dimensions of Innovation Communication Productivity of the Chemistry Division at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

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    Kademani, B. S.; Surwase, Ganesh; Anil Sagar, *; Lalit Mohan; Gaderao, C. R.; Anil Kumar; Kalyane, V. L.; Prakasan, E.R.; Vijai Kumar, *

    2005-01-01

    Scientrometric analysis of 1733 papers published by the teams comprising total of 926 participating scientists at Chemistry Division of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) during 1970-1999 in the domains: Radiation & Photochemistry and Chemical Dynamics (649), Solid State Studies (558), Inorganic, Structural and Materials Chemistry (460) and Theoretical Chemistry (66) were analysed for yearwise productivity, authorship pattern and collaboration. The highest number of publicationsin a year we...

  9. Towards establishing nuclear data online services

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    Efforts were successfully made to access online the internationally available nuclear data bases through INTERNET. Using Kermit, the work site at the BARC was connected to the Sunsparc workstation at the Pellatron laboratory. From the Sunsparc Workstation, invoking internet access, the online retrieval of the entire ENDF/B-VI library (ENDF/B-VI tapes 100 to 129 including all updates as on the date of retrieval) from the IAEA Nuclear Data Section, Vienna was successfully completed

  10. Food irradiation process control and acceptance. Regional UNDP project for Asia and the Pacific, mission undertaken in India. Food irradiation pilot scale studies and market testing RPFI-Phase 3

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    A brief three-day visit to the Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Bombay, was made en-route to Thailand in mid-May. In addition to visits with professional staff of various BARC units plus the Isomed gamma radiation processing plant, a meeting was held with, and a seminar provided to representatives of interested private sector firms at State Trading Corporation Headquarters, and a videotape interview on food irradiation was made for inclusion in an educational videotape on the subject. (author)

  11. PSHED: a simplified approach to developing parallel programs

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    This paper presents a simplified approach in the forms of a tree structured computational model for parallel application programs. An attempt is made to provide a standard user interface to execute programs on BARC Parallel Processing System (BPPS), a scalable distributed memory multiprocessor. The interface package called PSHED provides a basic framework for representing and executing parallel programs on different parallel architectures. The PSHED package incorporates concepts from a broad range of previous research in programming environments and parallel computations. (author). 6 refs

  12. Dosimetry and treatment planning of Occu-Prosta I-125 seeds for intraocular lesions

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    Chaudhari Suresh; Deshpande Sudesh; Anand Vivek; Sandeep; Saxena Sanjay; Dash A; Basu Mahua; Samant Preetam; Kannan V

    2008-01-01

    Intraocular malignant lesions are frequently encountered in clinical practice. Plaque brachytherapy represents an effective means of treatment for intraocular lesions. Recently Radiopharmaceutical Division, BARC, Mumbai, has indigenously fabricated reasonable-cost I-125 sources. Here we are presenting the preliminary experience of dosimetry of sources, configuration of treatment planning system (TPS) and quality assurance (QA) for eye plaque therapy with Occu-Prosta I-125 seeds, treated in ou...

  13. National facility for neutron beam research in India

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    A national facility for neutron beam research is operated at the research reactor Dhruva in BARC. It includes single-crystal and powder diffractometers, a polarization analysis spectrometer, inelastic and quasi-elastic scattering spectrometers in the reactor hall, and smallangle scattering instruments and a polarized neutron reflectometer in the neutron-guide laboratory. The National facility is utilized in collaboration with various universities and other institutions. The talk will present our facilities and discuss examples of recent work.

  14. Physics study of D-D/D-T neutron driven experimental subcritical assembly

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    An experimental program to design and study external source driven subcritical assembly has been initiated at BARC. This program is aimed at understanding neutronic characteristics of accelerator driven system at low power level. In this series, a zero-power, sub-critical assembly driven by a D-D/D-T neutron generator has been developed. This system is modular in design and it is first in the series of subcritical assemblies being designed

  15. Indian Experience In Commissioning, Operation and Safety of Wet Type Spent Fuel Storage Facilities

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    The Indian Nuclear Power Programme is heavily based on PHWR. The spent fuels generated in Indian PHWRs are stored in water pools At Reactor and Fuel storage Facilities for interim periods before reprocessing. The technology of design, construction, commissioning and operation of these fuel storage facilities has been mastered by BARC. Some of the innovative features and operating experience of these facilities are described in this paper. (author)

  16. Transient behaviour and coupling aspects of a hybrid MSF-RO nuclear desalination plant

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    BARC is setting up a 6300 M3/day (1.4 MGD) hybrid MSF-RO nuclear desalination plant for sea water desalination at Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) coupled to a 170 MWe Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR). The transient behaviour and coupling aspects of this dual purpose plant has been discussed. A hybrid desalination plant appears to offer high availability factor. (author)

  17. Policies and public opinion towards immigrants: the Spanish case

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    Zapata, Ricard

    2009-01-01

    Abstract By tackling negative opinions towards immigration we can create a basis to orientate policies that seek to reduce them. My purpose is to highlight that the analysis of immigration in Spain exemplifies a clear link between policies and public opinion. It is this link that is at the basis of what I will call the ambivalence of Spanish public opinion, when border and integration issues are compared. (Zapata, Ricard) Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barc...

  18. Routine clinical utility of aerosol lung scan (ALS) in patients being evaluated for pulmonary embolism (PE)

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    99mTc-DTPA/MDA aerosol lung scan (ALS) (using BARC apparatus), 99mTc-MAA lung perfusion scan and chest radiography are routinely performed during the same visit in patients referred with the clinical suspicion of pulmonary embolism (PE). It is concluded that ALS is an excellent for diagnostic interpretation of PE as compared with chest radiography in significant number of patients

  19. High peak power Nd:glass lasers for fusion research

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    This paper briefly reviews the basics of fusion and some of the major problems associated with building a 4 arms 1 kJ, 1 ns Nd:glass laser chain currently under development at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre(BARC), Bombay. With this laser, it is proposed to study the various laser plasma interaction processes and to obtain compression of glass micro balloon targets filled with DT gas. (author). 15 refs., 8 figs., 3 tabs

  20. Development of NTD Ge Sensors for Superconducting Bolometer

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    Garai, A.; Mathimalar, S.; Singh, V.; Dokania, N.; Nanal, V.; Pillay, R. G.; Ramakrishnan, S.; Shrivastava, A.; Jagadeesan, K. C.; Thakare, S. V.

    2016-08-01

    Neutron transmutation-doped (NTD) Ge sensors have been prepared by irradiating device-grade Ge with thermal neutrons at Dhruva reactor, BARC, Mumbai. These sensors are intended to be used for the study of neutrinoless double beta decay in ^{124}Sn with a superconducting Tin bolometer. Resistance measurements are performed on NTD Ge sensors in the temperature range 100-350 mK. The observed temperature dependence is found to be consistent with the variable-range hopping mechanism.

  1. Beryllium facilities in India

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    Due to its unique combination of physical, mechanical, thermal and nuclear properties, beryllium is indispensable for many applications in the fields of nuclear and space sciences. Beryllia and copper beryllium alloys have also found extensive applications in the electrical and electronic industries. Beryllium facilities at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) have been set up to meet indigenous requirements for these materials. Besides developing beryllium technology, the project team has also designed and developed a number of special purpose equipment. (Author)

  2. Dicty_cDB: SFL411 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available SF (Link to library) SFL411 (Link to dictyBase) - - - Contig-U16162-1 SFL411F (Link to Original ... ne RP71-37O2. 40 7e-04 3 CC453706 |CC453706.1 BARC-Sat _155 Size-selected soybean genomic Glycine max geno ... . 39 0.080 AP008215_246( AP008215 |pid:none) Oryza sat iva (japonica cultivar-... 39 0.080 AP002047_15( AP ...

  3. Feasibility of Natore Rubber Dam on Mahanonda River in Bangladesh and its Performance on Irrigation

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    Md. Sazadul Hasan; Md. Imran Kabir

    2016-01-01

    Low rainfall in winter causes a great problem on irrigation. Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) started research on this problem from 1974. In 1994-95, Rubber Dam projects have been taken by BIC (Beijing IWHR Corporation) in Bangladesh as it is very convenience and effective in both irrigation and cultivation of crops in winter. After installing, it is very important and challenging task to study the suitability and effect of Rubber Dam on agriculture. In this research work, t...

  4. Study of major factors to affect photoresist profile on developable bottom anti-reflective coating process

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    Roh, Hyo Jung; Ju, Dong Kyu; Kim, Hyun Jin; Kim, Jaehyun

    2011-04-01

    As critical dimensions continue to shrink in lithography, new materials will be needed to meet the new demands imposed by this shrinkage. Recently, there are needs for novel materials with various substrates and immersing process, including double patterning process, a high resolution implant process, and so on. Among such materials, Developable Bottom Anti-reflective Coating material (DBARC) is a good candidate for high resolution implant application as well as double patterning. DBARC should have reflectivity control function as an ordinary BARC, as well as an appropriate solubility in TMAH-based conventional developer after exposure and bake process. The most distinguished advantage of DBARC is to skip BARC etch process that is required in normal BARC process. In spite of this advantage, the photoresist profile on DBARC could be influenced by components and process conditions of DBARC. Several groups have tried to solve this issue to implement DBARC to new process. We have studied material-related factors affecting photoresist profiles, such as a polymer, photo-acid generators (PAGs), and additives. And we explored the effect of process condition for photoresist and DBARC. In case of polymer, we studied the effect of dissolution rate in developer and crosslinking functionality. For PAGs and additives, the effect of acid diffusivity and cross-linking degree according to their bulkiness were examined. We also evaluated coated film stability in a photoresist solvent after BARC bake process and compared lithographic performance of various DBARC formulations. In addition, the effect of photoresist profile with bake condition of photoresist and DBARC were investigated. In this paper, we will demonstrate the most influential factors of DBARC to photoresist profile and suggest the optimum formulation and process condition for DBARC application.

  5. Report on R and D activities of Health Physics Division: 1988-1989

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    The report summarises the different aspects of R and D programmes carried out in the Health Physics Division, BARC during 1988 and 1989. The results of various types of investigations on radiation physics, radiation dosimetry, instrumentation and techniques, environmental studies, micrometeorology etc. are presented in the form of abstracts. References to the detailed studies covered in the abstracts are also given in the appropriate sections. (author)

  6. Lipids differentially degraded during tissue freezing and thawing

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    2008-01-01

    @@ Plants cope with freezing and thawing by altering the lipid composition of their cell membranes. Such cellular responses go through three phases Successful test flight of an airship Researchers with the Balloon Aircraft Research Center (BARC) of the Academy of Opto-electronics, CAS, succeeded in their first test flight of an aeroboat with a flight altitude up to 1,000 meters and an effective payload of 20 kilograms in Shandong on 25 December, 2007.

  7. Operating experience and modifications in process instrumentation after commissioning of Dhruva

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    Dhruva located in BARC at Trombay, Mumbai is a research reactor, utilized for scientific experiments and production of isotopes for medical, agricultural and industrial applications. Instrumentation has been provided for safe and trouble free operation of the reactor through continuous monitoring and control of vital process parameters such as pressure, flow, level and temperature. The papers covers operating experience of these systems, problems faced and modifications carried out for overcoming those problems. (author)

  8. Enhanced power generation in concentrated photovoltaics using broadband antireflective coverglasses with moth eye structures.

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    Song, Young Min; Jeong, Yonkil; Yeo, Chan Il; Lee, Yong Tak

    2012-11-01

    We present the effect of broadband antireflective coverglasses (BARCs) with moth eye structures on the power generation capability of a sub-receiver module for concentrated photovoltaics. The period and height of the moth eye structures were designed by a rigorous coupled-wave analysis method in order to cover the full solar spectral ranges without transmission band shrinkage. The BARCs with moth eye structures were prepared by the dry etching of silver (Ag) nanomasks, and the fabricated moth eye structures on coverglass showed strongly enhanced transmittance compared to the bare glass with a flat surface, at wavelengths of 300 - 1800 nm. The BARCs were mounted on InGaP/GaAs/Ge triple-junction solar cells and the power conversion efficiency of this sub-receiver module reached 42.16% for 196 suns, which is a 7.41% boosted value compared to that of a module with bare coverglass, without any detrimental changes of the open circuit voltages (V(oc)) and fill factor (FF). PMID:23326839

  9. Development of an analytical model for predicting the performance behaviour of passive box type catalytic recombiner for H2 mitigation

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    Full text: Among the several methodologies for mitigating the consequences of release of H2 in the containments of NPPs, the one based on passive catalytic recombination with O2 in air is being considered for its application world over. Series of experimental studies for the development of hydrogen mitigation system based on passive box-type catalytic recombiner were conducted in HYMIS test facility at BARC. As a part of back-up to these studies, a computer code BOXCAT for predicting the performance of the convective box type recombiner has been successfully developed at BARC. Some of the salient features of the developed code are : (a) representation of catalytic oxidation reaction by the Arrhenius rate equation. (b) the heat dissipation to the surrounding gas by natural/forced convection and that to the structure by radiation, (c) momentum equation to calculate the buoyancy driven gas flow through the box assuming the entire box as a one-dimensional junction across which the gas mixture accelerates due to net forces acting across the junction and (d) a suitable model to calculate the lumped loss coefficient of the box. The code has been successfully validated against the performance behaviour data of Siemens recombiner for dry conditions as well as against the in-house data generated in HYMIS test facility at BARC. The code is presently capable of handling only dry H2 air mixture (without steam). The validated code has been subsequently used to optimize the design of the new prototype recombiner

  10. Advancements in organic antireflective coatings for dual-damascene processes

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    Deshpande, Shreeram V.; Shao, Xie; Lamb, James E., III; Brakensiek, Nickolas L.; Johnson, Joe; Wu, Xiaoming; Xu, Gu; Simmons, William J.

    2000-06-01

    Dual Damascene (DD) process has been implemented in manufacturing semiconductor devices with smaller feature sizes (EQ 0.20 micrometer), due to increased use of copper as a metal of choice for interconnects. Copper is preferred over aluminum due to its lower resistance which helps to minimize the effects of interconnect delays. Via first DD process is the most commonly used process for manufacturing semiconductor devices since it requires less number of processing steps and also it can make use of a via fill material to minimize the resist thickness variations in the trench patterning photolithography step. Absence of via fill material results in non-uniform fill of vias (in isolated and dense via regions) thus leading to non-uniform focus and dose for exposure of the resist in the deep vias. This results in poor resolution and poor critical dimension (CD) control in the trench-patterning step. When a via fill organic material such as a bottom anti- reflective coating (BARC) is used, then the resist thickness variations are minimized thus enhancing the resolution and CD control in trench patterning. Via fill organic BARC materials can also act as etch blocks at the base of the via to protect the substrate from over etch. In this paper we review the important role of via fill organic BARCs in improving the efficiency of via first DD process now being implemented in semiconductor manufacturing.

  11. Environmental gamma radiation levels around various DAE research centres

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    This paper presents the gamma radiation levels of four research centres viz. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Trombay; Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam; Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata; Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore; and an industry Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology (BRIT), Vashi. BARC is India's premier nuclear research facility and is a multi-disciplinary research centre with extensive infrastructure for advanced research and development (R and D). IGCAR, Kalpakkam is engaged in scientific research and advanced engineering programme towards the development of Fast Breeder Reactor technology. VECC Kolkata is dedicated to carry out frontier R and D in the fields of Accelerator Science and Technology, Nuclear Science (Theoretical and Experimental), and Material Science etc. RRCAT, Indore has rapidly grown into a premier institute for R and D in lasers, accelerators and their applications. BRIT, Vashi unit is involved in production, development, and supply of radioisotope based products and provision of isotope applications, radiation processing, radio analytical services etc. With an objective to keep a watch on the prevailing environmental background gamma radiation level around all the DAE installations, routine monitoring programme are being carried out using the Thermo Luminescent Dosimeters (TLDs). TLDs provide the simple, inexpensive and precise measurement of small, integrated, external gamma radiation dose rate. The general practice of this programme is to observe the outdoor gamma radiation levels. This paper summarizes the methodology and gamma radiation levels of four research centres viz. BARC, IGCAR, VECC, RRCAT and an industry BRIT, Vashi

  12. Feasibility study of 'in-house' resin for different nuclear waste effluent treatment - targeting 'zero uranium discharge'

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    Solid phase extraction processes involving a specially designed three dimensionally cross linked hydrophilic chelating polymeric resin, has been designed and developed in Desalination Division. The specific complexation between the extractant and metal ion (particularly uranium) provides good selectivity, extractability and indicates the possibility of selective removal/recovery of the valuable metal ions. As a specialty, resin can be regenerated and reused. In this regard, composite sorbent has been synthesized by polymerization of acrylamide with multivalent amide acrylate agent, followed by conversion by chemical reaction. The 'IN-HOUSE' chelate resin developed targeting recovery of uranium from low concentration aqueous solution such as sea water, mining/flooding/nuclear plant washed effluent and even effluents generated in nuclear plant, front-end as well as back-end. To study the performance and feasibility of the sorbent, experiments have been carried out with the following relevant effluents of nuclear industry: 1) The treated raffinate of UED, BARC plant effluent having uranium concentration of 30 ppm-5 ppm. 2) Tailing Pond Leachate and inlet of Effluent Treatment Plant of UCIL, Jadugudah, (carried out along with Environmental Assessment Division (EAD, BARC)) starting from 2 ppm to 60 ppb feed solution. 3) The recovery of valuables from seawater effluents of desalination plant (Desalination Division (DD), BARC) which contain about 3 ppb level of uranium from 5% total dissolved salts. (author)

  13. Photoproduction of hidden-charm states in $\\gamma p \\to \\bar{D}^{*0} \\Lambda^+_c$ reaction near threshold

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    We report on a theoretical study of the hidden charm $N^*_{c \\bar{c}}$ states in the $\\gamma p \\to \\bar{D}^{*0} \\Lambda^+_c$ reaction near threshold within an effective Lagrangian approach. In addition to the contributions from the $s$-channel nucleon pole, the $t$-channel $D^0$ exchange, the $u$-channel $\\Lambda^+_c$ exchange and the contact term, we study the contributions from the $N^*_{c \\bar{c}}$ states with spin-parity $J^P = 1/2^-$ and $3/2^-$. The total and differential cross sections of the $\\gamma p \\to \\bar{D}^{*0} \\Lambda^+_c$ reaction are predicted. It is found that the contributions of these $N^*_{c \\bar{c}}$ states give clear peak structures in the total cross sections. Thus, this reaction is another new platform to study the hidden-charm states. It is expected that our model calculation may be tested by the future experiments.

  14. Software feature enhancements for automated scanning of multiple surface geometry objects using ultrasonic imaging system

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    Electronics Division, BARC in association with Metallic Fuels Division has developed an Ultrasonic Imaging System suitable for automated inspection of metallic objects with multiple surface geometry. The electronics hardware and application software for this system has been developed by Electronics Division and the design and development of the mechanical scanner was done by Metallic Fuels Division, BARC. The scanner has been successfully interfaced with the high-resolution ultrasonic imaging system (ULTIMA-200SP). A very significant feature of the ULTIMA-200SP system is the application software which performs various tasks of controlling various motors of scanner in addition to data acquisition, processing, analysis and information display. All these tasks must be carried out in a well synchronized manner for generating high resolution B Scan and C Scan images of test objects. In order to meet stringent requirements of the user, ULTIMA software has been extensively upgraded with new advanced features viz. Fast (coarse) and Slow (fine) scan for the speed optimization, Scanning of Cuboids and Cylindrical objects in the user defined region of interest, 3D view of the C-Scan, gray level, dual or multiple color plot in B-Scan, C-Scan and 3D views. This paper describes the advanced Windows based application software package developed at ED, BARC and highlights its salient features along with a brief description of the system hardware and relevant information. (author)

  15. Permeation of gases through electron-beam-irradiated polymer films

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    The permeation of CO2, CH4, O2, N2, SF6, and He was measured at 35deg C in electron-beam-irradiated polymer films such as 1,2-polybutadiene (PB), polycarbonate (PC), polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET), poly(4-methylpentene-1) (PMP), and polypropylene (PP). The permeability coefficients of the gases in PB decreased and those in PP increased with increasing irradiation dose, while those of PC, PDMS, PET, and PMP were virtually unaffected by irradiation. These results were attributed to the radiation effects of crosslinking in PB and degradation in PP. PC, PDM, PET, and PMP were insensitive to radiation, which accounts for the little change in permeation behavior. The decreases in permeability coefficients of the gases in irradiated PB films were attributed to changes in diffusivity, while solubility was not greatly affected. The dependence of permeability coefficients on crosslinking density of the irradiated PB films was also discussed. Decreases in permeability and diffusion coefficients were interpreted as due to decrease of free-volume content by crosslinking. The diffusion coefficient showed an approximately exponential relationship to the reciprocal of the average molecular weight between crosslinks (M-barc) over a range of M-barc between 200 and 20000. This suggests that the free-volume of the crosslinked polymer may be proportional to M-barc. (author)

  16. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre: annual report 1986-87

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    The Research and Development (R and D) work and achievements of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay, during the financial year 1986-1987 are reported. The R and D activities of BARC cover the entire nuclear fuel cycle, production and use of radioisotopes, radiation protection and also basic research in several disciplines. The report is presented in the chapters entitled: Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Materials and Materials Science, Life Sciences, Radioisotopes, Reactors, Fuel Cycle, Health and Safety, Electronics and Instrumentation, Engineering and General Services. At the end of each chapter are listed the journal articles published, the paper presented at conferences, symposia etc. and technical reports issued by the scientists of BARC in the subject field indicated by the title of the chapter. The R and D work of the outstation units of BARC, namely, Nuclear Research Laboratory at Srinagar, High Altitute Research Laboratory at Gulmarg, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre at Calcutta and Gauribidanur Seismic Array near Bangalore are also described in the report. The report concludes with a brief account of: (1) transfer of technologies developed at the Centre, (2) activities related to human resource development for nuclear programmes of the country, and (3) progress of design and construction work of Centre for Advanced Technology at Indore. (M.G.B.)

  17. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre annual report : 1989

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    The main thrust of the various research and development (R and D) activities of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Bombay, is towards the implementation of India's nuclear power programme. To that end, its R and D activities cover the entire nuclear fuel cycle, reactor technology; applications of radioisotopes and radiations in agriculture, medicine and industries; and radiation protection in nuclear installations. The report presents in summarised form the R and D activities carried out during 1989 in the chapters entitled: Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Materials and Materials Sciences, Radioisotopes, Reactors, Fuel Cycle, Radiological Safety and Protection, Electronics and Instrumentation, Engineering Services, Life Sciences and General. At the end of each chapter, a list of publications by the staff scientists in the corresponding subject field is given. The list includes published journal articles and technical reports, and papers presented at conferences, symposia etc. The report also covers the R and D activities of the outstation units of BARC, namely, Nuclear Research Laboratory, Srinagar; High Altitude Research Laboratory, Gulmarg; and Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Calcutta. BARC is also engaged in basic an applied research in frontier areas of science such as plasma and fusion physics, accelerators and lasers, high temperature superconductivity, condensed matter physics, high pressure physics, high resolution spectroscopy, chemical reaction dynamics and laser induced chemistry, electronics and robotics: radiation biology, and genetic engineering. Report is illustrated with a number of figures, graphs, and coloured pictures. (M.G.B.) figs., refs

  18. Progress report: 1996 Radiation Safety Systems Division

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    The activities of Radiation Safety Systems Division include (i) development of specialised monitoring systems and radiation safety information network, (ii) radiation hazards control at the nuclear fuel cycle facilities, the radioisotope programmes at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and for the accelerators programme at BARC and Centre for Advanced Technology (CAT), Indore. The systems on which development and upgradation work was carried out during the year included aerial gamma spectrometer, automated environment monitor using railway network, radioisotope package monitor and air monitors for tritium and alpha active aerosols. Other R and D efforts at the division included assessment of risk for radiation exposures and evaluation of ICRP 60 recommendations in the Indian context, shielding evaluation and dosimetry for the new upcoming accelerator facilities and solid state nuclear track detector techniques for neutron measurements. The expertise of the divisional members was provided for 36 safety committees of BARC and Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB). Twenty three publications were brought out during the year 1996. (author)

  19. Status of $\\psi$ (3686), $\\psi$ (4040), $\\psi$ (4160), Y (4260), $\\psi $ (4415) and X (4630) charmonia like states

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    Shah, Manan; Parmar, Arpit; Vinodkumar, P C

    2013-01-01

    We examine the status of charmonia like states by looking into the behaviour of the energy level differences and regularity in the behaviour of the leptonic decay widths of the excited charmonia states. The spectroscopic states are studied using a phenomenological Martin-like confinement potential and their radial wave functions are employed to compute the di-leptonic decay widths. Their deviations from the expected behaviour provide a clue to consider them as admixtures of the nearby S and D states. The present analysis strongly favour \\$$\\backslash$psi \\$ (3686) as admixture of $c \\bar{c}$ (2S) and $c \\bar{c}$g (4.1 GeV) hybrid, \\$$\\backslash$psi \\$ (4040) and \\$$\\backslash$psi \\$ (4160) as admixture states of charmonia (3S, 3D) states with mixing angle \\$$\\backslash$theta \\$ = 11$^\\circ$ and 45$^\\circ$ respectively. We identify Y (4260) as a pure $c \\bar{c}$ (4S) state whose leptonic decay is predicted as 0.65 keV. While X(4630) is closer to the $c \\bar{c}$ (6S) state. The status of \\$$\\backslash$psi \\$ (4...

  20. Nuclear research centres - Their evolution in the Indian context

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    In a developing country, the role of the nuclear research centres (NRC) is quite large as it involves research, development, demonstration and deployment. The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), the mother institution for all nuclear activities in India, has played this role for more than 40 years. With the successful deployment, the subsequent growth and management, both in the power and non-power sectors, is carried out by public sector enterprises. BARC continues to provide R and D support for improving performance and safety, technologies for repair and refurbishment, plant life management and evolutionary changes in the plant design. It has the responsibility of managing the backend of the fuel cycle. BARC has also been the nucleus for new research centres devoted to the development of fast reactors, accelerators and lasers. National NRCs, which provide exciting R and D opportunities with future orientation, provide assurance of availability of requisite skills and expertise while at the same time working for the futuristic objectives of the country. (author)

  1. Inelastic J/psi electroproduction in e-p collisions

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    Balbi, P

    2002-01-01

    Following HERA experiments our interest is focused, in the present paper, on charmonium production in lepton-proton collisions. Inelastic J/\\psi electroproduction is quite difficult to be measured due to the low rates of events; almost all experimental studies are indeed performed in photoproduction regime. J/\\psi resonance is considered as the product of the hadronization of a c \\bar{c} pair generated via boson-gluon fusion. The leading order contribution to the differential cross section, with respect to virtual photon-proton center of mass energy W and transferred four-momentum squared Q^2, is written as the sum of two terms related to a colour singlet and a colour octet c \\bar{c} pair production respectively. This expression contains two-gluons contributions and depends on three parameters; two of them are related to the hadronization fractions in charmonium states for the c \\bar{c} pair (colour singlet and colour octet), while the third parameter takes into accout possible ``hot-spot'' effects. The value...

  2. X-ray imaging for non-destructive testing of internal disorders in fruits

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    A physiological disorder known as spongy tissue involving damage of the mesocarp (flesh) affects 20 to 30 percent of mango fruits, particularly Alphonso, the leading commercial variety of India. Large sized fruits and those more advanced in maturity or harvested when ripe show increased incidence of spongy tissue. The mango processing industry is also facing quality control problems and economic loss as weevil-infested fruits can contaminate the processed pulp as well as the processing machinery with insect, fecal and feed remnants. Studies undertaken in the Food Technology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai with assistance from Radiation Standards Section, Radiological Unit, BARC Hospital and ECIL, Hyderabad, have shown that both spongy tissue affected and seed weevil infested mango fruits can be detected by x-ray transmittance. The resulting image can be used to detect affected fruits. An automated system for detecting and rejecting mangoes with spongy tissue or seed weevil infestation is under development in collaboration with the Electronic Systems Division, BARC. (author)

  3. Human resource development strategies adopted by the Department of Atomic Energy, India

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    In view of the knowledge intensive nature of the nuclear technology and the state of hi-tech industrial infrastructure in India, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has been designed to have a composite character. It is a large institution and has been pursuing activities starting from basic research to technology development. At BARC, we have also put in place a very effective human resource development programme and this programme is run by faculty drawn from within the organization. As a result, BARC has attributes of an institute, a research laboratory and also an industrial organization. The composite character is confined not only to BARC but also extends to the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) as a whole. Simultaneous with research centres, we have been setting up industrial units. The fountainhead of success of the atomic energy programme in India is the fact that both the research centres, which generate knowledge and the industrial units, which generate wealth from the knowledge, are under one umbrella and that is the DAE working under the policy framework laid by the Atomic Energy Commission. The two sets of institutions maintain an organic linkage permitting seamless interaction and facilitating technology transfer without any cumbersome formalities. The common policy framework followed by all the institutions enables the department to follow an integrated approach towards human resource development and this further strengthens the linkages between the institutions. This has enabled the country to be self-reliant in all aspects of nuclear fuel cycle, starting with prospecting and mining of uranium and ending with the back-end of the fuel cycle, which involves reprocessing of the spent fuel and nuclear waste management. Most of the R and D work, which led to realization of this capability, was done or initiated at BARC at Trombay. Some of the activities have now been taken over by other research centers: IGCAR at Kalpakkam for fast reactors, Centre for

  4. Indian experience in neutron beam utilization: Inhouse and collaborative programs

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    Neutron beam research, initiated in India during the late fifties, has evolved into the present National Facility for Neutron Beam Research (NFNBR), operated at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, by scientists of Solid State Physics Division (SSPD). Dhruva, a 100 MW, natural uranium fuelled, heavy water moderated, and heavy water cooled research reactor, is the main source of neutrons, with a flux of about 1.8x1014 neutrons/cm2/s, for NFNBR. A four-circle single-crystal diffractometer, two powder diffractometers, a high-Q diffractometer, a polarization analysis spectrometer, a triple-axis spectrometer, a filter detector spectrometer, and a quasi-elastic scattering spectrometer are located inside Dhruva reactor hall, while two small-angle neutron scattering instruments are operational in the adjacent Guide-Tube Laboratory (GTL). A polarized neutron reflectometer has recently become operational, and a spin-echo spectrometer is under installation. Two neutron guide tubes, G1 and G2 (length: 21m and 35m, radius of curvature: 1916m and 3452m, characteristic wavelength: 3.0A and 2.2A respectively) transport neutron beams to GTL from the reactor hall. Average flux at the breaks, provided on the guides to accommodate various instruments, is about 107 neutrons/cm2/s. A neutron interferometer, originally installed at CIRUS reactor, is being upgraded, and plans to build a prompt gamma-ray neutron activation analysis facility, in collaboration with Radio Chemistry Division (RCD), are currently underway. Apsara reactor houses the neutron radiography and detector development facilities. Neutron detectors are developed and fabricated by NFNBR, for both in-house use, and supply to other users in the country. Linear position-sensitive detectors, using helium-3, have been developed and extensively used at BARC during the past decade. A two dimensional position-sensitive detector has also been fabricated and tested recently. All the neutron instruments, guide tubes

  5. Design, development and operational experience of radio frequency (RF) power systems/technologies for LEHIPA and 400 keV RFQ

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    The important technology development for ion accelerators of 'accelerator driven sub critical reactor system (ADS) is being done under the program of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). In BARC (BARC) of DAE, technology development of 400 keV radio frequency quadrupole (RFQ) accelerator is done and a 20 MeV - low energy high intensity proton accelerator (LEHIPA) is under development. A 400 KeV deuteron RFQ accelerator is already developed at BARC and its 60 kW radio frequency (RF) power system required for beam acceleration has been designed, developed and tested both in CW mode and in pulse mode for full power of 60 leW. It has been successfully integrated with RFQ via 6-1/8'', 50 ohm RF transmission line, to accelerate proton beam up to 200 KeV energy and deuteron beam to 400 KeV energy. LEHIPA requires about 3 MW of RF power for its operation. So, three 1 MW, 352 MHz RF systems based on klystron will be developed for RFQ and two DTLs. The klystron based RF system for 3 MeV RFQ is under commissioning. Its various subsystems like energy less and insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) based high voltage and low voltage bias supplies, a critical and fast protection and control system - handling various types of field signals, fast acting hard wired instrumentation circuits for critical signals, 100 kV crowbar with its circuits, pulsing circuits and RF circuits have been successfully designed, developed and integrated with klystron. Latest technology development of solid state RF amplifiers at 325 MHz and 350 MHz for normal and super conducting accelerators has attained a certain power level. This paper will discuss all these high power RF systems in detail. (author)

  6. Medical physics aspects of ophthalmic brachytherapy

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    Intraocular melanoma is the most common primary malignancy of the eye. Radiation therapy using ophthalmic plaque has proved successful in the management of various ocular lesions. Although a few centres were using 90Sr/90Y plaques for shallow turtlours some years ago, eye plaque therapy was not a common practice in India. A revived interest in the use of eye plaque therapy and very high cost of imported sources has led to the development and production of 125I seed sources by the Radiopharmaceuticals Division, BARC. This report presents a brief description on the clinical, dosimetry and radiation safety aspects of 90Sr/90Y and 106Ru/106Rh beta ray and 125I gamma ray eye plaque applicators. This report has been divided in five Sections. Section I presents general introduction of ophthalmic brachytherapy including the structure of a human eye, types of ophthalmic plaques and characteristics of radioisotopes commonly used in such applications. A brief review of sources, applicators and dosimetry of 90Sr/90Y and 106Ru/106Rh beta and 125I gamma ophthalmic plaques are given in Section II and Section III, respectively. Section IV contains the single seed dosimetry data of BARC OcuProsta 125I seed as well as dosimetry data of typical eye plaques loaded with BARC OcuProsta 125I seed. Quality assurance and radiation safety aspects of these eye applicators are described in Section V. A proforma of the application required to be filled in by the user institution for obtaining regulatory consent to start eye plaque therapy has also been appended to this report. (author)

  7. Split-Hopkinson Pressure Bar: an experimental technique for high strain rate tests

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    Mechanical properties of materials are, in general, strain rate dependent, i.e. they respond differently at quasi-static and higher strain rate condition. The Split-Hopkinson Pressure Bar (SHPB), also referred to as Kolsky bar is a commonly used setup for high strain rate testing. SHPB is suitable for high strain rate test in strain rate range of 102 to 104 s-1. These high strain rate data are required for safety and structural integrity assessment of structures subjected to dynamic loading. As high strain rate data are not easily available in open literature need was felt for setting up such high strain rate testing machine. SHPB at BARC was designed and set-up inhouse jointly by Refuelling Technology Division and Mechanical Metallurgy Division, at Hall no. 3, BARC. A number of conceptual designs for SHPB were thought of and the optimized design was worked out. The challenges of precision tolerance, straightness in bars and design and proper functioning of pneumatic gun were met. This setup has been used extensively to study the high strain rate material behavior. This report introduces the SHPB in general and the setup at BARC in particular. The history of development of SHPB, the basic formulations of one dimensional wave propagation, the relations between the wave velocity, particle velocity and elastic strain in a one dimensional bar, and the equations used to obtain the final stress vs. strain curves are described. The calibration of the present setup, the pre-test calculations and the posttest analysis of data are described. Finally some of the experimental results on different materials such as Cu, SS305, SA516 and Zr, at room temperature and elevated temperatures are presented. (author)

  8. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre: annual report 1988

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    The research and development (R and D) work carried out in the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Bombay during 1988 is summarised and presented in the sections entitled Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Materials and Materials Science, Radioisotopes, Reactors, Fuel cycle, Radiological Safety and Protection, Electronics and Instrumentation, Engineering Services, Life Sciences and General. At the end of each section a list of publications is also given. The R and D work of the outstation units of BARC, namely, Nuclear Research Laboratory, Srinagar; High Altitute Research Laboratory, Gulmarg and Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Calcutta are also described in this report. Some of the highlights of the work during the year are: (1) Medium Energy Heavy Ion Accelerator (MEHIA) facility set up jointly by BARC and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) at TIFR premises became fully operational in September 1988. A number of new compositions of high temperature supconducting materials were synthesized. The highest transition temperature achieved was 125 K. Research work to improve the quality of sintered uranium oxide pellets achieved the purpose. Nuclear fuels were fabricated by using sol-gel process. R and D work for 235 MWe and 500 MWe PHWR type reactors is continuing. Conceptual design of the fuel handling system for the prototype fast breeder reactor was finalised. 233U+Al alloy fuel for Kamini reactor was fabricated. Progress has been made in industrial applications of enzymes. Various applications of radioisotopes are being continued. Certain technologies and processes developed in the Centre were transferred to commercial agencies for large scale exploitation. (M.G.B.)

  9. Recovery of uranium and thorium from secondary resources

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    In the present paper an effort has been made to briefly describe first the effort that has been made at Rare Earths Division (RED), Alwaye, and Orissa Sands Complex (OSCOM) of IREL to recover nuclear grade ADU from uranium bearing monazite (0.35% U3O8) and other sources like thorium hydroxide (0.6% U3O8) and uranium fluoride concentrate (40%U). All these processes developed have similarity in the sense that they involve solvent extraction technology with novel combination of three different reagents falling in the category of acidic (PC88A) basic (ALAMINE-336) and neutral (TBP) extractants. Extensive R and D work in collaboration with uranium extraction division of BARC and plant scale trials have been completed to standardize the processes with respect to choice of ligands, composition of extractants, scrubbing/stripping reagents, number of stages as well as organic to aqueous ratios. Tons of ADU meeting the stringent specification have been produced and supplied to BARC for making uranium metal fuel for research reactors of the centre. In the case of uranium recovery from dilute phosphoric acid, the present paper is confined to use of a synergistic combination of DEHPA and TBP rather than well proven DEHPA-TOPO mixture. The primary motivation for examining this synergistic combination is the indigenous availability of both the solvent components since the supply of TOPO from the international market is likely to be denied. Based on the results of R and D test carried out at BARC large scale trials of various dilute phosphoric acids using experimental rigs consisting of carbon column, heat exchanger, commercial sized single stage mixer-settler, and plate separator are in progress at RED and OSCOM. IREL is also at advanced stage of pre-project activities and commercial negotiation with a number of host fertiliser companies like PPL, FACT and SPIC generating and using large volume of uranium bearing dilute phosphoric acid

  10. Mutation breeding in oilseeds and grain legumes in India: Accomplishments and socio-economic impact

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    In India, oilseed and grain legume crops are important food components as they are major contributors for dietary oils and proteins. In order to generate genetic variability in these crops, mutation research using X-rays, gamma rays, fast and thermal neutrons is extensively carried out in several national institutes, state agricultural universities including Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai since half a century. Besides cytogenetic studies, the era of direct mutants as crop varieties began in groundnut, mustard, pigeonpea and mungbean. Induction of modified traits and their incorporation in an ideal genotype was achieved by judicious use of induced mutation and hybridization techniques. So far about 100 mutant varieties in oilseeds and legumes have been released in India. Of these, BARC has developed 33 varieties by incorporating desirable traits like large seed, semi dwarf habit, high harvest index, better partitioning, fresh seed dormancy, yellow seed colour, drought tolerance, powdery mildew resistance, yellow mosaic virus resistance, bacterial pustule resistance. Many of the breeding programmes in national/state systems have been utilizing BARC varieties as parental materials/donors and developed several improved varieties. Several of these varieties have high patronage from the farming community and extensively grown in the country. Groundnut varieties have made considerable impact by giving record yields across the country. Further, mungbean varieties were also surging ahead by virtue of their resistance to yellow mosaic virus, Rhizoctonia root-rot and powdery mildew diseases with suitability to rice fallow situations. Blackgram variety TAU-1 has occupied maximum blackgram area in Maharashtra state. These crop varieties also facilitated farmers to develop newer cropping systems. Mutant varieties like Aruna of castor, Pusa 408 (Ajay), Pusa-413 (Atul), Pusa-417 (Girnar) of chickpea, Co-4, Maru Moth-1 of mothbean are among the important varieties of

  11. Over-pressure test on BARCOM pre-stressed concrete containment

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    Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Trombay has organized an International Round Robin Analysis program to carry out the ultimate load capacity assessment of BARC Containment (BARCOM) test model. The test model located in BARC facilities Tarapur; is a 1:4 scale representation of 540 MWe Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR) pre-stressed concrete inner containment structure of Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS) unit 3 and 4. There are a large number of sensors installed in BARCOM that include vibratory wire strain gauges of embedded and spot-welded type, surface mounted electrical resistance strain gauges, dial gauges, earth pressure cells, tilt meters and high resolution digital camera systems for structural response, crack monitoring and fracture parameter measurement to evaluate the local and global behavior of the containment test model. The model has been tested pneumatically during the low pressure tests (LPTs) followed by proof test (PT) and integrated leakage rate test (ILRT) during commissioning. Further the over pressure test (OPT) has been carried out to establish the failure mode of BARCOM Test-Model. The over-pressure test will be completed shortly to reach the functional failure of the test model. Pre-test evaluation of BARCOM was carried out with the results obtained from the registered international round robin participants in January 2009 followed by the post-test assessment in February 2011. The test results along with the various failure modes related to the structural members – concrete, rebars and tendons identified in terms of prescribed milestones are presented in this paper along with the comparison of the pre-test predictions submitted by the registered participants of the Round Robin Analysis for BARCOM test model

  12. Design and development of an ultrasonic pulser-receiver unit for non-destructive testing of materials

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    The pulser/receiver constitutes the most vital part of an ultrasonic flaw detector or an ultrasonic imaging system used for inspection of materials. The ultrasonic properties of the material and resolution requirements govern the choice of the frequency of ultrasound that can be optimally used. The pulser/receiver in turn decides the efficiency of excitation of the transducer and the overall signal to noise ratio of the system for best sensitivity and resolution. A variety of pulsers are used in the ultrasonic instruments employed for materials inspection. This report describes a square wave type of an ultrasonic pulser-receiver unit developed at Ultrasonic Instrumentation Section, Electronics Division, BARC. It has been primarily designed for excitation of the transducer that is used with a multi-channel ultrasonic imaging system ULTIMA 100M targeted for inspection of SS403 billets, which are in turn used as the base material for fabrication of end fittings for coolant channels of pressurized heavy water nuclear reactors (PHWRs). The design of the pulser is based upon very fast MOSFETs, configured as electronic switches. The pulser is operated with a linear bipolar H.V. supply (+/- 500V max.). The receiver provides a 60 dB gain with a -3 dB BW of 40 MHz. This pulser/receiver unit has been successfully interfaced with a 4 channel ULTIMA 100 M4 multichannel ultrasonic C-scan imaging system, also designed and developed by the authors at Ultrasonic Instrumentation Section (Electronics Division, BARC) and supplied to Centre for Design and Manufacturer - CDM, BARC. This system is being regularly used in C-scan imaging mode for volumetric inspection of SS403 billets for end fittings of 500 MWe PHWRs. (author)

  13. Experimental and theoretical studies in Molten Salt Natural Circulation Loop (MSNCL)

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    High Temperature Reactors (HTR) and solar thermal power plants use molten salt as a coolant, as it has low melting point and high boiling point, enabling us to operate the system at low pressure. Molten fluoride salt and molten nitrate salt are proposed as a candidate coolant for High Temperature Reactors (HTR) and solar power plant respectively. BARC is developing a 600 MWth pebble bed high temperature reactor, cooled by natural circulation of fluoride salt and capable of supplying process heat at 1000°C to facilitate hydrogen production by splitting water. Beside this, BARC is also developing a 2MWe solar power tower system using molten nitrate salt. With these requirements, a Molten Salt Natural Circulation Loop (MSNCL) has been designed, fabricated, installed and commissioned in Hall-7, BARC for thermal hydraulic, instrumentation development and material compatibility related studies. Steady state natural circulation experiments with molten nitrate salt (mixture of NaNO3 and KNO3 in 60:40 ratio) have been carried out in the loop at different power level. Various transients viz. startup of natural circulation, step power change, loss of heat sink and heater trip has also been studied in the loop. A well known steady state correlation given by Vijayan et. al. has been compared with experimental data. In-house developed code LeBENC has also been validated against all steady state and transient experimental results. The detailed description of MSNCL, steady state and transient experimental results and validation of in-house developed code LeBENC have been described in this report. (author)

  14. Radiological safety experience in nuclear fuel cycle operations at Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Trombay, Mumbai, India

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    Activities at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, cover nuclear fuel cycle operations based on natural uranium as the fuel. The facilities include: plant for purification and production of nuclear grade uranium metal, fuel fabrication, research reactor operation, fuel reprocessing and radioactive waste management in each stage. Comprehensive radiation protection programmes for assessment and monitoring of radiological impact of these operations, both in occupational and public environment, have been operating in BARC since beginning. These programmes, based on the 1990 ICRP Recommendations as prescribed by national regulatory body, the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), are being successfully implemented by the Health, Safety and Environment Group, BARC. Radiation Hazards Control Units attached to the nuclear fuel cycle facilities provide radiation safety surveillance to the various operations. The radiation monitoring programme consists of measurement and control of external exposures by thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs), hand-held and installed instruments, and internal exposures by bioassay and direct whole body counting using shadow shield counter for beta gamma emitters and phoswich detector based system for plutonium. In addition, an environmental monitoring programme is in place to assess public exposures resulting from the operation of these facilities. The programme involves analysis of various matrices in the environment such as bay water, salt, fish, sediment and computation of resulting public exposures. Based on the operating experience in these plants, improved educating and training programmes for plant operators, have been designed. This, together with the application of new technologies have brought down individual as well as average doses of occupational workers. The environmental releases remain a small fraction of the authorised limits. The operating health physics experience in some of these facilities is discussed in this paper

  15. Report on R and D activities of Health Physics Division 1994-1995

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    This report is a compilation of the activities and also of the results of various R and D programmes of the Health Physics Division of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) during the period 1994-1995. The topics covered are: environmental studies, radiation dosimetry- internal and external, operational health physics and nuclear safety, instruments and techniques, radiation physics, mathematical modelling and software development, micrometeorology and industrial hygiene. The matter is presented in the form of abstracts with the publication details. Also included are extracts from IAEA research agreements and the summary of theses submitted by the staff members of the Division during the above period

  16. Research within the coordinated programme on neutron scattering techniques in applied research

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    This paper reviews developments of neutron scattering studies at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) over the past two decades through utilisation of Apsara and Circus reactor facilities. Salient results in neutron crystallography, magnetic diffraction and inelastic neutron scattering will be presented highlighting progressive involvement in more and more complex studies. The growth of non-neutronic activities as a natural outcome of overall necessity and interest of investigators will be indicated. A description of facilities planned at R5 and the nature of studies that are likely to be taken up at R5 will be briefly discussed. (author)

  17. Electro-magnetic design and simulation of wall current monitor sensor for LEHIPA

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    Beam diagnostic instruments are essential component of any accelerator. Wall current monitors (WCMs) are common beam diagnostic tools used for acquiring the temporal distribution of the charged particle bunches. This paper discusses the electro-magnetic design and simulation results of Wall current Monitor sensor being developed at Electronics Division, BARC with a bandwidth from 16.9 MHz to 30 GHz. As per the simulation results, output of the sensor for a 0.30A peak current bunched beam will be 0.8 Vpeak to peak. The simulations were carried out for Eigen modes, Particle In Cell (PIC) and Wake-field simulations using CST Microwave Studio Suite. (author)

  18. Facilities Enhancement for IPY at Barrow

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    Sheehan, G.; Brown, J.; Coakley, B.; Zak, B.

    2007-12-01

    In connection with the International Polar Year, research facilities at Barrow have been markedly enhanced. On June 1st, Sen. Ted Stevens cut the ribbon at the Grand Opening of the Barrow Arctic Research Center (BARC). The BARC currently covers 18,000 sq. ft, with future phases anticipated, including 8 research labs, a necropsy lab for animal studies, freezers for biological samples, a state-of-the-art-data system, a planned Internet II connection, meeting spaces, and offices. There is a platform on the roof of the facility for instrumentation, and a communications tower to provide WIFI connections to remote instrumentation located on the adjacent Barrow Environmental Observatory (BEO). The BEO, which consists of 11 square miles of tundra and coastline set aside for environmental and ecological research, has also seen recent enhancements. A power line and a hard- surfaced trail now provide easy access to the interior of the BEO. Users of the BEO (and others) also have access to many different data sets continuously collected at the NOAA Global Monitoring Division Barrow Station and the DOE ARM (Atmospheric Radiation Measurement) Climate Research Facility (see http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/obop/brw.html and http://www.arm.gov/sites/nsa.stm respectively) also adjacent to the BEO. The National Weather Service Barrow Station also provides data of interest. Researchers submitting proposals to the National Science Foundation can include a request for the use of BARC and BEO facilities in their proposals. ARM facilities, recently augmented, can also be made available, but through arrangements made directly with ARM (BDZak@sandia.gov; 505-845-8631 or MDIvey@sandia.gov; 505-284-9092). BARC, BEO and ARM facilities are available to other agency and international users as well. For more information, see http://www.arcticscience.org, or contact Glenn Sheehan (907-852-4881, basc@arcticscience.org). The BEO consists of land owned by Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation, which is owned by

  19. Laser study into and explanation of the direct-indirect target concept

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    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The idea of direct-indirect target is experimentally tested with planar targets from LPI made of low-density metal foam (nanosnow or of nanoparticles (30% in plastic aerogels. The laser experiments in BARC have shown that compared to plain targets the foams of/with nanoparticles demonstrate: 1 better x-ray emissivity ; 2 smoother energy distribution over the target surface; 3 material flow from low-density wall being slower and more uniform; 4 active transverse energy transport over the target plane. These properties could be useful for hohlraums and direct-indirect concept.

  20. Utilisation of nuclear research reactor waste heat for desalination of seawater

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    The desalination unit working on low temperature vacuum evaporation process, developed and fabricated in BARC, is being coupled to Cirus research reactor with a view to practically demonstrate the utilisation of research reactor waste heat, available at low temperature, for the desalination of sea water. Analysis indicates no adverse safety implications on the operation of the reactor due to coupling of the desalination unit. The product water produced by the proposed unit would be utilised for the demineralised water make up requirements of Cirus reactor

  1. Development and technology transfer of low cost nucleonic gauges in India

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    Electronics Division of BARC has been engaged in the development of useful nucleonic control equipment for the mineral industry in India. One such unit where the technology has been transferred to an industrial entrepreneur having a good technical base in a gamma switch. The technology has been successfully implemented in a chemical plant under expert supervision for non-contact level gauging application. Though the technology holds a good promise for future market growth, much effort is needed to remove misunderstanding about the dangers of this technology. (author). 2 figs

  2. Hyperbilirubinemia in normal healthy donors

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    Arora Veena; Kulkarni R; Cherian Susan; Pillai Raji; Shivali M

    2009-01-01

    The present study was carried out in B.A.R.C. Hospital Blood Bank over a span of five years, and includes 2734 donors. All the bags were screened for HIV, HBsAg, HCV and VDRL and the plasma in the pilot tubes of the blood bags was observed to detect any abnormality in color. In 27 cases plasma was found to be icteric and liver function tests were carried out on these samples. Two donors showed higher SGPT level, and were excluded. No significant increases in liver enzymes were recorded in the...

  3. Facility at CIRUS reactor for thermal neutron induced prompt γ-ray spectroscopic studies

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    Biswas, D. C.; Danu, L. S.; Mukhopadhyay, S.; Kinage, L. A.; Prashanth, P. N.; Goswami, A.; Sahu, A. K.; Shaikh, A. M.; Chatterjee, A.; Choudhury, R. K.; Kailas, S.

    2013-03-01

    A facility for prompt γ-ray spectroscopic studies using thermal neutrons from a radial beam line of Canada India Research Utility Services (CIRUS) reactor, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), has been developed. To carry out on-line spectroscopy experiments, two clover germanium detectors were used for the measurement of prompt γ rays. For the first time, the prompt γ-γ coincidence technique has been used to study the thermal neutron induced fission fragment spectroscopy (FFS) in 235U(nth, f). Using this facility, experiments have also been carried out for on-line γ-ray spectroscopic studies in 113Cd(nth, γ) reaction.

  4. A report on the inter comparison of isotopic analyses by mass spectrometry for the laser enrichment of carbon-13

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    A method has been standardized for the mass spectral analysis of (13C/12C) ratio in the isotopically enriched C2F4 photoproduct obtained by the CO2 laser photolysis of natural CF2HCI sample. For improving the quality of the spectra as well as enchancing the detection level of the product at very low concentrations, a pre-concentration technique has been developed by gas chromatography. Inter comparison of the results for analyses carried out with two different mass spectrometers, viz., a commercial instrument available at the Land PT Division and an indigenously built one by MS and ES, BARC showed a very good agreement. (author)

  5. Statistics of dose received by occupational personnel from neutron sources - 10 year study

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    Personnel Monitoring Section, BARC conducts countrywide fast neutron personnel monitoring using CR-39 solid state nuclear track detector. About 1350 personnel working in a wide range of situations are being monitored presently for fast neutrons. Nearly 50% of the personnel monitored are working with isotopic neutron sources e.g. 241Am-Be (up to 740 GBq source strength) in industry and the remaining are connected with nuclear fuel cycle. This paper describes our experience with this personnel neutron monitor and presents the analysis of the neutron equivalent doses received by personnel working in industry during last 10 years and its contribution as compared to total equivalent dose. (author)

  6. Generation of handbook of multi-group cross sections of WIMS-D libraries by using the XnWlup2.0 software

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    A project to prepare an exhaustive handbook of WIMS-D cross section libraries for thermal reactor applications comparing different WIMS-D compatible nuclear data libraries originating from various countries has been successfully designed. To meet the objectives of this project, a computer software package with graphical user interface for MS Windows has been developed at BARC, India. This article summarizes the salient features of this new software and presents significant improvements and extensions in relation to its first version [Ann Nucl Energ 29 (2002) 1735

  7. Development of high intensity ECR ion source for ADS

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    Electron cyclotron resonance principle based ion source consists of plasma chamber, five electrode ion extraction system and high voltage ceramic insulation system. Five electrodes have complex geometry with water cooling arrangement and bimetallic joints. Beam diagnostic and beam dump system are inherent part of it to measure beam quality and current. This paper describes mechanical design and manufacturing features of plasma chamber, electrodes and faraday cup of proton source. Various joining techniques like braze welding, brazing, electron beam welding and diffusion bonding are used to manufacture electrodes and plasma chamber. Beam diagnostic chamber and beam dump chamber are designed, manufactured and helium leak tested at CDM, BARC. (author)

  8. Indigenous development of scanning electron microscope

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    Scanning electron microscope (SEM) is a precision instrument and plays very important role in scientific studies. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre has taken up the job of development of SEM indigenously. Standard and commercially available components like computer, high voltage power supply, detectors etc. shall be procured from market. Focusing and scanning coils, vacuum chamber, specimen stage, control hardware and software etc. shall be developed at BARC with the help of Indian industry. Procurement, design and fabrication of various parts of SEM are in progress. (author)

  9. Selected bibliography on heavy water, tritiated water and hydrogen isotopes (1981-1992)

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    Gopalakrishnan, V. T.; Sutawane, U. B.; Rathi, B. N.

    A selected bibliography on heavy water, tritiated water and hydrogen isotopes is presented. This bibliography covers the period 1981-1992 and is in continuation to Division's earlier report BARC-1192 (1983). The sources of information for this compilation are Chemical Abstracts, INIS Atom Index and also some scattered search through journals and reports available in our library. No claim is made towards exhaustiveness of this bibliography even though sincere attempts have been made for a wide coverage. The bibliography is arranged under the headings: (1) production, purification, recovery, reprocessing and storage; (2) isotope exchange; (3) isotope analysis; (4) properties; and (5) miscellaneous. Total number of references in the bibliography are 1762.

  10. Trace element study of kidney stones from subjects belonging to stone belt region of India

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    Kidney stones obtained from six patients belonging to the stone belt region of India (Punjab) were analyzed for inorganic constituents using instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) and energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) techniques. For INAA, samples were irradiated along with IAEA RM Soil 7 as reference standard in CIRUS reactor, BARC, Mumbai. Gamma activity of irradiated samples was measured using a 45% relative efficiency HPGe detector coupled to 8 k channel analyzer. EDXRF method was used for determination of concentration of Ca. The concentrations of ten elements namely Ca, Na, K, Mn, Co, Cr, Zn, Br, Sm and Cl, are reported and discussed. (author)

  11. Virtual panel for FOTIA control and information system

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    Use of computers has provided an easy environment to tune machines like accelerators by integrating different subsystems and providing interface to control whole machine from a single node. Use of virtual panel in place of conventional shaft encoders and hard wired controls has provided an easy and efficient and interactive environment for accelerator operation. A graphical user interface is provided for system configuration (system data base change). FOTIA (Folded Tandem Ion Accelerator) is an indigenously designed accelerator at BARC. This paper describes the Virtual Panel features of the FOTIA Control and Information System. (author)

  12. Inclusive Charm Production in Two-Photon Collisions at LEP

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    Acciarri, M; Adriani, O; Aguilar-Benítez, M; Alcaraz, J; Alemanni, G; Allaby, James V; Aloisio, A; Alviggi, M G; Ambrosi, G; Anderhub, H; Andreev, V P; Angelescu, T; Anselmo, F; Arefev, A; Azemoon, T; Aziz, T; Bagnaia, P; Baksay, L; Balandras, A; Ball, R C; Banerjee, S; Banerjee, Sw; Banicz, K; Barczyk, A; Barillère, R; Barone, L; Bartalini, P; Basile, M; Battiston, R; Bay, A; Becattini, F; Becker, U; Behner, F; Berdugo, J; Berges, P; Bertucci, B; Betev, B L; Bhattacharya, S; Biasini, M; Biland, A; Blaising, J J; Blyth, S C; Bobbink, Gerjan J; Böck, R K; Böhm, A; Boldizsar, L; Borgia, B; Bourilkov, D; Bourquin, Maurice; Braccini, S; Branson, J G; Brigljevic, V; Brochu, F; Buffini, A; Buijs, A; Burger, J D; Burger, W J; Busenitz, J K; Button, A M; Cai, X D; Campanelli, M; Capell, M; Cara Romeo, G; Carlino, G; Cartacci, A M; Casaus, J; Castellini, G; Cavallari, F; Cavallo, N; Cecchi, C; Cerrada-Canales, M; Cesaroni, F; Chamizo-Llatas, M; Chang, Y H; Chaturvedi, U K; Chemarin, M; Chen, A; 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Grünewald, M W; van Gulik, R; Gupta, V K; Gurtu, A; Gutay, L J; Haas, D; Hartmann, B; Hasan, A; Hatzifotiadou, D; Hebbeker, T; Hervé, A; Hidas, P; Hirschfelder, J; Hofer, H; Holzner, G; Hoorani, H; Hou, S R; Iashvili, I; Jin, B N; Jones, L W; de Jong, P; Josa-Mutuberria, I; Khan, R A; Kamrad, D; Kapustinsky, J S; Kaur, M; Kienzle-Focacci, M N; Kim, D; Kim, D H; Kim, J K; Kim, S C; Kinnison, W W; Kirkby, Jasper; Kiss, D; Kittel, E W; Klimentov, A; König, A C; Kopp, A; Korolko, I; Koutsenko, V F; Krämer, R W; Krenz, W; Kunin, A; Lacentre, P E; Ladrón de Guevara, P; Laktineh, I; Landi, G; Lapoint, C; Lassila-Perini, K M; Laurikainen, P; Lavorato, A; Lebeau, M; Lebedev, A; Lebrun, P; Lecomte, P; Lecoq, P; Le Coultre, P; Lee, H J; Le Goff, J M; Leiste, R; Leonardi, E; Levchenko, P M; Li Chuan; Lin, C H; Lin, W T; Linde, Frank L; Lista, L; Liu, Z A; Lohmann, W; Longo, E; Lü, Y S; Lübelsmeyer, K; Luci, C; Luckey, D; Luminari, L; Lustermann, W; Ma Wen Gan; Maity, M; Majumder, G; Malgeri, L; Malinin, A; 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Wu, S X; Wynhoff, S; Xia, L; Xu, Z Z; Yang, B Z; Yang, C G; Yang, H J; Yang, M; Ye, J B; Yeh, S C; You, J M; Zalite, A; Zalite, Yu; Zemp, P; Zeng, Y; Zhang, Z P; Zhu, G Y; Zhu, R Y; Zichichi, Antonino; Ziegler, F; Zilizi, G

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    The cross section of charm production in $\\mathrm{\\gamma \\gamma}$ collisions $\\mathrm{\\sigma (e^+e^- \\rightarrow e^+e^-c\\bar{c} X)}$ is measured at LEP with the L3 detector at centre of mass energies from 91 GeV to 183 GeV. Charmed hadrons are identified by electrons and muons from semi-leptonic decays. The direct process $\\mathrm{\\gamma \\gamma \\rightarrow c \\bar{c}}$ is found to be insufficient to describe the data. The measured cross section values and event distributions require contributions from resolved processes, which are sensitive to the gluon density in the photon.

  13. Preparation and deployment of indigenous 125I-seeds for the treatment of prostate cancer. Dawn of prostate brachytherapy in India

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    'Permanent seed implantation' using 125I- seeds has emerged as an effective treatment modality for management of prostate cancer. An indigenous technology for the production of 125I brachytherapy sources ('BARC 125I Ocu-Prosta seed') has been developed. In this current work, we describe an overview of our experience on large scale production of 125I brachytherapy sources, their quality assessment, in vivo bio-evaluation and initial experience on their journey from bench to bed-side for the treatment of prostate cancer. (author)

  14. Penetrating radiation as a tool for quality evaluation of nuclear fuels

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    Radiography is a universally accepted non-destructive evaluation technique for checking internal details of sealed components. Imaging nuclear fuels pose problems because of the high radiation attenuation of fuel materials. Radiography of nuclear fuels by penetrating radiations viz. X-rays, gamma rays and neutron is employed in the quality control of such fuels. This paper records the experience gathered during the inspection of nuclear fuel elements of different types fabricated at Radiometallurgy Division, B.A.R.C. and presents a comparative study of these three techniques in revealing inner details of nuclear fuels. (author)

  15. Corrigendum to small power and heat generation systems on the basis of propulsion and innovative reactor technologies (IAEA-TECDOC-1172)

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    Full text: - Footnote 1 on page 4 should read: ''1The results of the feasibility studies were presented by BARC at the meeting, but no paper was provided for publication in these proceedings.'' - On page 5, footnote 2 should be added to the following paragraph: ''CEA and TECHNICATOM (France) have about 200 reactor-years of experience from propulsion and small experimental reactors. Special design features for a future small reactor are formulated as follows2:'' (''2 At the meeting, these features were presented by CEA, Cadarache, but no paper was provided for publication in these proceedings.'')

  16. Studies on mutagenic effectiveness and efficiency of gamma rays and its effect on quantitative traits in finger millet (Eleusine coracana L. Gaertn)

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    A.R. Ambavane; S.V. Sawardekar; S.A. Sawantdesai; N.B. Gokhale

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    Dry seeds (12% moisture) of two finger millet cultivar viz., Dapoli-1 and Dapoli Safed were irradiated with four doses of gamma-rays viz., 400 Gy, 500 Gy, 600 Gy and 700 Gy at BARC, Mumbai. In laboratory test, root and shoot lengths of seedlings were decreased with increase in dose of gamma rays. Similarly, germination percentage and survival rate of seedlings were decreased with increase in dose of gamma irradiation during field study. In M1 generation, three types of chlorophyll mutations v...

  17. Tissue culture regeneration and radiation induced mutagenesis in banana

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    Radiation induced mutagenesis is an important tool for banana genetic improvement. At BARC, protocols for shoo-tip multiplication of commercial banana varieties have been developed and transferred to user agencies for commercial production. Excellent embryogenic cell suspensions were established in banana cvs. Rasthali and Rajeli, and were maintained at low temperatures for long-term storage. Normal plantlets were successfully regenerated from these cell suspensions. The cell suspensions and shoot-tip cultures were gamma-irradiated for mutagenesis. The mutagenized populations were field screened and a few interesting mutants have been isolated. The existence of genetic variation was confirmed using DNA markers. Further evaluation of these mutants is in progress. (author)

  18. The national project on nuclear desalination in India

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    BARC (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre) has successfully developed both thermal and membrane desalination technologies for seawater and brackish water desalination. 425 m3/d Multi-Stage-Flash (MSF) desalination plant producing good quality water from seawater suitable for drinking and industrial water requirements operated. Knowhow developed for Low Temperature Vacuum Evaporation (LTVE) desalination plants utilizing waste heat. Reverse Osmosis (RO) technology developed at the centre has been successfully demonstrated. The experience obtained from the above plants has been utilized for designing a large scale hybrid desalination plant based on MSF and RO for augmenting the drinking water supply in water scarcity coastal areas

  19. Levels of long lived fission products in the terrestrial environment of Trombay Complex

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    This paper discusses the levels of 90Sr, 137Cs and 239+240Pu in different environmental matrices in the general areas of Trombay complex of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. To verify if there is any buildup of radioactivity in soil, vegetation and well water, the present results were compared with the results obtained earlier in different environmental matrices such as surface soil, vegetation (mango, cashew nut and almond trees and grass which are common vegetations at BARC) and natural fresh water sources (well and lake water) in the area. The results show that there is no perceptible change in radioactivity as compared to the earlier years. (author)

  20. Functional verification of floating point arithmetic unit

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    For continuous real-time reactivity monitoring of PFBR reactivity safety channel, a FPGA based reactivity meter has been developed by Electronics Division, BARC. Verification of designs involved in Safety Critical systems is very important and necessary. Functional verification of this design is presently carried out by EID, IGCAR. In Reactivity meter, Floating Point Arithmetic Unit (FPAU) is a major and very important sub module, which needs to be completely verified first. Two types of verifications are possible: Functional verification and Formal verification. This paper discusses and shares the experiences of functional verification of FPAU module for all special floating point numbers. (author)

  1. Design studies of a high-current radiofrequency quadrupole for accelerator-driven systems programme

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    S V L S Rao; P Singh

    2010-02-01

    A 3 MeV, 30 mA radiofrequency quadrupole (RFQ) accelerator has been designed for the low-energy high-intensity proton accelerator (LEHIPA) project at BARC, India. The beam and cavity dynamics studies were performed using the computer codes LIDOS, TOUTATIS, SUPERFISH and CST microwave studio. We have followed the conventional design technique with slight modifications and compared that with the equipartitioned (EP) type of design. The sensitivity of the RFQ to the variation of input beam Twiss–Courant parameters and emittance has also been studied. In this article we discuss both design strategies and the details of the 3D cavity simulation studies.

  2. Studies on the separation of 99Mo from U-Al alloy target and recovery of 235U using TBP

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    Indian nuclear medicine community needs continuous and reliable supply of fission 99Mo to promote the beneficial use of 99mTc in the country. To make it available indigenously irradiation of low enriched uranium target is being looked into. Various steps involved in the production are target fabrication, irradiation, dissolution, recovery of 99Mo and its purification, fabrication of generator and management of waste. To understand the separation chemistry of Mo from such source preliminary experiments was carried out. A natural uranium-aluminum alloy fuel target fabricated at NFG, BARC was dissolved and analyzed. The alloy was found to contain ∼ 25% uranium as expected

  3. First beam trials of 6 MeV RF electron linac for mobile Cargo-scanning applications

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    The 6 MeV compact RF Electron Linac for container cargo-scanning applications has been designed and developed by the Accelerator and Pulse Power Division, BARC. This compact linac has been designed to be a mobile system, to be mounted in a moving container. In linac-based cargo-scanning systems, the linac acts as the source of X-rays, which fall on the cargo and are then detected by the detector system. This paper describes the salient features of the 6/3 MeV dual energy compact linac and results of the first beam trials. (author)

  4. A new technique for making large area beta reference sources required for calibration of surface contamination monitors

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    A new technique has been developed for making large area reference beta sources required for the calibration of beta contamination monitors. Two 13 x 33 cm2 of 90Sr/90Y sources of surface activity 4-5 Bq/cm2 were prepared for testing of a typical large area contamination monitor developed by RSSD, BARC. Two 10 x 15 cm2 of 90Sr/90Y sources were also prepared as per ISO 8769. Surface non-uniformity of these sources was measured with the help of a specially designed jig. The non-uniformity in these sources was measured to be 15%. (author)

  5. USB based multi-channel scaler for Moessbauer spectroscopy

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    This paper presents a new high-performance Multi-Channel Scaler (MCS) system developed in Electronics Division, BARC. It enables the nuclear pulse counting system to record the input counting rate as a function of time, as required in certain experiments. It is based on a high-density FPGA chip designed using VHDL, and other state of art components. It offers USB bus connectivity with a host computer. With an external amplifier, an HV supply and a drive unit, this Multi-Channel Scaler system can be used for Moessbauer spectroscopy applications. (author)

  6. BARCODE DEKODET : En diskursanalyse av byutviklingsdebatten om utbyggingsprosjektet Barcode i Bjørvika

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    2009-01-01

    Denne oppgaven handler om "byutviklingsdebatten om Barcode". Utbyggingsprosjektet Barcode ble kåret til vinner av en arkitektkonkurranse for fire tomter i Bjørvika våren 2003. Disse tomtene ligger like sør for sporområdet på Oslo Sentralstasjon. Da utbyggerne for tomtene, Oslo S Utvikling, kom med et nytt reguleringsforslag for området der byggehøydene økes i tråd med Barcode-prinsippet, kom det inn usedvanlig mange kritiske reaksjoner til PBE. Dette var kimen til byutviklingsdebatten om Barc...

  7. Estimation of thermal neutron flux from natZr activity

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    Neutron transmutation doped (NTD) Ge thermistors are developed as low temperature thermometry (in mK range) in the cryogenic Tin bolometer, the India-based TIN detector (TIN.TIN). For this purpose, semiconductor grade Ge wafers are irradiated with thermal neutron at Dhruva reactor, BARC and dopant concentration critically depends on thermal neutron fluence. In order to obtain an independent estimate of the thermal neutron flux, natZr is used in one of the irradiations. The irradiated natZr samples have been studied in the Tifr Low background Experimental Setup (TiLES). The thermal neutron flux is estimated from the activity of 95Zr

  8. Development of powder metallurgy technique for synthesis of U3Si2 dispersoid

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    The Indian research reactor APSARA, which uses HEU based UAl3 fuel dispersed in aluminium matrix, is to undergo core conversion to LEU based U3Si2 dispersoid in aluminium matrix fuel. Work has been initiated at BARC, to prepare uranium silicide (U3Si2) compound using powder processing route in place of vacuum induction melting or arc melting route. This paper describes the preparation flow-sheet of the U3Si2 dispersoid by an innovative powder processing route with uranium metal powder and silicon powder as starting materials

  9. Study of the level structure of 108Ag

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The high spin structure of 108Ag nucleus has been studied using the reaction 11B + 100Mo at 39 MeV with Indian National Gamma Array (INGA at TIFR-BARC accelerator facility. From the two- and higher-fold coincidence analysis of the emitted γ-rays, the level structure of the nucleus is built, with addition of around ∼ 60 new transitions. A new positive parity dipole band has been observed and significant additions have been made in the low spin region. A pair of nearly degenerate, negative parity, dipole bands is established, which is studied using the triaxial projected shell model (TPSM.

  10. Field testing of sulphide electrodes

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    Sulphide ion selective electrodes have been developed at BARC, for determination of Ag+ and S- ions directly and Cl- and CN- ions indirectly. The electrodes were tested for their use in sulphide environments in the EAD (Effluent After Dilution) stream at the Heavy Water Plant, Kota. The electrodes are suitable in the concentration range of 16000 ppm to 0.002 ppm, with a slope of 29-31 mV per decade change in the sulphide ion concentration. The response time is less than 10 seconds. These electrodes are reliable for continuous on-line use for a long period. (author). 7 refs., 11 figs., 1 tab

  11. Advanced eddy current technique for measurement of annular gap between pressure tube and calandria tube in Indian Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs)

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    In Indian Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs), the PT (pressure tube) is designed to be nominally concentric with the encircling CT (calandria tube). Due to various factors PT becomes eccentric with respect to CT over the life of reactor. If this becomes excessive, hot PT will come in contact with cold CT. Such a cold spot could act as potential location for initiating blister formation and premature failure of PT. Hence it is important to periodically measure annular gap between PT and CT. An advanced eddy current technique has been successfully developed and incorporated in BARCIS (BARC Channel Inspection System) for measurement of PT-CT gap. (author). 4 refs., 3 figs

  12. Hollow fiber supported liquid membrane technology: possible applications in the radioactive waste management

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    Hollow fiber supported liquid membrane (HFSLM) technology development work was carried out at Radiochemistry Division, BARC for possible applications in the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle. Some of the studies carried out included 'actinide partitioning' using TODGA, lanthanide - actinide separation using Cyanex-301 and Cs recovery from waste using Calix-crown-6. The physical stability of HFSLM was reasonably good during continuous operation for over 120 h. Radiolytic stability of hollow fibre module up to 500 KGy dose was also satisfactory. (author)

  13. Dicty_cDB: AFN629 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available AF (Link to library) AFN629 (Link to dictyBase) - - - Contig-U01253-1 AFN629Z (Link to Original ... dered pieces. 36 0.66 4 AC090055 |AC090055.1 Oryza sat iva chromosome 9 clone PAC0651G05, *** SEQUENCING I ... rdered pieces. 38 0.76 4 CC453824 |CC453824.1 BARC-Sat _291 Size-selected soybean genomic Glycine max geno ... cosmid R09A1. 40 1.3 3 AL731623 |AL731623.3 Oryza sat iva genomic DNA, chromosome 4, BAC clone: OSJNBa008 ...

  14. Development of beam diagnostic devices for characterizing electron guns

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    The electron guns for the DC accelerators and RF Linacs are designed and developed at EBC/APPD/BARC, Kharghar. These electron guns need to be characterized for its design and performance. Two test benches were developed for characterizing the electron guns. Various beam diagnostic devices for measuring beam currents and beam sizes were developed. Conical faraday cup, segmented faraday cup, slit scanning bellows movement arrangement, multi-plate beam size measurement setup, multi- wire beam size measurement setup, Aluminum foil puncture assembly etc. were developed and used. The paper presents the in-house development of various beam diagnostics for characterizing electron guns and their use. (author)

  15. User Manual for XnWlup2.0, A Software to Visualize Nuclear Data for Thermal Reactors in WIMS-D Libraries

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    A project to prepare an exhaustive handbook of WIMS-D cross sections for thermal reactor applications comparing different WIMS-D compatible nuclear data libraries originating from various countries has been successfully implemented. A computer software, called XnWlup2.0, with graphical user interface for MS Windows has been developed at BARC. This report summarizes the salient features of this new software for the users of WIMS-D libraries. Several sample outputs produced by the software are presented to illustrate the powerful use of this software for routine use in reactor physics analyses. (author)

  16. Planificació estratègica de la vessant de Barcelona del Parc de Collserola: conversió de la carretera de les aigües en un eix cívic

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    Maristany Ventura, Montserrat

    2004-01-01

    El Parc de Collserola amb una superfície de més 8.000 Ha, està situat en el centre de l'àrea metropolitana de Barcelona, entre el riu Llobregat i el Besòs. Aquesta singularitat geogràfica fa que sigui un espai natural summament fràgil a les pertorbacions antròpiques. Durant els darrers anys diversos projectes desenvolupats al vessant barceloní de la Serra de Collserola han anat conformant noves realitats. Davant de la pressió antròpica a la que es troba sotmesa la vessant barce...

  17. Physics and technology of tunable pulsed single longitudinal mode dye laser

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    G Sridhar; V S Rawat; Nitin Kawade; Sunita Singh; L M Gantayet

    2010-11-01

    Design and technology demonstration of compact, narrow bandwidth, high repetition rate, tunable SLM dye lasers in two different configurations, namely Littrow and grazing incidence grating (GIG), were carried out in our lab at BARC, India. The single longitudinal mode (SLM) dye laser generates single-mode laser beams of ∼ 400 MHz (GIG configuration) and ∼ 600 MHz (Littrow configuration) bandwidth. Detailed performance studies of the Littrow and GIG dye laser resonators showed that GIG dye laser results in narrower linewidth and broad mode hop free wavelength scanning over 70 GHz. In this paper we present experimental studies carried out on the high repetition rate SLM dye laser system.

  18. Selected bibliography on heavy water, tritiated water and hydrogen isotopes (1981-1992)

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    A selected bibliography on heavy water, tritiated water and hydrogen isotopes is presented. This bibliography covers the period 1981-1992 and is in continuation to Division's earlier report BARC-1192 (1983). The sources of information for this compilation are Chemical Abstracts, INIS Atom Index and also some scattered search through journals and reports available in our library. No claim is made towards exhaustiveness of this bibliography even though sincere attempts have been made for a wide coverage. The bibliography is arranged under the headings: (1) production, purification, recovery, reprocessing and storage, (2) isotope exchange, 3) isotope analysis, (4) properties and (5) miscellaneous. Total number of references in the bibliography are 1762. (author)

  19. Nuclear fuel safety studies by laser pulse heating

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    The behaviour of nuclear fuels under transient heating conditions is vital to nuclear safety. A laser pulse based heating system to simulate the transient heating conditions experienced by the fuel during reactor accidents like LOCA and RIA is under development at BARC, Mumbai. Some of the concepts used in this system are under testing in pilot studies. This paper describes the results of some pilot studies carried out on unirradiated UO2 specimens by laser pulse heating, followed by metallography and X-ray diffraction measurements. (author)

  20. Non destructive estimation of Pu microhomogeneity in FBTR fuel using image analysis of XGAR

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    (U0.3,Pu0.7)C fuel is the driver fuel for FBTR which is being fabricated in Radiometallurgy Division of BARC through the conventional process of carbothermic reduction of mixed oxide followed by pelletisation, sintering and encapsulation. Homogeneity of fissile nuclide is an important requirement for nuclear fuel which is monitored using different inspection techniques during fuel fabrication. X-Gamma autoradiography (XGAR) is a routine inspection technique used for ensuring the correct loading of fuel (MC) and insulation (UC) pellets in FBTR fuel pin. This paper describes the image analysis studies of digitised XGARs which bring out information about homogeneity of plutonium distribution in FBTR fuel. (author)

  1. Application of TXRF for burn leach test of TRISO coated UO2 particles

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    A Total Reflection X-Ray Fluorescence (TXRF) methodology, employing burn-leach test, was developed to assess the quality of SiC layer in tristructural isotropic (TRISO) coated UO2 particles prepared in BARC. The coated particles were heated at 1,123 K for about 96 h to constant weight. The calcined particles, thus obtained, were then heated in suprapure concentrated nitric acid. The supernatant was analysed for trace elements by TXRF. No uranium was detected in this supernatant solution. The study demonstrates the good quality of SiC layer and applicability of TXRF for burn leach test of TRISO coated UO2 particles prepared. (author)

  2. Design improvement of 75 MHz heavy ion RFQ

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    A prototype Heavy Ion RFQ operating at 75 MHz with 1.34 m modulated vanes was RF conditioned to 1 KW for the ECR based Heavy Ion Accelerator being developed at NPD, BARC. The measured Quality Factor was 2300 compared to design value of 6500. The measured shunt impedance in the four quadrants showed large variations and the frequency spectrum of prototype RFQ showed other modes with equivalent Quality Factor, necessitating the redesign of resonant structure of RFQ. Unit RF cell optimization methodology utilized for designing RFQ led to improvement in unloaded Quality Factor to 9000. This paper presents the study of improved design of room temperature RFQ. (author)

  3. RF measurements on improved design model of 75 MHz RFQ

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    A three RF cell model of improved design RFQ operating at 75 MHz was fabricated for the ECR based Heavy Ion Accelerator at BARC. The RF characterization of the RFQ consisting of resonant frequency, Quality Factor, Shunt Impedance is completed. The quadrupole profiling along the transverse directions and longitudinal field stability measurements are in progress. The measured parameters are discussed in light of the simulated results. The continuous wave RF power conditioning of the improved design model of RFQ is undertaken with the available 1 kW RF amplifier and results are discussed. (author)

  4. Rural medicine via mobile network

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    Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has developed a handheld Tele-ECG system for providing optimum cardiac care and a Mobile Network Based Telemedicine (MNBT) utility for providing telemedicine services to isolated rural population. The handheld Tele-ECG acquires, saves and transfers the electrocardiographic signal to the expert's mobile for his advice in dealing with cardiac emergencies. Similarly, MNBT utility transfers the medical images and relevant patient data from a PC based instrument to a mobile phone for further transmission to an expert for his advice. This paper summarizes these developments. (author)

  5. Success journey of solvent synthesis

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    Synthesis of solvents for the front and back end of nuclear fuel cycle is a major diversification activity of Heavy Water Board. HWP, Tuticorin had taken up synthesis of oreganophosphorous solvents TOPO, TAPO, DNPPA and TIAP. The basic synthesis routes were provided by NCL, Pune and BARC. HWP,Tuticorin has carried out no. of Lab and Bench Scale campaigns for modifying the process and optimizing the parameters. This resulted in increased purity and yield, reduction in batch time, reduction in cost of production and effluent generation. Finalization of design of a 500 litre Pilot Scale Reactor is underway. This will lead to the goal of setting up of Industrial Plant. (author)

  6. Improving material-specific dispense processes for low-defect coatings

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    Brakensiek, Nick; Braggin, Jennifer; Berron, John; Ramirez, Raul; Anderson, Karl; Smith, Brian

    2011-04-01

    The drive to smaller, less expensive, and faster devices requires radical changes in material development. The increased material requirements drive complex processes that in turn drive equipment requirements. For the photolithography area this demand for improved materials is seen in growing requests for device level-specific tuning of organic bottom antireflective coatings (BARCs) or photoresists for certain imaging requirements, such as numerical aperture, immersion conditions, and optical parameters. To test and utilize the myriad of BARC materials, there is a need to install them on a coater-track quickly and efficiently. Installation typically requires a new filter installation, dispense line cleaning, and usually a minimum of 8-10 L of material to clear out bubbles and other nuisance defects before coating test wafers. As the number of materials increases, the ability to quickly prime a new filter becomes increasingly important. In this study, the Entegris IntelliGen® Mini dispense system was utilized to test various pump priming processes to ultimately minimize the volume purged to reach a defect baseline. In addition, the impacts of the filter media and filter retention on priming efficiency were studied. Results show that priming processes that were not matched to the filter in use could actually cause the defects to increase during the process, thus requiring additional purging to reach baseline, and thereby negating any time or volume savings. Properly programmed priming recipes reduced the purging time and the purging volume by 50-70%.

  7. Investigation of zirconium phosphate Zr3(PO4)4 during heating

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    Zirconium phosphate Zr3(PO4)4 has been synthesized by the sol-gel technique and investigated using X-ray powder diffraction, IR spectroscopy, and differential scanning calorimetry. It has been established that the symmetry of the unit cell, R3-barc, which is characteristic of the NaZr2(PO4)3 (NZP) family, is lowered to P3-barc. The behavior of the zirconium phosphate during heating has been examined using high-temperature X-ray diffraction at temperatures ranging from 25 to 575 deg. C. It has been revealed that the structure of the zirconium phosphate is hardly subjected to expansion due to heating in the temperature ranges 25-125 deg. C (αa -6 K-1, αc -6 K-1, Δα -6 K-1) and 325-575oC (αa = -1.4 x 10-6 K-1, αc -6 K-1, Δα -6 K-1). In the temperature range 125-325oC, the synthesized compound undergoes a second-order phase transition (upon heating), which is accompanied by the contraction of the structure along all crystallographic directions. Upon cooling in the range from 75 to 25 deg. C, the phase transition is accompanied by the expansion of the structure.

  8. Draft report on the national seminar in nuclear medicine

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    The proceedings of the seminar on nuclear medicine have been conducted in four main sessions. In the first session a review of the current status of clinical nuclear medicine in India is reviewed. The use of radioisotopes in thyroid function studies, central nervous systems, liver disorders, lung and bone imaging, renal function studies, dynamic function studies, gastroenterology haematology etc. are described. The existing facilities and the future needs for radioimmunoassay and radiotherapy are discussed. In Session 2, the existing facilities in nuclear medicine in different states in India are reviewed. In Session 3, the available resources in nuclear medicine are reviewed. Radiation protection procedures are outlined. Various nuclear instruments developed at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, (BARC), Bombay, for use in nuclear medicine are briefly described. A list of radiopharmaceuticals developed by BARC and in current use, is given. The roles of the physicist, pharmacist and the nuclear medicine technologist in the hospitals having nuclear medicine units, are stressed. The importance of training and education for personnel in nuclear medicine and medical physics is pointed out. (A.K.)

  9. Analysis of graphite electrodes for determination of boron at trace levels

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    Graphite has many industrial applications. The two most important applications are as electrodes in industries and as moderator in nuclear industry. Graphite being a dual use material, faces export restrictions under the Atomic Energy Act 1962. Analytical Chemistry Division, BARC receives regularly graphite samples for its characterization as nuclear/non nuclear grade. A method has been standardized at Analytical Chemistry Division, BARC for determining trace amounts of boron, which is a marker element for certifying the grade of graphite electrode. The method involves dry ashing of graphite after fixing boron using barium hydroxide and determination by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS) using matrix matched standards. The method detection limit is 1 μg g-1 with a method RSD of 5%. The method was verified by spike recovery experiments. Recoveries were found to be 100 +2% in the concentration range of 1 to 100 μg g-1. Ion beam analysis (IBA) was used to validate the present method. Values were found to be in very good agreement. This method has been applied for the routine analysis of boron content in various graphite electrode samples received from the Customs and Central Excise Department. (author)

  10. LINAC control automation system

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    A 7 MeV Electron Beam Linear Accelerator (LINAC) being used for pulse radiolysis experiments at RC and CDD, B.A.R.C. has been automated with a PLC based control panel designed and developed by Computer Division, B.A.R.C.. The control panel after power on switches ON various units in a pre-defined sequence and intervals on a single turn of START key from OFF to ON position. The control panel also generates various ramp signals in a pre-defined sequence and rate and steady values and feeds to the LINAC bringing it to the ready for experiment condition. Similarly on a single turn of STOP key from OFF to ON position, the panel ramps down the various signals in pre-defined manners and makes OFF the various units in predefined sequence and timing providing safety to the machine. The steady values for various signals are on line settable as and when required so. This automation system relieves the operator from fatigue of time consuming manual ramping up or down of various signals and running around in four rooms for switching ON or OFF the various units enhancing efficiency and safety. This also facilitates the user scientist to do start up and shutdown operation in the absence of skilled operators and thus adds flexibility for working up to extended timing. This unit has been working satisfactorily since August 2002. For extraordinary condition automation to manual or vice versa change over has been provided. (author)

  11. Data acquisition system for monitoring the graphite reflector temperatures in Cirus reactor

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    A data acquisition system has been designed and developed at MS and ESS, BARC and is being used for monitoring Graphite reflector temperature of CIRUS reactor, BARC for last one year. It acquires the temperatures of various parts of (a) the graphite reflector, (b) the cast iron shield and (c) the air inlet and outlet, and also signals from various transmitters. The system also monitors these parameters every 500 ms for alarm conditions and stores the data for offline analysis. The data acquisition system consists of (1) a single board computer (SBC) based stand alone data acquisition system (SDAS) and (2) a personal computer (PC) based control and graphic user interface (GUI) system and they are linked by a serial interface. Since it is a critical system in terms of accuracy and reliability, various measures have been taken in the design and fabrication of all the subsystems. With this system now it is possible to monitor effect of various parameters on graphite reflector temperature of CIRUS reactor. (author)

  12. My Research Visiting Card in Hamiltonian Graph Theory

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    Nikoghosyan, Zh G

    2012-01-01

    We present eighteen exact analogs of six well-known fundamental Theorems (due to Dirac, Nash-Williams and Jung) in hamiltonian graph theory providing alternative compositions of graph invariants. In Theorems 1-3 we give three lower bounds for the length of a longest cycle $C$ of a graph $G$ in terms of minimum degree $\\delta$, connectivity $\\kappa$ and parameters $\\bar{p}$, $\\bar{c}$ - the lengths of a longest path and longest cycle in $G\\backslash C$, respectively. These bounds have no analogs in the area involving $\\bar{p}$ and $\\bar{c}$ as parameters. In Theorems 11 and 12 we give two Dirac-type results for generalized cycles including a number of fundamental results (concerning Hamilton and dominating cycles) as special cases. Connectivity invariant $\\kappa$ appears as a parameter in some fundamental results and in some their exact analogs (Theorems 3-10) in the following chronological order: 1972 (Chv\\'{a}tal and Erd\\"{o}s), 1981a (Nikoghosyan), 1981b (Nikoghosyan), 1985a (Nikoghosyan), 1985b (Nikoghosya...

  13. Mercury's gravity, tides, and spin from MESSENGER radio science data

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    Verma, Ashok Kumar

    2016-01-01

    We analyze radio tracking data obtained during 1311 orbits of the MESSENGER spacecraft in the period March 2011 to April 2014. A least-squares minimization of the residuals between observed and computed values of two-way range and Doppler allows us to solve for a model describing Mercury's gravity, tidal response, and spin state. We use a spherical harmonic representation of the gravity field to degree and order 40 and report error bars corresponding to 10 times the formal uncertainties of the fit. Our estimate of the product of Mercury's mass and the gravitational constant, $GM = (22031.87404 \\pm 9 \\times 10^{-4})$ km$^{3}$s$^{-2}$, is in excellent agreement with published results. Our solution for the geophysically important second-degree coefficients ($\\bar{C}_{2,0} = -2.25100 \\times 10^{-5} \\pm 1.3 \\times 10^{-9}$, $\\bar{C}_{2,2} = 1.24973 \\times 10^{-5} \\pm 1.2 \\times 10^{-9}$) confirms previous estimates to better than 0.4\\% and, therefore, inferences about Mercury's moment of inertia and interior struc...

  14. Methodology for the estimation of derived limits of atmospheric discharges from Dhruva and Cirus reactors

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    To demonstrate compliance with the dose limit for public exposure, limits of discharges for each nuclear installation are to be established. In order to estimate the Derived Limits (DLs) of discharges, it is required to establish the correlation between discharges and the effective dose for the critical group. For the estimation of DLs of atmospheric discharges from Cirus and Dhruva reactors, annual average ground level concentration are computed using the six year average diffusion climatology for the BARC site, Trombay and Double Gaussian Dispersion Model. All possible radionuclides for release during the routine operation of the reactors, relevant exposure pathways, living habits of exposed group and dosimetry are to be taken into account for arriving at the DLs of discharges. External exposure due to radiations emitted from the Argon-41 plume is computed using the radionuclide distribution within the plume for each stability class. The DLs of annual discharges are estimated assuming continuous releases through the stack at constant rates. The Authorised Limits (ALs) of discharges for each facility has to be established from the DLs taking into account of possible releases from other existing/planned nuclear facilities in BARC, Trombay site as well as allocating the apportionment of doses for each nuclide. (author)

  15. Design and development of R.F. LINAC accelerator components

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    Full text: Radio frequency linear accelerator, a high power electron LINAC technology, is being developed at BARC. These accelerators are considered to be the most compact and effective for a given power capacity. Important application areas of this LINAC include medical sterilization, food preservation, pollution control, semiconductor industries, radiation therapy and material science. Center for Design and Manufacture (CDM), BARC has been entrusted with the design, development and manufacturing of various mechanical components of the accelerator. Most critical and precision components out of them are Diagnostic chamber, Faraday cup, Drift tube and R.F. cavities. This paper deals with the design aspects in respect of Ultra high vacuum compatibility and the mechanism of operation. Also this paper discusses the state-of-art technology for machining of intricate contour using specially designed poly crystalline diamond tool and the inspection methodology developed to minimize the measurement errors on the machined contour. Silver brazing technique employed to join the LINAC cavities is also described in detail

  16. ASSEMBLY and CHARACTERIZATION OF RESISTIVE PLATE CHAMBERS IN INDIA FOR THE CMS DETECTOR

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    Kumar, Ramandeep

    2015-01-01

    The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment is a general purpose detector being operated at Large Hadron Collider (LHC) facility at CERN. The RE4 upgrade project was envisaged to improve the Level-1 trigger efficiency in the forward region, when LHC would run at its full designed energy and luminosity after the first Long Shutdown (LS-1, 2013-2014). About 200 RPCs were built for the upgrade at three assembly sites in India, CERN and Ghent. India contributed to 50, RE4/2 RPCs along with 200 Cu-cooling units for the entire upgrade for which the assembly and characterization of RPCs was carried out jointly by Nuclear Physics Division-BARC and Panjab University-Chandigarh. The gas-gaps after their arrival from KODEL, South Korea, underwent mechanical tests for leak and popped spacers, followed by electrical tests for long term monitoring of leakage currents. After the assembly, each RPC was evaluated for its efficiency, cluster size, noise and strip profiles. The Cu-cooling units build at BARC were also tested acc...

  17. Study on the steady state and transient behaviour of natural circulation loop with various heat transfer media

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    The advanced reactor concepts use, various heat transfer media e.g., sodium, lead alloy, supercritical water, helium and molten salt mixtures etc. The capability of core heat removal by natural circulation is extensively exploited for normal as well as accidental situations. Thus it is necessary to study the steady state and transient behaviour of a natural circulation loop using different heat transfer media. Towards this objective, a general purpose computer code LeBENC (Lead Bismuth Eutectic Natural Circulation) based on finite difference method is developed. The code is first used to obtain the steady state and transient behaviour of a uniform diameter rectangular water-loop. The results obtained for steady state conditions are compared with the experimental data. After validating the code as mentioned above, steady state and transient behaviour of Heavy-metal Alloy Natural Circulation Study (HANS) loop set up in BARC, with LBE as heat transfer media, is predicted. Transient studies for start-up of natural circulation and loss of heat sink circulation in the HANS loop have been carried out. The transient results are subsequently compared with experimental data and are found in good agreement with the latter. A Molten Salt Loop (MSL) is also being constructed at BARC to carry out heat transfer and pressure drop studies. Pre-test analysis for the same is also carried out for steady state and various postulated transients using code LeBENC. (author)

  18. Study of supercritical carbon dioxide natural circulation by the use of CFD codes

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    Molfese, E.; Ambrosini, W.; Forgione, N., E-mail: w.ambrosini@ing.unipi.it, E-mail: n.forgione@ing.unipi.it [Univ. of Pisa, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica Nucleare e della Produzione (Italy); Vijayan, P.K.; Sharma, M., E-mail: vijayanp@barc.gov.in, E-mail: manishs@barc.gov.in [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Reactor Engineering Div., Mumbai (India)

    2011-07-01

    In this paper, experiments on natural circulation of CO{sub 2}, previously performed at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), are addressed by the use of the FLUENT and the STAR-CCM+ CFD codes. The experiments were carried out in an experimental facility installed at the Reactor Engineering Division of BARC in Mumbai, consisting in a uniform diameter (13.88 mm ID & 21.34 mm OD) rectangular loop (SCNCL) with different orientations of heater and cooler, which can operate with either supercritical water and supercritical carbon dioxide. The tests with carbon dioxide were performed at different power levels, at the supercritical pressures of 8.6 and 9.1 MPa. The steady-state characteristics of the loop were obtained for the horizontal heater and the horizontal cooler configuration (HHHC) and for the horizontal heater and vertical cooler one (HHVC). Unstable behaviour was observed only for the HHHC configuration. The FLUENT and the STAR-CCM+ codes were adopted for reproducing the observed behaviour of the experimental loop in the HHHC configuration. Steady-state as well as transient analyses were performed to be compared with the observed behaviour of the loop. (author)

  19. Radiation processing in India: status and future prospects

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    Studies in radiation processing were initiated at the Isotope Division of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in the late sixties. The paper summaries the present R and D work at BARC carried out utilising gamma radiation as well as Electron Beam (EB) accelerator. The former includes crosslinking of natural rubber latex (NRL), development of controlled release polymer systems and production of microfine PTFE powders, while EB processes include crosslinking of PE for cable insulation, heat shrinkables, inner sealing rings for containers and acrylic polymer for contact lens production. Exploration studies on coloration of diamonds have also been carried out. The chemical aspects of the processes are highlighted and the result are discussed. NRL was vulcanized at a dose of 15 kGy while a controlled transdermal delivery system for nitroglycerin was developed using a radiation polymerized 2 EHA-MMA. Microfine PTFE(10 μm) was produced by a dose of about 100 kGy. In the case of EB processes it was found that at a dose of 200 kGy about 70% gel fraction was obtained in LDPE and this was adequate for the inner sealing rings. (author). 10 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs

  20. Status of services, overexposure and QAC in TLD PMS to defence

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    Individual monitoring has always played an important role in radiological protection. There is continuous development in the field of dosimetry systems and many changes have taken place in last many years. The use of radiation for peaceful purposes is increasing with advancement of technological growth in the country. Thermo luminescence dosimeters (TLDs) have emerged as one of the best alternatives for personal monitoring. Defence sector has nearly 2100 persons, who are working in various Military Hospitals, Military Colleges, DRDO Labs, Defence Ordinance factories and many others CPMFs like CISF, BSF, who are likely to receive radiation doses. Defence Laboratory, Jodhpur is providing the TLD personal monitoring service since Jan 1999 as per the guideline by B.A.R.C. to all the institutions mentioned above. This paper brings out salient features of this service in terms of facility available, procedures fulfilling the requirement of accreditation, over exposure reported, quality measures adopted and quality assurance results conducted by BARC, utility and suggestions for such type of services. (author)

  1. Study of supercritical carbon dioxide natural circulation by the use of CFD codes

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    In this paper, experiments on natural circulation of CO2, previously performed at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), are addressed by the use of the FLUENT and the STAR-CCM+ CFD codes. The experiments were carried out in an experimental facility installed at the Reactor Engineering Division of BARC in Mumbai, consisting in a uniform diameter (13.88 mm ID & 21.34 mm OD) rectangular loop (SCNCL) with different orientations of heater and cooler, which can operate with either supercritical water and supercritical carbon dioxide. The tests with carbon dioxide were performed at different power levels, at the supercritical pressures of 8.6 and 9.1 MPa. The steady-state characteristics of the loop were obtained for the horizontal heater and the horizontal cooler configuration (HHHC) and for the horizontal heater and vertical cooler one (HHVC). Unstable behaviour was observed only for the HHHC configuration. The FLUENT and the STAR-CCM+ codes were adopted for reproducing the observed behaviour of the experimental loop in the HHHC configuration. Steady-state as well as transient analyses were performed to be compared with the observed behaviour of the loop. (author)

  2. Recent advances in nuclear ADC's

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    Electronics Division of BARC has done leading research work in nuclear ADC's. Number of new methods have been developed. The most important of these methods are: (1) the vernier Approximation Technique, (2) the method based on new DAC correction technique, and (3) the Interpolation Technique. These are briefly described. High resolution (8K and 4K) nuclear ADC's constructed based on new methods of A/D conversion give low DNL ( < ± 1 per cent) and low conversion time (< 10 μsec). These ADC's give much lower conversion time as compared to the conversion time obtained using Wilkinson technique. Thus 100 MHz Wilkinson type of ADC with 8K resolution has conversion time of 81 micro seconds which is very high as compared to conversion time of 6.5 micro secs. of the 8K nuclear ADC made at Electronics Division, BARC. All these nuclear ADC's utilize commercially available monolithic ADC's and monolithic DAC's. The recent improvements in speed size and cost of these ADC's and DAC's are thus directly utilized to improve corresponding factors in nuclear ADC's. Thus conversion time of 4K nuclear ADC can be reduced from 12 μsec to nearly 4 μsec just with replacement of ADC-84 by its high speed version. This is a distinct advantage of these nuclear ADC's over Wilkinson type of ADC's, where improvement of performance requires major changes in circuit design. (author). 5 refs., 3 figs

  3. Design and development of cryo-module test system for 1.3 GHz LCLS-II cryomodule

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    Cryomodule Test System (CMTS) is a major cryogenic system designed and developed at Centre for Design and Manufacture (CDM), BARC under Indian Institutions and Fermi Lab Collaboration (IIFC). It is necessary test bed to measure the performance of superconducting RF cavities in Cryomodule. CMTS is required to test 1.3 GHz LCLS-II Cryomodule for Stanford Linear Accelerator Centre (SLAC), USA. Feed Cap and End Cap sub systems of Cryomodule Test System (CMTS) is designed and developed at CDM, BARC. Feed cap and End cap are 2K liquid helium distribution system for LCLS-II RF Cavity Bath and insulated by intermediate radiation shields maintained at 5K and 40K and Multilayer Insulation. The whole distribution system is enclosed in horizontal vacuum shells of approximately 1100 mm in diameter and 3000 mm in total length. This development was very challenging as many design considerations and decisions for 2K cryogenic requirements have been made and implemented. Also intricate mounting of ceramic sensors both internally and externally (surface mounted) for very low temperature measurements, low temperature epoxy bonding and multi-layer insulation wrapping were successfully completed. (author)

  4. Costs of berm and causeway alternatives

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    Experiments initiated in February 1985 and still in progress have demonstrated that removal of 30 cm of topsoil brings the specific activity of Bikini Island soil down to the level of that on Eneu and reduces the external exposure rate to gamma rays from an average of 68 pr/h to 5 pr/h. The analytical data completed thus far for food crops grown in the experimental and control areas indicate a parallel response. During 1986 results became available showing that removal of topsoil would also limit productivity. However, it is now known that with adequate care the excavated plot can be as productive as the unexcavated (natural) one. The removal of 30 cm (1 foot) of topsoil at Bikini Island would produce large amounts of waste vegetable matter and approximately 719,000 cubic meters of contaminated topsoil. Three principal alternatives have been considered for the disposal of the spoil. The cost estimates for these and other rehabilitation alternatives were developed in detail by a panel of engineers, chaired by BARC member Arthur S. Kubo, which met in January 1986. The panel's report constitutes Appendix C of BARC Report No. 4

  5. Full-chip correction of implant layer accounting for underlying topography

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    Oh, Minchul; Youn, Hyungjoo; Chung, Noyoung; Maeng, Jaeyeol; Lee, Sukjoo; Ku, Jahum; Dave, Aasutosh; Sturtevant, John L.; Hollerbach, Uwe; Do, Thuy; Granik, Yuri; Adam, Kostas; Kim, Juhwan; Zhu, Cynthia; Jung, S. W.

    2012-03-01

    Photolithography for the formerly "non-critical" implant blocking layers is becoming more challenging as edge placement control budgets for junction definition shrink with each node. In addition to the traditional proximity effects associated with the implant layer mask, the underlying active and gate layers can interact through a variety of mechanisms to influence the edge placement of the developed implant layer. These mechanisms include bulk reflectivity differences, resist thickness thin film interference effects, reflective notching from pattern sidewalls, reflections from curved surfaces, focus differences, and more. While the use of organic developable bottom antireflection coating (dBARC) can be effective in minimizing these influences, it does represent an added complexity and cost, and processes are still relatively immature. Without such a dBARC, the CD variation due to underlying layers can easily exceed 50 nm, or more than 25% of the target dimension. We propose here a framework for modeling and correcting for these underlayer effects. The approach is based upon calibration of an optical model representing only implant mask proximity effects and two additional optical models which represent the effects of the underlayer topography. Such an approach can be effective in delivering much improved CD control for complex layouts, and represents only a small impact to full-chip correction runtime.

  6. Annual report 1989

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    The main thrust of various research and development activities of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is directed towards: (1) supporting nuclear power programme in all its aspects which include design of nuclear reactors, development of nuclear fuel and materials, and management of nuclear waste, (ii) producing radioisotopes and promoting their applications in agriculture, medicine and industries, and (iii) providing research and development and service backup to ensure health and radiation protection in nuclear facilities. BARC also carries out R and D work in frontier areas of science like plasma and fusion physics, accelerators and lasers, high temperature superconductivity, condensed mater physics, high pressure physics, high resolution spectroscopy, chemical reaction dynamics, laser induced chemistry, electronics, robotics, radiation biology, and genetic engineering. These R and D activities during 1989 are described in brief in the chapters entitled: Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Materials and Materials Sciences, Radioisotopes, Reactors, Fuel Cycle, Radiological Safety and Protection, Electronics and Instrumentation, Engineering Services, and Life Sciences. The last chapter entitled General describes the supporting activities like technical information services, industrial safety etc. At the end of each chapter, a list of publications during the year by scientists of the Centre in the corresponding field is given. (M.G.B.)

  7. Investigation on the effect of metallic impurity Zn in solvent during photolithography process

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    Jeon, Byoung-Tak; Kim, Ook-Hyun; Baik, Jeong-Heon; Ha, Jeong-Hyuk; Lee, Il-Ho; Yang, Weon-Sik

    2005-05-01

    The trend toward narrower line widths in the manufacture of integrated circuits has put an increasing burden on contamination control in every aspect of semiconductor fabrication. For a deep sub micrometer device, metal contamination appearing on the device can cause fatal problems including increasing the leakage current at the p-n junction, decreasing the breakdown voltage of oxide. Many lithographic defects have been known and evaluated, however, the effects of metallic impurity (Zn) in solvent are seldom reported during lithography process. Solvents are component material for Photoresist and have been used for prewet, strippers, EBR, rinse and so on during photolithography process. Lithography plays a very important role because it is applied repeatedly onto the wafer surface during device manufacturing. Unfortunately, pattern lifting happened to well formation layer wafers that were reworked on a normal iline litho process after stripping the Photoresist with solvent (PGMEA). We also detected blocked pattern defect at 0.18 CMOS gate pattern coated with DUV resist applied solvent prewet step after BARC coating. From various investigations, we could know that pattern lifting and blocked defect were derived from solvent (PGMEA). In this paper, we show mechanism of adhesion fails and blocked defect happened by metallic impurity Zn in solvent during solvent rework and prewet on organic BARC film. It shows that proper control of metallic impurities in thinner is an important item in FAB.

  8. Embedded CAMAC controller: hardware/software co-optimization for high throughput

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    Advances in technology have resulted in availability of low-power, low form-factor embedded PC based modules. The Embedded CAMAC Controller (ECCS) is designed with ETX (Embedded Technology eXtended) standard Single Board Computer (SBC) having PC architecture with Ethernet connectivity. The paper highlights the software and hardware design optimizations to meet high throughput requirements of multi-parameter experiments and scan mode accelerator control applications. The QNX based software is designed for high throughput by adopting design strategies like multi-threaded architecture, interrupt-driven data transfer, buffer pool for burst data, zero memory copy, lockless primitives and batched event data transfer to host. The data buffer and all control logic for CAMAC cycle sequencing for LIST mode is implemented entirely in hardware in Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). Through this design, sustained throughput of 1.5 MBps has been achieved. Also, the host connectivity through Ethernet link enables support for multi-crate configuration, thus providing scalability. The ECC has been installed for accelerator control at FOTIA BARC, Pelletron and LINAC-Pelletron, TIFR and for multiparameter experiments at NPD, BARC. (author)

  9. Spectroscopy Division : Progress report for Oct 1979 - Dec 1980

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    An account of the activities, with an individual summary of each, of the Spectroscopy Division of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Bombay, for the period from October 1979 to December 1980 is given. The activities of the Division are mainly concerned with: (1) spectrochemical analysis of nuclear fuels, reactor materials, mineral samples, environmental samples, biological samples, and other samples by methods of optical emission spectroscopy, electron spectroscopy, and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, (2) research and development primarily in the field of high resolution atomic and molecular spectroscopy, and (3) design and fabrication of high precision optical instruments and electronic components for other Divisions of BARC and other constituent units of the Department of Atomic Energy. During the report period, the following were fabricated: a monochromator using a concave holographic grating, a holographic grating spectrograph, a core viewing system for the Fast Breeder Test Reactor now under construction at Kalpakkam, a critical angle refractometer for heavy water analysis in the Rajasthan Atomic Power Station, electronic equipment like frequency divider amplifier, lock-in-voltmeter, analog ratio meter etc. required for laser spectroscopy. Lists of the staff members, their publications during the report period, educational and training activities of the Division are also given. Two feature articles, one dealing with beam foil spectroscopy and the other with monochromatization of synchrotron radiation, are also included. (M.G.B.)

  10. A primary standard for the measurement of alpha and beta particle surface emission rate from large area reference sources.

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    Ravindra, Anuradha; Kulkarni, D B; Joseph, Leena; Kulkarni, M S; Babu, D A R

    2016-01-01

    A large area windowless gas flow multi wire proportional counting system for the calibration of large area reference sources has been developed as a primary standard at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). The counting system consists of a multi wire proportional counter (MWPC), vacuum system, gas flow system and pulse processing units. The MWPC detector assembly consists of a vacuum tight aluminum enclosure, multi wire grid and sliding source tray. Various detector characteristics like operating characteristics curve, Fe-55 spectrum for beta discriminator threshold setting and dead time of the measurement system were studied and determined in order to achieve an optimized detection capability. The surface emission rates of different source strengths were measured and their relative combined standard uncertainties were determined. Large Area Sources Comparison Exercise (LASCE) was organized by International Committee on Radionuclide Metrology (ICRM) working group and coordinated by National Institute for Ionising Radiation Metrology (ENEA), Italy, to demonstrate equivalence of surface emission rate measurements at the international platform. BARC participated in the programme and the results of LASCE are also discussed in this paper. PMID:26457924

  11. Quality assurance exercise for estimating radiochemical recovery and low-levels of alpha emitters in urine samples: performance of Health Physics Laboratory, Tarapur

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    As a part of quality assurance, Health Physics Laboratory took part in National inter-comparison exercise organized by Internal Dosimetry Section (IDS), BARC, Trombay for estimating radiochemical recovery of 232U, 242Pu and low-levels of alpha emitter such as 239Pu, 238U and 234U in five urine samples coded D1, D2, D3, D4 and D5. In this paper, performance of Health Physics Laboratory in the inter-comparison exercise is presented. The results submitted by Health Physics laboratory were found to be in good agreement with the organizer's (spiked) values. Nearly 6 laboratories from India participated in this inter-comparison exercise. The samples received, sample pre-concentration, radiochemical separation and alpha activity quantification procedure followed and the results obtained were reported to Head, IDS, BARC, Trombay within stipulated time. The radiochemical analysis of U-isotopes and Pu-isotopes in bioassay samples has been carried out by standardized analytical procedures

  12. Current Status of Radiation Processing of Natural Polymers in India

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    Radiation processing is being used on commercial basis in India since 1974 with the operation of ISOMED plant for radiation sterilization of medical products and Electron beam machine (ILU-6) in 1986. Since then many new products and processes have been investigated and some of them have culminated into useful applications. Many Indian industries produce and process natural polymers for local consumption and export. India exports about 120,000 tons of polysaccharides every year. Natural polysaccharides like guar gum, gum acacia, gum tora, agar, psylium husk etc are treated with gamma radiation mainly for controlling microbial contamination and sterilization. Radiation processing has also been used to reduce molecular weight of the polysaccharides in some applications. Recently, a few new applications have emerged where natural polysaccharides are used as additives and which play important role in controlling basic radiation chemistry reactions to produce useful products. Developed at BARC, radiation processed wound dressings, superabsorbent materials and low molecular weight chitosan are the products which have been used and could find potential applications in health care and agriculture sector. Radiation processed hydrogel wound dressings containing natural polysaccharides have already been commercialized. Some of the applications recently developed at BARC using natural polymers are briefly described below

  13. Scope of isomer spectroscopy of fission fragments using INGA

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    Large array of Compton suppressed high purity germanium detectors continues to provide new insights on the novel quantal rotations of atomic nuclei. The Indian National Gamma Detector Array (INGA) is set up at TIFR-BARC accelerator facility at Mumbai, as a part of a collaboration between BARC, IUAC, SINP, TIFR, UGC-CSR-KC, VECC and different Universities. The array is designed for 24 Compton suppressed clover detectors providing around 5% photopeak efficiency. Recently, a digital data acquisition system with 96 channels (based on Pixie-16 modules developed by XIA LLC) has been implemented for this Compton suppressed clover array. The timing properties of fast scintillator detectors with the existing DDAQ have also been investigated. This facilitates the lifetime measurements of isomeric states from 1 nsec to few microsec during the usual gamma-gamma coincidence measurement. The scope of isomer spectroscopy of fission fragments using INGA will be discussed. In one of the in-beam experiments, 7Li + 232Th reaction at 38 MeV has been used to populate the fission fragments in mass 130 region. The prompt-delayed coincidence analysis was carried to establish the isomers in Te and Xe isotopes. A typical spectrum showing the delayed gamma rays with 197, 381, and 1313 keV energies emitted from the 6+ isomeric state of 136Xe with T1/2 = 2.95 micro sec is shown. The spectrum is generated with gate on 370 keV transition present above the isomer

  14. A method to resolve low velocities in a PIV system

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    Bharadwaj, Sunil; Alam, Meheboob

    2015-11-01

    A method is proposed to improve the velocity-dynamic range (VDR) of particle-image velocimetry (PIV) technique. This method uses two different timings of a pulsed laser and an outlier detection technique that helped to measure very low velocities, bypassing the limits set by the VDR of the PIV-system. The lower limit of the resolvable velocity is not set by the algorithm but by the laser-timings. The reliability of the method is verified by carrying our planar measurements of the mean and fluctuation velocities in an axisymmetric jet at a Reynolds number of about 3500. The radial velocity, which is usually an order-of-magnitude lower than the axial velocity, is successfully resolved in the ambient region of the jet as compared to results obtained by employing the post-processing techniques of the standard PIV-system. Overall, the proposed method seems to increase the velocity-dynamic range of PIV-algorithm to capture low-velocities in an otherwise fast flow. Thsi work is supported by the BARC, Government of India (BARC/MA/4350).

  15. Occurrence, causes, and outcome after switching from ticagrelor to clopidogrel in a real-life scenario: data from a prospective registry.

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    Biscaglia, Simone; Campo, Gianluca; Pavasini, Rita; Tebaldi, Matteo; Tumscitz, Carlo; Ferrari, Roberto

    2016-07-01

    In randomized clinical trials, ticagrelor has been substituted in roughly one-third of the patients during follow-up. To date, there are no studies addressing safety and modalities of switching from ticagrelor to clopidogrel. The aim of our study is to describe the occurrence, causes, and outcome of the switch from ticagrelor to clopidogrel in a real-life scenario. From June 2013 to March 2015, 586 patients were treated with ticagrelor in our centre. Overall, 101 (17%) patients were switched to clopidogrel through a standardized protocol, and they were followed-up for 12 months. Ischemic and bleeding events were prospectively recorded. The switch from ticagrelor to clopidogrel occurred mostly after discharge (69 ± 40 days), and the most frequent cause was the need of oral anticoagulation treatment, followed by bleeding events. Patients requiring ticagrelor discontinuation were older, more frequently female, with lower body mass index and creatinine clearance if compared to the "non-switched" group. In the 10 days after the switch, we did not observe ischemic adverse events. No definite/probable stent thrombosis was recorded. Before the switch, there was a significant higher occurrence of BARC bleedings in the "switched" group, particularly BARC 1 and 2. Our data confirm that the switch from ticagrelor to clopidogrel is common, and it occurs for several reasons. Our analysis did not demonstrate a significant increase in adverse cardiovascular events in the days following the switch from ticagrelor to clopidogrel, although larger studies are needed to validate our findings. PMID:27050796

  16. Contamination control and revegetation (Field trials)

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    The LLNL/DOE field program at Bikini Atoll began in 1977. The first few years were devoted to developing an adequate data base from which to do an updated dose assessment of Bikini and Eneu Islands. The results indicated that 137Cs was the most significant radionuclide, actually accounting for more than 90% of the total estimated wholebody and bone marrow dose, and that the terrestrial food chain (especially coconut) was the most significant potential exposure pathway. Strontium-90 accounts for only about 507% of the total bone marrow dose and the transuranics, 239+240 Pu and 241Am, less than 1%. Thus, if the intake of 137Cs can be reduced to 10% or less of its current concentration in food crops the radiological dose for Bikini Island would be within federal guidelines. However, samples of vegetation and soil will be analyzed for Sr and the transuranics to ensure an adequate data for evaluation of these radionuclide. In 1980, prior to the formation of the BARC, the goals of our Marshall Island program were extended to include an initial evaluation of methods to reduce the uptake of 137Cs by food crops and/or reduce the 137Cs soil inventory. We expanded one of our experiments and added two more when the BARC was formed and additional funding became available for evaluating the rehabilitation of Bikini Atoll

  17. Planning and commissioning of a multipurpose election beam accelerator

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    Full text: Electron beam (EB) irradiation is extensively used in a number of industries such as wire and cable, polyethylene foam, curing and converting, automobile tyre, sterilization, flue gas treatment etc. The efforts to introduce this sophisticated technology in the country gathered momentum with the commissioning of the ILU- 6 EB accelerator in BARC during 1980. The need for indigenisation of the EB accelerator components, particularly insulation formulations has been recognised and the issue was given due consideration by the Indian cable industry in the light of specifications laid by Indian Railways for the EB irradiation cross-linked wires and cables. Nicco Corporation Ltd. has developed the necessary insulation formulations for EB cross-linking of wires and also for heat shrinking accessories in collaboration with BARC, and IIT, Kharagpur with assistance from BRNS. The Company also ventured to establish an in-house EB accelerator at its premises. This paper highlights the various aspects of planning and commissioning of this collaborative effort

  18. Electromagnetic design and finite element analysis of electromagnetic induction pump based on permanent magnets for liquid PbLi

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    Liquid Lead lithium is proposed as the coolant for Indian Lead Lithium cooled Ceramic Breeder Test blanket module (TBM) for ITER project. The melting point of Lead Lithium is 250℃ and is highly corrosive. To carry out various materials related studies Fusion Reactor Materials Section, BARC is developing a high temperature Pb-Li Corrosion Loop (PICOLO). Electromagnetic (EM) induction pumps with permanent magnets are developed and tested at various research laboratories for pumping high temperature liquid Lead Lithium. The travelling alternating magnetic field is generated by rotating permanent magnetic poles with alternating polarity. In this paper we discuss about the electromagnetic design and finite element analysis of a 4 bar, 1.5 LPS EM induction PMP for liquid PbLi for BARC PICOLO Loop. We first discuss about the advantages of the PMP, electromagnetic design and sizing of permanent magnets using FEM software. The pressure developed on the liquid PbLi is estimated using coupled electromagnetic and motion analysis. (author)

  19. Smart radiation monitors as per international standards

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    In Nuclear Reactors and accelerators, a large number of radiation monitors, typically 50 or more networked Area gamma monitors and Neutron Monitors indicating ambient dose rate equivalent H(10) and Fluence are required for Health physics and radiation protection. ECIL has developed (with BARC support) and supplied various Monitors like Neutron REM Monitors (NRM100, NRM 200) to RRMD BARC, Area Gamma Monitor, Neutron Flux Monitor, to VECC for accelerator radiation safety and. Radiological protection cannot be assured without adhering to regulatory requirements and international standards relating to radiological protection instrumentation. NRM 200 has been developed as per guidelines mentioned in IEC 61005 complying with calibration requirements, EMC/EMI requirements, Statistical fluctuation in firmware, Environmental tests and seismic qualification. The NRM 100 is a Battery Powered portable version of the NRM200. The Instruments consist of BF3 Neutron Detector, mounted within the moderator and associated electronics consisting of Charge sensitive Pre-Amplifier and Amplifier circuit, Processing unit, Low Voltage Supply and High Voltage supply. The Dose Equivalent Rate is presented on Analog meter as well as on LCD in digital format. NRMs are featured to display Accumulated Dose, Settable Dose Equivalent Rate Alarm level, Isolated 4-20mA Current Output, and Isolated RS485 Communication. These Units are planned for accreditation at International labs also. (author)

  20. Induced mutations for human welfare through agriculture

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    Full text: Use of induced mutation for crop improvement started in 1920's. It gained momentum in 1960's when IAEA and FAO started training and guidance and funds were made available for undertaking mutation breeding. IARI established a Gamma Garden and a separate institution was carved by name 'Nuclear Research Laboratory' in 1970's. ICAR Institutes and State Agriculture Universities started using this facility for crop improvement. Similarly, BARC started extending its help for irradiating the seed material specially X-rays and it became one of the major source of generating variability for crop improvement. Induced mutation has resulted in development of more than 3000 varieties of different food, feed, fruit, vegetables and flowers. Apart from direct use of mutants as cultivars, mutants have played a vital role in creating useful variation for application in basic research and gene discovery. It has helped in increasing yield through use of heterosis by inducing male sterility. It has been used for creating useful variation for changing grain composition to improve nutrition and grain quality parameters, for tolerance against abiotic and biotic stresses. Gene sequencing and related technologies have opened up new application of induced mutations. In model organisms induced mutations provide new opportunities for identification of genes/bio-chemical, cellular, developmental or functional pathways. The use of stable isotopes in basic research is of fundamental use in crop improvement. Apart from crop improvement the nuclear technology has been used for numerous other applications in Agriculture such as soil fertility, plant nutrition, use of fertilizer and irrigation, control of insect pest and storage. In recent decades BARC has come in a big way through funding for projects to State Agricultural Universities and ICAR Institutes and has signed MoU's with few of the Agriculture Universities for testing and popularizing their identified field crop varieties in

  1. Post-fire Gully Rejuvenation - Evidence of Process Thresholds Controlled by Vegetation Disturbance

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    Hyde, K.; Woods, S.

    2011-12-01

    High intensity rainfall may trigger gully rejuvenation on hillslopes recently disturbed by wildfire, leading to debris-laden flows which generally contribute the majority of sediment transported in post-fire erosion events. We investigated the extent to which the occurrence of gully rejuvenation can be predicted based upon burn severity, rainfall data and basin morphometric variables. Field surveys were conducted at six Northern Rockies sites to identify occurrence of gully rejuvenation in first order catchments and to map and characterize the location of gully heads. NEXRAD and rain gage data analysis coupled with field observations characterized rainfall intensity and extent. Building on previous work we quantified burn severity using the Vegetation Disturbance Index (VDI), a continuous metric based upon Burned Area Reflectance Classification (BARC) maps derived from satellite imagery using the dNBR algorithm. GIS analysis combined the VDI with morphometric factors expected to influence hillslope stability. Gully heads marked abrupt transition in channel form. Above gully heads, channels were shallow and U-shaped with gentle transition to the hillslope and fine root hairs intact. Angular edges marked deep gully head incisions which down-cut channel floors from 0.2-0.3 to 1.0 meter or more. Any remaining roots were coarse and the hillslope transition was sharp. Gully heads were located at variable distances below the master rill head of the catchment hollow. Distances were obviously greater where live canopy remained upslope. Gully head morphology strongly suggests flow force transition and exceedance of an erosion process threshold. The variable distance of the gully head below the hollow suggest upslope controls influencing initiation point, possibly degree and spatial pattern of burn severity. Binary logistic regression revealed stronger correlation between gully rejuvenation and VDI than morphometric variables. The statistical strength using the continuous

  2. Chemical characterization of nuclear technology materials by in situ current normalized particle induced gamma-ray emission method

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    Chemical characterization of materials is the most important step in chemical quality control (CQC) exercise, which provides a means to ensure the quality of the fabricated/prepared/procured material as per the required chemical specifications. In the case of nuclear technology materials, the finished products should meet the stringent chemical specifications at major to trace concentration levels. Routine chemical characterization methods include mainly wet chemical (classical), chromatographic (IC and HPLC) and, atomic and mass spectroscopic techniques (AAS, ICP-AES and ICP-MS) and in some cases radio/nuclear analytical techniques like alpha and gamma-ray spectrometry, XRF, neutron activation analysis (NAA) and ion beam analysis (IBA) are used. If the samples are of glass, ceramic, carbide and alloy matrices, nuclear analytical techniques (NATs) namely NAA, prompt gamma-ray NAA (PGNAA) and particle induced gamma-ray emission (PIGE) have edge over wet-chemical methods due to many advantageous properties including nondestructive in nature. PIGE, an on-line technique of ion beam analysis (IBA), is capable of determining low to medium Z elements like Li, Be, B, C, N, O, F, Na, Mg, Si, Al, P and S or still higher depending on the energy of proton beam from tandem accelerators. It involves measurement of prompt gamma-rays from nuclear reactions like (p, p'γ), (p, γ), (p, nγ) and (p, αγ) for concentration of an isotope thus element in a sample. Radiochemistry Division (RCD), BARC set-up and utilized PIGE facilities at FOTIA, BARC, IOP, Bhubaneswar and BARC-TIFR using 4 and 8 MeV proton beam. An in situ current normalized PIGE method has been developed, wherein an element namely F, Li or Al is externally added to the target pellet or a thin aluminium foil is kept in front of the target. The variation of beam current, if any, is obtained by measuring simultaneously the count rate of element of interest and the in situ current normalizer

  3. Overview of plant dosimetry in agricultural commodities

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    Extensive research carried out for more than three decades at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay and other laboratories in India had conclusively established application of radiation processing of food for catering to the domestic and export market. A major milestone of food irradiation was reached in the country when Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology, a constituent unit of Department of Atomic Energy had set up 'SPICE PLANT' at Vashi, Navi Mumbai in the year 2000. It was first demonstration plant for radiation processing of spices for hygienisation purpose. For expanding scope of applications in agricultural sector, the next step in this direction was taken by BARC for setting up 'KRUSHAK' plant at Lasalgaon, Nashik. This was the first plant for low dose application of gamma radiation in agricultural commodities i.e. for sprout inhibition in onion and potatoes

  4. Report on R and D activities of Health Physics Division 1990-1993

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    This report is a compilation of various R and D programmes undertaken, continued and/or completed by Health Physics Division of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) during the period 1990-1993. The findings and results of several types of investigations on topics ranging from environmental studies, radiation dosimetry - internal and external, operational health physics, site evaluation studies, micrometeorology, instrumentation and techniques and industrial hygiene and safety are presented in the form of abstracts. The abstracts have been arranged subject wise. References to the scientific papers and technical reports published or presented have been included. Also included are extracts from IAEA Research Agreements and theses submitted for the award of M.Sc./Ph.D. degrees by research by the staff members of the Division. (author). appendix

  5. Verification of the sputter-generated 32SFn- (n = 1-6) anions by accelerator mass spectrometry

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    Mane, R. G.; Surendran, P.; Kumar, Sanjay; Nair, J. P.; Yadav, M. L.; Hemalatha, M.; Thomas, R. G.; Mahata, K.; Kailas, S.; Gupta, A. K.

    2016-01-01

    Recently, we have performed systematic Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) measurements at our ion source test set up and have demonstrated that gas phase 32SFn- (n = 1-6) anions for all size 'n' can be readily generated from a variety of surfaces undergoing Cs+ ion sputtering in the presence of high purity SF6 gas by employing the gas spray-cesium sputter technique. In our SIMS measurements, the isotopic yield ratio 34SFn-/32SFn- (n = 1-6) was found to be close to its natural abundance but not for all size 'n'. In order to gain further insight into the constituents of these molecular anions, ultra sensitive Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) measurements were conducted with the most abundant 32SFn- (n = 1-6) anions, at BARC-TIFR 14 UD Pelletron accelerator. The results from these measurements are discussed in this paper.

  6. Synthesis of green solvents for spent fuel reprocessing

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    Availability of high quality nuclear solvents is the key factor attributed to the success of Indian Nuclear Power programme. Heavy Water Board (HWB) has developed technology for large scale production of organo-phosphorus solvents namely TBP, D2EHPA, TOPO etc and is delivering high quality TBP to meet the requirements of Nuclear Fuel Cycle. While TBP continues to be the work horse in nuclear fuel cycle, vast experience of its use in back end has revealed some limitations posing problem in reprocessing of high burn-up spent fuel. Amide based solvents are promising extractants for this. Bulk quantities of these solvents are not available and hence, HWB has taken up the task of process and technology development using synthesis route developed by BARC and Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research Laboratories

  7. 小滨麦易位系山农6343抗白粉病基因的分子标记定位%Powdery Mildew Res istant Locus in Tritileymus Translocation Line Shannong6343 Mapped by Molecular Markers

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    徐金秋; 何方; 崔法; 亓晓蕾; 余利; 赵春华; 王洪刚

    2012-01-01

    本研究通过抗性接种鉴定对从普通小麦品种烟农15与八倍体小滨麦杂交后代中选育的抗白粉病小滨麦易位系山农6343的白粉病抗性遗传特点进行了分析,结果表明,山农6343的白粉病抗性由显性单基因控制,暂将其命名为PmSn6343(t);利用辉县红与山农6343杂交构建了包含302个家系的F2分离群体,对其进行白粉病抗性基因分子标记的连锁分析和染色体定位.在分析的1 980对SSR、EST-SSR和STS引物中,有403对基因组SSR引物可在亲本间揭示多态性差异,其中Wmc658和Barc 122两个引物在优选小群体中可以扩增出多态性谱带;采用F2群体对两个标记进行连锁分析证明Wmc658和Barc 122与山农6343抗白粉病基因PmSn6343(t)的连锁距离分别为3.4 cM和5.4 cM,并将抗白粉病基因定位在染色体2AL上.利用F2∶3家系对两个标记进行验证,结果表明,两个标记是与白粉病抗性基因PmSn6343(t)连锁的可靠分子标记.%In present studies, we analyzed the genetic characteristics of powdery mildew resistant locus in Tritileymus Translocation line Shannong6343 that was derived from the offspring of a cross between the common wheat cultivar Yannong15 and octoploid Tritileymus, the results demonstrated that the powdery mildew resistant locus in Shannong6343 was a single dominant locus based on the phenotypic data from artificial inoculation, tentative named the locus as PmSn6343(t). In order to figure out the linkage relationship and chromosome location of powdery mildew resistant locus in Shannong6343, an F2 segregating population with 302 individuals derived from the cross between Huixianhong and Shannong6343 was employed to be genotyped by the molecular markers of SSR, EST-SSR and STS. 403 pairs of SSR markers from the tested 1 980 markers of SSR, EST-SSR and EST were identified to be polymorphisms between the two parents, of which two SSR markers, Wmc658 and Barc 122, can generate polymorphisms in the

  8. Sustained performance of 8 MeV Microtron

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    Energetic electrons and intense bremsstrahlung radiation from 8 MeV Microtron are being utilized in variety of collaborative research programs in radiation physics and allied sciences involving premier institutions of the country and sister universities of the region. The first of its kind electron accelerator in the country, set up at Mangalore University in collaboration with RRCAT Indore and BARC Mumbai, has been facilitating researchers since its inception with its inherent simplicity, ease of construction, low cost and excellent beam quality. A bird's eye view on the reliable aspects of the machine, efforts behind the continuous operation of the accelerator and important applications of the accelerator in physical and biological sciences are presented in this paper.

  9. Combined results on b-hadron production rates and decay properties

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    Abbaneo, D; Andreev, V; Barberio, E; Battaglia, Marco; Blyth, S; Boix, G; Calvi, M; Checchia, P; Coyle, P; Di Ciaccio, Lucia; Gagnon, P; Hawkings, R; Hayes, O J; Henrard, P; Hessing, T L; Kroll, I J; Leroy, O; Lucchesi, D; Margoni, M; Mele, S; Moser, H G; Muheim, F; Palla, Fabrizio; Pallin, D; Parodi, F; Paulini, M; Piotto, E; Privitera, P; Rosnet, P; Roudeau, Patrick; Rousseau, D; Schneider, O; Shepherd-Themistocleous, C H; Simonetto, F; Spagnolo, P; Stocchi, A; Su, D; Usher, T; Weiser, C; Wicklund, B; Willocq, S; CERN. Geneva

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    Combined results on b-hadron lifetimes, b-hadron production rates, B^0_d - \\bar{B^0_d} and B^0_S - \\bar{B^0_s} oscillations, the decay width difference between the mass eigenstates of the B^0_s - \\bar{B^0_s} system, the average number of c and \\bar{c} quarks in b-hadron decays, and searches for CP violation in the B^0_d - \\bar{B-0_d} system are presented. They have been obtained from published and preliminary measurements available in Summer 2000 from the ALEPH, CDF, DELPHI, L3, OPAL and SLD Collaborations. These results have been used to determine the parameters of the CKM unitarity triangle.

  10. Development of induction skull melting technology

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    BARC had developed and indigenized cold crucible induction melter technology for high temperature glass melting applications. In order to extend this technology for metal melting applications, development of Induction Skull Melting was undertaken. As a part of the indigenous development of the ISM technology, a systematic numerical simulation was carried out initially to arrive at the design parameters of the segmented crucible. Based on the model-based design, an induction skull melting facility comprising of a water-cooled segmented copper crucible with in-situ casting module, induction heating power supply system, cooling water recirculation systems, vacuum chamber with vacuum delivery system and associated instrumentation and control units was built. The ISM facility was successfully tested for melting and homogenizing different metals and alloys. The ISM technology is the most preferred technology when highly refractory and extremely reactive metals and their alloys are to be processed with ultra high purity. (author)

  11. Synthesis and structure of new framework phosphates Li1/4M7/4(PO4)3(M = Nb, Ta)

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    New lithium-niobium and lithium-tantalum phosphates Li1/4M7/4(PO4)3(M = Nb, Ta) are synthesized by the solid-phase method. The compounds prepared are characterized using electron microprobe analysis, X-ray powder diffraction, and IR spectroscopy. The crystal structure of the Li1/4Ta7/4(PO4)3 phosphate is determined from the X-ray powder diffraction data (the Rietveld method) and belongs to the framework type. The framework of the structure consists of TaO6 and LiO6 vertex-shared octahedra and PO4 tetrahedra. The isostructural phosphates Li1/4M7/4(PO4)3 crystallize in the trigonal crystal system (space group R3-barc, Z = 6) and belong to the NaZr2(PO4)3 structure type.

  12. Fission products yield in the neutron-induced fission of 232Th using neutrons source from 7Li( p, n)7Be reaction at incident proton energy of 20 MeV

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    This paper presents the measurement of fission product yields from the neutron induced fission of 232Th. These measurements were carried out using the neutron source from 7Li (p,n) reaction at TIFR-BARC Pelletron facility. The yields were obtained using activation and off-line gamma ray spectroscopic technique. The fission yields values are reported for twelve fission products. Activated targets were counted in highly shielded HPGe detectors over a period of several weeks to identify decaying fission products. The results obtained from the present work were compared with the similar data of mono-energetic neutrons of comparable energy from literature and are found to be in good agreement

  13. Aerosol generation and delivery in medical applications

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    It is well established that radioaerosol lung technique by inhalation is a very versatile technique in the evaluation of health effects and medical diagnostic applications, especially to detect chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, their defence mechanism permeability and many others. Most important part of aerosol technology is to generate reproducibly stable diagnostic radioaerosols of known characteristics. Many compressed air atomisers are commercially available for generating aerosols but they have limited utility in aerosol inhalation, either because of large droplet size, low aerosol output or high airflow rates. There is clearly a need for a versatile and economical aerosol generation/inhalation system that can produce dry labelled aerosol particles with high deep lung delivery efficiency suitable for clinical studies. BARC (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre) has developed a dry aerosol generation/delivery system which operates on compressed air and generates dry polydisperse aerosols. This system is described along with an assessment of the aerosol characteristics and efficiency for diagnosis of various respiratory disorders

  14. Estimation of age dependent effective dose due to intake of 226Ra from drinking water in Vizag, India

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    As a part of the ongoing baseline survey, present work deals with the measurement of 226Ra concentration in ground water samples collected around Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) site Vizag by emanometry technique and subsequent estimation of age dependent effective dose to the people inhabited in that area. The mean activity concentration of 226Ra was 15.8 mBq/L which is much lower than the WHO guideline value of 1 Bq/L. The highest dose was observed for the age group of 14-18 yr (male). The dose for all age group are ranged between 2.2-56 which is well below the WHO recommended dose level of 100 μSv/y. (author)

  15. Determination of isotopic composition of boron in various neutron absorbers by a particle induced gamma-ray emission method

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    A particle induced gamma-ray emission (PIGE) method was utilized for non-destructive determination of isotopic composition of boron (10B/11B atom ratio) in seven natural and two enriched boron based neutron absorber samples. Samples in pellet forms were irradiated with 4 MeV proton beam from FOlded Tandem Ion Accelerator (FOTIA) at BARC, Mumbai. The prompt gamma rays of 429, 718 and 2125 keV from 10B (p, αγ)7Be, 10B(p,p'γ)10B and 11B(p,p' γ)11B, respectively, were measured using high resolution gamma-ray spectrometry. Isotopic composition values were arrived by a relative method using corresponding peak areas of 10B and 11B. (author)

  16. Improving protein quality of soybean through induced mutations

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    Soybean is one of the most economical and nutritious food packed with basic nutrients that combat diseases stemming from mal- and under-nutrition. Despite its rich nutritional profile, use of soybean in food has been limited because soybean proteins are often associated with compounds, which could exert a negative impact on the nutritional quality of the protein. Trypsin inhibitor (TI) is one of the important anti-nutritional factors that exert negative effect by causing growth inhibition. Soybean cultivar VLS-2 was irradiated with 250 Gy gamma rays in a gamma cell (200) with 60Co source installed at BARC to induce mutations for low trypsin inhibitor content. Three mutants with lower levels of TI content were identified and can be utilized for developing elite varieties of soybean. (author)

  17. Programmable logic controller (PLC) for safety systems of nuclear plants

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    Full text: A programmable logic controller (PLC) has been developed by RCnD, BARC for use in the safety critical systems in nuclear power plants. This PLC uses qualified hardware developed in RCnD for use in NPP. The programming software conforms to IEC-61131 part 3. The application programming is done on function block diagram (FBD) editor and the FBD is automatically converted into code in high level language (C / C++). This feature makes the application easily decipherable and therefore easily subjected to reviews and other validation techniques. The key to make quality software for use in nuclear systems is to enforce various standards in the design and development of the software, something, which is not possible to do with a commercially available PLC. This PLC with its software completely transparent lends itself to rigorous verification and validation easily

  18. APMP comparison for the calibration of ambient dose equivalent meters in ISO neutron reference fields - APMRRI(III)-S1

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    The comparison for the calibration of ambient dose equivalent meter was organized by TCRI of APMP. Seven laboratories (ARPANSA, BARC, INER, KRISS, NIM, NMIJ, and VNIIM) were participated in the comparison exercise. Two moderator-type neutron ambient dose equivalent meters (one is cylindrical and the other is spherical) were circulated and calibrated in ISO standard neutron fields of 252Cf, 241Am-Be, and D2O moderated 252Cf sources. The stability of the transfer instruments was checked by the pilot lab (KRISS) between the measurements of two successive participants. Some outliers exist in each measurement set and the weighted means of ail measurement results are not adequate as a reference value because of the large chi-square values. The median was used to calculate the reference value. (authors)

  19. Networked National Occupational Dose Registry System (NODRS)

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    Recording of occupational doses received by radiation workers during their working life is a mandatory aspect of radiation protection. Maintaining of life-time dose data of these radiation workers is also necessary for (i) ensuring and reviewing radiation safety of workers, (ii) certification and other legal purposes, and (iii) for statistical analysis and epidemiological studies. Centralized dose records are being maintained by BARC since the inception of Directorate of Radiation Protection in late sixties. The dose records were computerized since 1975 and the systems were upgraded from time to time. The requirement of personnel data information was made a pre-requisite for allotment of personnel number to new persons for TLD Badge services since 1992

  20. Out-of-pile thermophysical properties of metallic fuel for fast reactors in India

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    Metallic fuel with designs based on a) sodium bonded ternary and b) mechanical bonded binary fuel are being considered for future fast reactors in India. Work has been initiated encompassing various aspects e.g. fabrication of the sodium/ mechanical bonded fuel pin, studies on out-of-pile thermo-physical and thermodynamics properties of fuel alloys, fuel-clad chemical compatibility etc. Laboratory scale fabrication of U-15Pu and U-15Pu- 6Zr has been carried out and test irradiation is planned. This presentation shared the experience on the evaluation of thermophysical properties and fuel-clad chemical compatibility studies for U-6Zr and U-15Pu, at BARC, India

  1. Magnetic ordering induced due to the double exchange mechanism in the tetravalent ion doped perovskite manganite La1-xTexMnO3

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    The perovskite manganite La1-xTexMnO3, wherein 'La' site is replaced by 10% and 15% tetravalent 'Te' ion was prepared by using standard solid state method. The rhombohedral crystal structure crystallizes in R3-barC space group, which was analysed by using the Rietvield analysis. This interplay of the Jahn-Teller effect, double exchange mechanism as well as lattice distortion leads to the formation of different magnetic structure with different phase formation and charge ordering patterns. Moreover, to understand the intriguing physics behind the temperature-dependent magnetic ordering, different magnetic structure formations and phase transitions, neutron diffraction technique will be a useful tool

  2. Operating experience of interlock and protection system for 1 MW klystron

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    A Low Energy High Intensity Proton Accelerator is being developed by the B.A.R.C., Mumbai. This project requires a three high power 1 MW, 352.21 MHz klystron systems to feed the power to accelerator cavities. NI based real time (RT) controller based control and interlock system has been developed to control various power supplies and to monitor the status of crucial parameters of the subsystem of klystron. This paper discusses details of an 'Operating experience of Interlock and Protection System for 1 MW klystron Radio Frequency (RF) System of LEHIPA' which includes integration and control of high power DC supplies and other auxiliary systems of Klystron RF System

  3. 35 years of Thermoluminescence Dosimetry (TLD) in personnel and environmental monitoring in India - a tribute to Dr. K G Vohra

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    Full text: Thermoluminescence (TL) is a phenomenon of light emission caused by heating a pre-irradiated material. When ionizing radiation hits a TL material, electrons are freed from some atoms and moved in the material, leaving behind 'holes' of positive charge. Subsequently when the TL material is heated, the electrons and the 'holes' re-combine, and release the extra energy in the form of light. The light intensity can be measured, and related to the amount of energy initially absorbed through exposure to the ionizing radiation. In nineteen sixties thermoluminescence dosimeters (TLD) became popular for dosimetric applications in view of their small size, sensitivity and accuracy. Consequently, in early seventies, several countries started adopting of TLD for personnel monitoring. The idea of introducing TLD to replace the then prevalent film dosimeter for personnel monitoring in India was mooted and successfully implemented by Dr. K G Vohra. Limitations of prevalent film dosimeters (mainly the fogging which resulted in the loss of dose information on storage and use in hot and humid climates) were recognized. In line with the international trends, in 1974 a project was initiated at Division of Radiological Protection (DRP) at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to develop an indigenous TLD personnel monitoring badge system by using the potential available within DRP. CaSO4:Dy having TL sensitivity more than 40 times of that of the most widely used LiF:Mg, Ti and negligible response to neutrons was chosen for this purpose. Time bound experiments were initiated. CaSO4:Dy Teflon TLD discs (with sustained optical density and reproducible TL response) were developed and successfully tested. Based on these discs, a TLD card containing 3 discs under 3 different filter regions (1- metal filter, 2- plastic filter and 3- open window) and a TLD reader were developed for beta gamma monitoring. The whole system was displayed during the First Asian Regional Congress on

  4. Resistive Plate Chambers for 2013-2014 upgrade of CMS

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    2014-01-01

    The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector operates at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. It was proposed to install the fourth endcap (+,- RE4) consisting of Resistive Plate Chambers (RPCs) for the CMS muon Endcap system, in order to improve its Level-1 trigger efficiency and thereby completing the full implementation of the TDR, after which LHC will run with its full designed luminosity. This station is currently being installed in the first Long Shutdown (LS-1) of LHC during 2013-2014. In this presentation, we will discuss about the entire procedure of standardization of leak and spacer tests for the gas-gaps, the new design for the Cu cooling system, assembly, testing and characterization of RPCs which is being executed in a synchronized way at the three assembly sites at CERN, BARC-Mumbai and University of Ghent, Belgium. In this talk the RPC chamber production and commissioning will be described in detail. Few preliminary results will be shown.

  5. Honolulu Rail Transit: International Lessons in Linking Form, Design, and Transportation

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    2016-01-01

    The city of Honolulu, Hawaii is currently planning and developing a new rail transit system. While Honolulu has supportive density and topography for rail transit, questions remain about its ability to effectively integrate urban design and accessibility across the system. Every transit trip begins and ends with a walking trip from origins and to destinations: transportation planning must account for pedestrian safety, comfort, and access. Ildefons Cerda's 19th century utopian plan for Barcelona's Eixample district produced a renowned, livable urban form. The Eixample, with its well-integrated rail transit, serves as a model of urban design, land use, transportation planning, and pedestrian-scaled streets working in synergy to produce accessibility. This study discusses the urban form of Honolulu and the history and planning of its new rail transit system. Then it reviews the history of Cerda's plan for the Eixample and discusses its urban form and performance today. Finally it draws several lessons from Barc...

  6. Estimation of 222Rn, 220Rn and their progeny concentration using pin-hole cup dosimeters and deposition based progeny sensors

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    Radon (220Rn) and Thoron (220Rn) progeny concentrations contribute to the natural radiation dose to general public. Due to the fact that the inhalation doses due to 222Rn and 220Rn are contributed predominantly by their decay products, development of passive techniques for monitoring the decay products directly assumes considerable significance. The concentrations of progenies are determined through Equivalent Equilibrium Concentrations of 222Rn as well as 220Rn (EERC and EETC) respectively. EERC and EETC are measured by deposition based Direct Progeny Sensors (DRPS, DTPS) in bare modes. Direct Thoron Progeny Sensors (DTPS) and Direct Radon Progeny Sensors (DRPS) are developed which are depositions based systems and hence ensure that they respond only to the decay products and not to gas concentrations. The recently developed (by BARC) DRPS and DTPS technique for 222Rn and 222Rn progeny measurements for the present study will be better than previous available techniques viz. use of SSNTDs in bare and cup mode

  7. Use of radiation in grain legume improvement at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

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    Pulses are the cheapest source of protein for the predominantly vegetarian population of India. However per capita availability of pulses is reduced due to high growth of population and only marginal increase in pulses production. Development of varieties resistant to biotic and abiotic stresses will help to increase and stabilize pulse production in the country. Research work for the improvement of the three important pulse crops namely pigeon pea, mungbean and black gram was initiated using induced mutation approaches in early 70' and recently for cowpea and soybean at the Nuclear Agriculture and Biotechnology Division of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai. The programme for developing disease resistant high yielding varieties is being pursued at NABTD, BARC using induced mutations and conventional breeding approaches

  8. Performance evaluation of a thermosyphon heat transport device using CFD

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    Study of the heat transfer characteristics of a Thermosyphon heat transport device, which can be employed for passive heat transfer, is taken up in the present paper. In the present work, a thermosyphon heat transport device designed at BARC is being considered for its performance evaluation. A CFD model was prepared and parametric studies have been conducted to determine the heat transport capacity of the device. Different parameters considered for parametric studies are hot fluid temperature, heated length and sleeve length. The frictional pressure drop inside the device is calculated empirically also and validated against the CFD results. The paper presents the results of the studies carried out with Lead-Bismuth eutectic as the working fluid. (author)

  9. Accelerator development in India for ADS programme

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    P Singh; S V L S Rao; Rajni Pande; T Basak; Shwetha Roy; M Aslam; P Jain; S C L Srivastava; Rajesh Kumar; P K Nema; S Kailas; V C Sahni

    2007-02-01

    At BARC, development of a Low Energy High Intensity Proton Accelerator (LEHIPA), as front-end injector of the 1 GeV accelerator for the ADS programme, has been initiated. The major components of LEHIPA (20 MeV, 30 mA) are a 50 keV ECR ion source, a 3 MeV Radio Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) and a 20 MeV drift tube linac (DTL). The Low Energy Beam Transport (LEBT) and Medium Energy Beam Transport (MEBT) lines match the beam from the ion source to RFQ and from RFQ to DTL respectively. Design of these systems has been completed and fabrication of their prototypes has started. Physics studies of the 20{1000 MeV part of the Linac are also in progress. In this paper, the present status of this project is presented.

  10. Emerging new options for harnessing the Th-233U cycle in India

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    The recent development of the concept of Fusion Breeders especially the invention of the Fission Suppressed Blanket, coupled with parallel rapid strides in fusion technology (particularly of Tokamaks) has given a welcome new boost to the prospects of harnessing the Th-233U cycle. Their studies show that even sub-Lawson Fusion Breeders which are net consumers of electrical energy will be good enough to give adequate growth rates of nuclear generating capacity, provided the fusion bred 233U is used in either fast or thermal breeders of thermal near-breeders having high conversion ratios (>0.98). The paper presents an overview of the main results of studies underway in these areas both at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Trombay and the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam

  11. Design and development of a 6 MW peak, 24 kW average power S-band klystron

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    Joshi, L.M.; Meena, Rakesh; Nangru, Subhash; Kant, Deepender; Pal, Debashis; Lamba, O.S.; Jindal, Vishnu; Jangid, Sushil Kumar, E-mail: joslm@rediffmail.com [Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Pilani (India); Chakravarthy, D.P.; Dixit, Kavita [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (India)

    2011-07-01

    A 6 MW peak, 24 kW average power S-band Klystron is under development at CEERI, Pilani under an MoU between BARC and CEERI. The design of the klystron has been completed. The electron gun has been designed using TRAK and MAGIC codes. RF cavities have been designed using HFSS and CST Microwave Studio while the complete beam wave interaction simulation has been done using MAGIC code. The thermal design of collector and RF window has been done using ANSYS code. A Gun Collector Test Module (GCTM) was developed before making actual klystron to validate gun perveance and thermal design of collector. A high voltage solid state pulsed modulator has been installed for performance valuation of the tube. The paper will cover the design aspects of the tube and experimental test results of GCTM and klystron. (author)

  12. Comparative study of laminar and turbulent flow model with different operating parameters for radio frequency-inductively coupled plasma torch working at 3  MHz frequency at atmospheric pressure

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    This paper provides 2D comparative study of results obtained using laminar and turbulent flow model for RF (radio frequency) Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) torch. The study was done for the RF-ICP torch operating at 50 kW DC power and 3 MHz frequency located at BARC. The numerical modeling for this RF-ICP torch is done using ANSYS software with the developed User Defined Function. A comparative study is done between laminar and turbulent flow model to investigate how temperature and flow fields change when using different operating conditions such as (a) swirl and no swirl velocity for sheath gas flow rate, (b) variation in sheath gas flow rate, and (c) variation in plasma gas flow rate. These studies will be useful for different material processing applications

  13. Folded tandem ion accelerator facility at Trombay

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    P Singh

    2001-08-01

    The folded tandem ion accelerator (FOTIA) project at BARC has been commissioned. The analysed carbon beams of 40 nA(3+) and 25 nA(4+), at terminal voltage of 2.5 MV with N2 + CO2 as insulating gas, were obtained. The beams were characterized by performing the Rutherford back scattering (RBS) on gold, tin and iron targets. The beam energy of 12.5 MeV for 12C4+ was consistent with the terminal voltage of 2.5 MV. The N2 + CO2 mixture is being replaced by SF6 gas in order to achieve 6 MV on the terminal. In this paper, some of the salient features of the FOTIA and its present status are discussed.

  14. Application of vacuum technology during nuclear fuel fabrication, inspection and characterization

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    Full text: Vacuum technology plays very important role during various stages of fabrication, inspection and characterization of U, Pu based nuclear fuels. Controlled vacuum is needed for melting and casting of U, Pu based alloys, picture framing of the fuel meat for plate type fuel fabrication, carbothermic reduction for synthesis of (U-Pu) mixed carbide powder, dewaxing of green ceramic fuel pellets, degassing of sintered pellets and encapsulation of fuel pellets inside clad tube. Application of vacuum technology is also important during inspection and characterization of fuel materials and fuel pins by way of XRF and XRD analysis, Mass spectrometer Helium leak detection etc. A novel method of low temperature sintering of UO2 developed at BARC using controlled vacuum as sintering atmosphere has undergone successful irradiation testing in Cirus. The paper will describe various fuel fabrication flow sheets highlighting the stages where vacuum applications are needed

  15. Nuclear medicine therapy: current status and future prospects

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    Radioisotope therapy began in 1942 with the use of 131I for Graves disease and 32P for polycythemia vera. Local therapy with radioisotopes includes radiocolloids for malignant pleural and peritoneal effusions, intra-articular radiocolloids for chronic synovitis, intra-arterial radioactive microspheres for liver metastases, and intralymphatic administration for malignancies of the lymphatic system. The most widely practised use of radioisotopes for therapy is for the management of hyperthyroidism by 131I. 131 is also being used effectively for thyroid cancer, particularly at the Radiation Medicine Centre, BARC. There is hope that a new generation of radiolabelled compounds is round the corner for therapy. Radiolabelled monoclonal antibodies aimed against specific tumor antigens have already shown great promise. Another area of interest is the use of minute lipid spheroids (vesicles) enclosing the radioactive drug which can be targeted to the tumor. (author). 19 refs

  16. ENSTAR detector for -mesic studies

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    A Chatterjee; B J Roy; V Jha; P Shukla; H Machnder; GEM Collaboration

    2006-05-01

    We have initiated a search for a new type of nuclear matter, the -mesic nucleus, using beams from the multi-GeV hadron facility, COSY at Juelich, Germany. A large acceptance scintillator detector, ENSTAR has been designed and built at BARC, Mumbai and fully assembled and tested at COSY. A test run for calibration and evaluation has been completed. In this contribution we present the design and technical details of the ENSTAR detector and how it will be used to detect protons and pions (the decay products of -mesic bound state). The detector is made of plastic scintillators arranged in three concentric cylindrical layers. The readout of the detectors is by means of optical fibres. The layers are used to generate - spectra for particle identification and total energy information of stopped particles. The granularity of the detector allows for position ( and ) determination making the event reconstruction kinematically complete.

  17. Environmental surveillance at Tarapur nuclear site

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    A comprehensive environmental surveillance programme is being pursued by Health Physics Division of BARC at Tarapur nuclear site for the last fifteen years or so. At present the main concern of this programme is to monitor the environmental impact of the 400 MWe Atomic Power Station operating at the site since 1969. A 5-year pre-operational survey established the base line radioactivity levels and their variation as well as the critical pathway of population exposure. The monitoring programme involves employment of a wide range of techniques such as thermoluminescence dosimetry, whole body counting, radioactivity analyses of food samples and marine sediments and organisms. The results have all along indicated that the environmental contaminations due to power station operation is insignificant. (author)

  18. Ratchetting failure of the piping components subjected to seismic loading- experimental and numerical studies

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    Strain accumulation induced by cyclic loading, i.e., ratchetting is important in designing structural components. It can reduce the fatigue life or can cause failure of piping components or systems subjected to seismic or other cyclic loads. The 1995 ASME B and PV code, Section III; has been modified to incorporate reverse dynamic loading and ratchetting. In the present investigation ANSYS software package, which incorporates Chaboche kinematic hardening model, was used to study the ratchetting. The basic features of Chaboche model and the determination of the parameters for the model have been discussed in this paper. Two sets of experimental data namely viz. (a) three point and four point bending test on straight pipe (b) shake table test on pipe elbow system, performed by BARC were used for validating ANSYS results. ANSYS over predicts ratchetting compared to the experimental values. (author)

  19. Design and development of a 6 MW peak, 24 kW average power S-band klystron

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    A 6 MW peak, 24 kW average power S-band Klystron is under development at CEERI, Pilani under an MoU between BARC and CEERI. The design of the klystron has been completed. The electron gun has been designed using TRAK and MAGIC codes. RF cavities have been designed using HFSS and CST Microwave Studio while the complete beam wave interaction simulation has been done using MAGIC code. The thermal design of collector and RF window has been done using ANSYS code. A Gun Collector Test Module (GCTM) was developed before making actual klystron to validate gun perveance and thermal design of collector. A high voltage solid state pulsed modulator has been installed for performance valuation of the tube. The paper will cover the design aspects of the tube and experimental test results of GCTM and klystron. (author)

  20. PIXE studies on elemental characterization of offset printing ink tagged with rare-earth taggants

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    Proton Induced X-ray Emission Technique (PIXE) has been used for elemental characterization of offset printing ink tagged with rare-earth taggants, with a proton beam of energy 4 MeV at Folded Tandem Ion Accelerator (FOTIA) at BARC, Trombay, Mumbai, India. The offset printing ink was tagged with rare-earth (La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu and Gd) thenoyltrifluoroacetonate chelates at about 1000 ppm level for each element separately. Small aliquots (approximately 20 mg) of tagged inks were coated on paper supports and then analyzed. Well-resolved rare-earth L X-rays were detected using a high resolution Si(Li) detector. Satisfactory results to identify and quantify the taggants were achieved. (author)

  1. Synchrony is determined by diachrony: diachronic pathways leading to constituency, word order correlations and scoping

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    Rijkhoff, Jan

    motivation that facilitates language processing: ICONICITY of distance. REFERENCES Anward, J. 2000. A dynamic model of part-of-speech differentiation. In P.M. Vogel and B. Comrie (eds.), Approaches to the Typology of Word Classes, 3-45. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter. Behaghel, O. 1932. Deutsche...... Syntax: eine geschichtliche Darstellung. Band IV: Wortstellung-Periodenbau. Heidelberg: Carl Winter. Clark, H.H. & E.V. Clark. 1977. Psychology and Language: An introduction to psycholinguistics. New York: Harcourt Barce Jovanovich. Croft, W. 2008. On iconicity of distance. Cognitive Linguistics 19-1, 49...... effect can be found in e.g. Evans and Levinson (2009: 444-5) and Moravcsik (2013: ch.7).       This paper argues that various grammatical phenomena currently observed in languages across the globe (constituency, word order correlations, scoping) can be attributed to a single diachronic process in which...

  2. Innovations over old plant techniques in Jaduguda Uranium Mill expansion

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    India's first Uranium Mines and Mills was commissioned at Jaduguda in 1968. The plant's flowsheet was developed at BARC after extensive tests, for extraction of uranium as yellow cake from the ore. The designed capacity of the process plant was initially 1000 MT/day of ore treatment supplied from nearby mines. Subsequently, due to growing demand of uranium fuel, opening of Bhatin mines and setting up of three plants for recovery of uranium mineral from copper tailings of Hindustan Copper Ltd. was perceived. The capacity of the Jaduguda Plant was increased to 1400 MT/day in 1987 to meet this requirement. A new mine at Narwapahar is under development which will necessitate augmentation of the capacity of the Jaduguda plant by 700 MT/day. Major changes are contemplated in equipment selection for the expansion besides incorporation of a high degree of automation based on microprocessor technology which are discussed in this paper. (author)

  3. Development of vitrification technology in India for immobilization of high-level radioactive liquid waste

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    The work on development of vitreous matrices started in early sixties in the country after proper understanding of demands on product and process. The development studies in collaboration with Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI), Kolkata were initiated in 1965 and continued till 1975. Leaching of developed glass system in distilled water was studied along with the influence of heat treatment on chemical durability of waste products. The results obtained during this historical work were very useful in selection of a glass composition as per the need of melting temperature and % waste incorporation. Work in BARC laboratories at Trombay and Tarapur were continued for characterization of VWP samples after leaching, heat treatment, sputtering and as such specimen using SEM, XRD etc.

  4. Development of indigenous industrial electron accelerators as sources for advanced material processing

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    Over the last few decades, the electron beams have brought in a revolutionary change in the area of advanced material processing. Beams varying from a few hundred keV to a ten of MeV and powers from a few hundred watts to a few hundred kW, have been employed for this purpose. Right from curing of coatings and adhesives to the cross linking of cables, sterilization of medical products and treatment of sewage, all are being addressed through the electron beams. Realising the enormous potential of these beams, BARC has initiated an indigenous programme in this direction. Two DC accelerators having ratings as 0.5 MeV/10kW, 3 MeV/30 kW and an RF linac of 10 MeV/10 kW, are being developed indigenously for this purpose. This article gives a brief account of this programme. (author)

  5. Dicty_cDB: Contig-U07064-1 [Dicty_cDB

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    Full Text Available acaac 160 Score = 32.2 bits (16), Expect = 0.82 Identities = 16/16 (100%) Strand = Plus / Plus Query: 732 aataataataataata...bits (15), Expect = 3.2 Identities = 15/15 (100%) Strand = Plus / Plus Query: 732 aataataataataat 746 ||||||||||||||| Sbjct: 781 aata...ataataataat 795 Score = 30.2 bits (15), Expect = 3.2 Identities = 15/15 (100%) Stran...V612520 ) EST1215516 Glossina morsitans morsitans Fat body ... 32 1.2 3 ( ET90880...16 full insert cDNA. 42 1.3 2 ( DY889025 ) CeleSEQ6508 Cunninghamella elegans pBluescript (E... 38 1.3 2 ( BH126655 ) BARC-Sat

  6. Studies on fluoride contents in soil samples from Punjab using particle induced gamma emission

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    A particle induced gamma-ray emission (PIGE) methodology has been standardized for quantification of fluorine in soil samples of different regions of Punjab, using 4 MeV proton beam from folded tandem ion accelerator (FOTIA) at BARC, Mumbai. The standards, reference material standard (NIST SRM 1645a) and soil samples were prepared by mixing in cellulose matrix with constant amount of lithium carbonate. Li was used as in situ current normalizing element for normalizing beam current variations during the experiments. The gamma-rays of energies 197 keV and 478 keV were measured from 19F(p,p'γ)19F and 7Li(p,p'γ)7Li nuclear reactions by using high resolution gamma-ray spectrometry. (author)

  7. 2$\\pi$ proportional counting chamber for large-area-coated $\\beta$ sources

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    DESAI SHRADDHA S

    2016-06-01

    Detection system for measuring absolute emission rate from large-area-coated $\\beta$ sources has been indigenously developed. The system consists of a multiwire-based proportional counter with gas flow and a source mounted within the sensitive volume of the detector. Design of the counter enables efficient counting of emissions in $2\\pi$ solid angle.A provision is made for change ofthe source and immediate measurement of source activity. These sources are used to calibrate the efficiency of contamination monitors at radiological facilities. Sensitive area of the detector covers 165◦ solid angle nearing $2\\pi$ of emission from the source of size $100 \\times 150$ mm. Performance of the chamber is tested using collimated $^{55}$Fe X-ray source and $^{90}$Sr / $^{90}$Y coated $\\beta$ sources of various activities. The activity measurement system is established as a national primary standard for calibration of coated $\\beta$ sources at Radiological Laboratory at BARC. Design and performanceof the chamber are presented.

  8. Combustion synthesis and preliminary luminescence studies of LiBaPO4 : Tb3+ phosphor

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    C B Palan; N S Bajaj; A Soni; M S Kulkarni; S K Omanwar

    2015-10-01

    The polycrystalline sample of LiBaPO4 : Tb3+ (LBPT) was successfully synthesized by solution combustion synthesis and studied for its luminescence characteristics. The thermoluminescence (TL) glow curve of LBPT material consists of two peaks at 204.54 and 251.21°C. The optimum concentration was 0.005 mol to obtain the higher TL intensity compared to commercial TLD-100 phosphor. The peak shape method was used to calculate kinetic parameter (activation energy and frequency factor). In CW-OSL mode its sensitivity for beta exposure was found to be 50% compared to commercially available -Al2O3 : C and 40% than LMP (BARC), and photoluminescence spectrum of LBPT shows green emission when excited with 225 nm UV source.

  9. RFID based TLD monitoring system - a prospective development

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    Thermo Luminescence Dosimetry (TLD) is an established method of monitoring the radiation dose received by workers in radiation environments. In Radiometallurgy Laboratory, BARC, the TLD movement inside a nuclear facility is completely carried out by a radiation worker. However, there is a chance that the TLDs may get lost in laboratories or some places without the knowledge of the concerned TLD user or health physicist. It may later lead to a false effective dose. Effort is being done to initiate a RFID based TLD monitoring system so that the use of TLD can be acknowledged through a self operating software which can prevent misuse of the detector. A novel method of improving the administrative control through Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) based monitoring to avoid such inadvertent misplacement of TLD, is in progress. This paper discusses the method and techniques through which administrative control can be exercised to reduce the number of such in explainable exposures. (author)

  10. 异型吧凳

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    2007-01-01

    有没有一张轻巧的酒吧凳让人感觉一点也不歪斜呢?该款“Hod”就是这样的产品。它是由Azuamoline为MobLes 114 BarceLona设计的酒吧凳.座位前倾能使用户处于交流的最佳姿态.且整体的脚凳能使用户保持适当的身体轴线。它采用旋转模塑的聚乙烯塑料制成.既适用于室内也适合室外.高度为87.63厘米(34.5英寸)。凳子提供红色、白色、青绿、

  11. RF properties of 1050 MHz, β = 0.49 Elliptical cavity for High Current Proton Acceleration

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    Roy, Amitava; Mondal, J.; Mittal, K. C.

    2008-04-01

    BARC is developing technology for the accelerator driven subcritical system (ADSS) that will be mainly utilized for the transmutation of nuclear waste and enrichment of U233. Design and development of superconducting medium velocity cavity has been taken up as a part of the accelerator driven subcritical system project. We have studied RF properties of 1050 MHz, β = 0.49 single cell Elliptical cavity for possible use in High Current Proton Accelerator. Cavity shape optimization studies have been done by means of 2D cavity tuning code SUPERFISH and 3D High Frequency Simulation code CST Microwave Studio. The cavity peak electric and magnetic fields, power dissipation Pc, quality factor Q and effective shunt impedante ZT2 were calculated for various cavity dimensions using these codes. Based on these analyses a list of design parameter for the inner cell of the cavity has been suggested for possible use in high current proton accelerator.

  12. RF properties of 1050 MHz, β = 0.49 Elliptical cavity for High Current Proton Acceleration

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    BARC is developing technology for the accelerator driven subcritical system (ADSS) that will be mainly utilized for the transmutation of nuclear waste and enrichment of U233. Design and development of superconducting medium velocity cavity has been taken up as a part of the accelerator driven subcritical system project. We have studied RF properties of 1050 MHz, β = 0.49 single cell Elliptical cavity for possible use in High Current Proton Accelerator. Cavity shape optimization studies have been done by means of 2D cavity tuning code SUPERFISH and 3D High Frequency Simulation code CST Microwave Studio. The cavity peak electric and magnetic fields, power dissipation Pc, quality factor Q and effective shunt impedante ZT2 were calculated for various cavity dimensions using these codes. Based on these analyses a list of design parameter for the inner cell of the cavity has been suggested for possible use in high current proton accelerator

  13. RF properties of 1050 MHz, {beta} = 0.49 Elliptical cavity for High Current Proton Acceleration

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    Roy, Amitava; Mondal, J; Mittal, K C [Accelerator and Pulse Power Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai - 400 085 (India)], E-mail: aroy@barc.gov.in

    2008-04-15

    BARC is developing technology for the accelerator driven subcritical system (ADSS) that will be mainly utilized for the transmutation of nuclear waste and enrichment of U{sup 233}. Design and development of superconducting medium velocity cavity has been taken up as a part of the accelerator driven subcritical system project. We have studied RF properties of 1050 MHz, {beta} = 0.49 single cell Elliptical cavity for possible use in High Current Proton Accelerator. Cavity shape optimization studies have been done by means of 2D cavity tuning code SUPERFISH and 3D High Frequency Simulation code CST Microwave Studio. The cavity peak electric and magnetic fields, power dissipation P{sub c}, quality factor Q and effective shunt impedante ZT{sup 2} were calculated for various cavity dimensions using these codes. Based on these analyses a list of design parameter for the inner cell of the cavity has been suggested for possible use in high current proton accelerator.

  14. DbarD and DD pair production at the LHCb in the parton Reggeization approach

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    Karpishkov, A V; Saleev, V A; Shipilova, A V

    2016-01-01

    We study the inclusive DbarD and DD pair production in proton-proton collisions at the LHC at lead- ing order of the parton Reggeization approach endowed with universal scale-depended fragmen- tation functions for c-quark to D-meson and for gluon to D-meson transitions. We have described DbarD and DD distributions in azimuthal angle, as well as transverse momentum, rapidity distance, and invariant mass measured in the region of large rapidity 2 < y < 4 by the LHCb Collabora- tion at the LHC without free parameters. We have used Reggeized amplitudes for the processes RR - gg and RR - c barc which are obtained accordingly to Feynman rules of the L.N. Lipatov effective theory of Reggeized partons, and Kimber-Martin-Ryskin model for unintegrated gluon distribution function in a proton with Martin-Stirling-Thorne-Watt collinear parton distributions as inputs.

  15. Health physics experience during recovery of 233U from irradiated thorium rods

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    Recovery of 233U from the irradiated thorium rods (46 numbers) received from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) was carried out successfully at Reprocessing Development Laboratory (RDL), Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR). The reprocessing was done in five stages viz., charging of fuel rods into charging flask, decladding, dissolution, solvent extraction and reconversion. The complete operation, being first of its kind, undertaken at the centre needed extensive health physics surveillance and supervision at each stage of the operation. The operational radiation protection methods followed and the experience gained during this initial campaign in area and personnel monitoring, air monitoring and contamination are discussed. The results of routine stack monitoring and analysis of waste generated in the process are given. Special operations like decommissioning of the glove box are highlighted. A brief description of unusual occurrences is also given. (author)

  16. Powder characterisation-surface area measurement of porous granular materials and powder specimens used in nuclear industry

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    As surface area is one of the important parameters for characterising the catalytic activity and the reactivity of powders and compacts, determination of surface area of precursor materials is therefore, essential to optimize process control. In nuclear technology, many aspects like monitoring sinterability of powders for fuel pin fabrication, dissolution of crust developed from corrosion products in coolant channels and sorption of active gases for cooling the activity before releasing the gases into the environment require a knowledge of surface area of precursor specimens to assess the efficiency of these catalyst or sorbents. This paper discusses the surface area analyser built in Analytical Chemistry Division, B.A.R.C., based on single point BET nitrogen adsorption isotherm, and its use in characterizing many specimens like activated carbon, palladium coated alumina catalysts, magnetite, haematite, etc. (author)

  17. Physics considerations for utilization of thorium in power reactors

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    Molten Salt Reactor design concepts suit the needs of India's Three-Stage nuclear power program for efficient thorium utilization. An effort is being made in BARC to design a MSR configuration for Indian requirements. As a preliminary study, reactor physics analysis of 850 MWe, molten salt reactor operating in fast spectrum is being carried out in hot and static condition. The LiF-ThF4-UF4 is being considered as the primary coolants and fuel. The blanket material is LiF-ThF4. The talk will give an overview of the neutronic properties of thorium and the bred fissile material and then proceed to present the major design features in AHWR and the Indian Molten Salt Breeder Reactor under consideration at present

  18. Development and evaluation of an alpha spectrometer for precise measurement of activity ratio of plutonium

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    In reprocessing plants, alpha spectrometry is used for the determination of plutonium concentration by isotope dilution alpha spectrometry. 238Pu content and for isotope correlations to calculate the specific activity and isotope composition of plutonium. All these studies involve the use of an alpha spectrometer to measure the activity ratio of 238Pu/(239Pu+240Pu) precisely. Technical Physics and Prototype Engineering Division (TPPED) of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Trombay, India has recently developed an alpha spectrometer, performance evaluation of which has been carried out by employing it to determine the activity ratio measurements of plutonium. Comparison of its performance with a commercially available system demonstrates that the indigenously developed instrument does provide acceptable levels of precision and accuracy for the activity ratio measurements of plutonium. (author)

  19. Application of linear induction accelerator for environmental applications

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    Growing interest in the usage of power beams in industrial applications governs the design and development of various kinds of latest accelerators of high voltage, high energy, low current or high voltage high current but low average power accelerators. Conventional accelerators can be of electrostatic accelerators (Van-de-Graaff), high voltage multiplier column based accelerators (Cockcroft Walton/dynamatron type) or Microwave frequency based accelerators (R.F.LINAC) and Pulsed accelerators (Marx generator and PFL type). Linear Induction Accelerator (LIA) is linear in voltage acceleration configuration and beam gets coupled to the input pulse power by induction. It is compact and mobile compared to other accelerators of similar power regime. A unique feature of the induction accelerator is that peak voltage appears only at the output. This paper illustrates the principle and applications of linear Induction accelerator, global scenario and BARC status in this thrust area. (author)

  20. Laser based remote diameter measurement in radioactive area

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    A non-contact laser based instrument for fuel pellet diameter measurement from outside the glass walled glove box has been developed at LPTD, BARC. Its optical design allows separation of 1 meter between its two measuring units thus suitable for 1 meter wide glove box. The instrument is based on beam scanning principle and calculates the diameter by measuring object shadow pulse width. A micro controller based circuit has been designed along with high speed counters for diameter calculation and display purpose. This stand alone instrument has been tested for diameter range of interest from 4.12mm to 4.23 mm and gives an accuracy of ± 4 μm. (author)

  1. Radioaerosol imaging of the lung. An IAEA [CRP] group study

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    Nuclear scans, radiography and computed tomography (CT) of the lung make up three pantheonic pillars of the modem imaging diagnosis of pulmonary disorders and the contribution of these modalities to the progress of pulmonology has been immense. However the experiences accumulated during the past decades indicate that, with well-known advantages and drawbacks, not one of these imaging modalities can be perfect by itself alone, and it has become obvious that the individual tests are as much complementary to one another as unique. As a matter of fact, the nuclear lung imagings, that include inhalation scan, perfusion scan, ventilation scan and the most recently developed mucociliary transport and alveolar permeability tests, are very sensitive and efficient in respectively providing graphic information about airway patency and alveolar penetration, vascular patency and distribution pattern, alveolar gas exchange and bronchial epithelial integrity in both normal and pathological conditions. But these tests lack fine morphological information. In contrast, radiography with its extremely high level of resolution that is in the order of 30-100 line pairs/mm compared to 3-5 line/cm of nuclear scan resolution power, suffers from the lack of information about the alveolar gas exchange, pulmonary perfusion and respiratory function. Although incomparable to radiography, the resolution power of CT scan is also much greater than that of nuclear scan, but again this test cannot provide the information regarding function and physiology. The aerosol scan findings in each of these diseases are assessed in the i ht of and validated against chest radiography, conventional X-ray tomography and high resolution CT scan. The chapters in this monograph describe a history of radioaerosol lung imaging, radiopharmaceuticals, generation of aerosols by the BARC and other nebulizers, and pertinent lung physiology and the way how aerosol deposits in lung. The technical and constructional aspects

  2. Quantification of chlorine in zirconium oxide and biological samples by instrumental NAA utilizing PCF of Dhruva reactor

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    Recently studies on chlorine contents in various samples are being pursued due to its corrosive nature. Chlorine present at trace level in various finished products as well as powder is used as a raw material for production of different types of zircaloys used as structural materials in nuclear technology. As a part of quality assurance program, it is necessary to quantify chlorine accurately with suitable and simple technique. In the present work we have applied instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) utilizing its short-lived activation product (38Cl, 37 min, 1642 and 2168 keV) for its estimation. Pneumatic Carrier Facility (PCF) of Dhruva reactor, BARC was used sample irradiation of zirconium oxide dry powder, synthetic wax and IAEA RMs 1515 (Apple leaves) and Lichen 336. (author)

  3. High temperature reactors

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    With the advent of high temperature reactors, nuclear energy, in addition to producing electricity, has shown enormous potential for the production of alternate transport energy carrier such as hydrogen. High efficiency hydrogen production processes need process heat at temperatures around 1173-1223 K. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), is currently developing concepts of high temperature reactors capable of supplying process heat around 1273 K. These reactors would provide energy to facilitate combined production of hydrogen, electricity, and drinking water. Compact high temperature reactor is being developed as a technology demonstrator for associated technologies. Design has been also initiated for a 600 MWth innovative high temperature reactor. High temperature reactor development programme has opened new avenues for research in areas like advanced nuclear fuels, high temperature and corrosion resistant materials and protective coatings, heavy liquid metal coolant technologies, etc. The paper highlights design of these reactors and their material related requirements

  4. Instrumentation for PSD-based neutron diffractometers at Dhruva reactor

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    S S Pande; S P Borkar; S Prafulla; V D Srivastava; A Behare; P K Mukhopadhyay; M D Ghodgaonkar; S K Kataria

    2004-08-01

    Linear position sensitive detectors (PSDs) are widely used to configure neutron diffractometers and other instruments. Necessary front-end electronics and a data acquisition system [1] is developed to cater to such instruments built around the Dhruva research reactor in BARC. These include three diffractometers with multiple PSDs and four with single PSD. The front-end electronics consists of high voltage units, preamplifiers [2], shaping amplifiers, ratio ADCs (RDC) [3]. The data acquisition system consists of an interface card and software. Commercially available hardware like temperature controller or stepper motor controller connected over GPIB or RS232 are also integrated in the data acquisition system. The data acquisition is automated so that it can continue unattended for control parameter like temperature, thus enabling optimum utilization of available beam time. The instrumentation is scalable and can be easily configured for various instrumental requirements. The front-end electronics and the data acquisition system are described here.

  5. Solid phase separation and ICP-OES/ICP-MS determination of rare earth impurities in nuclear grade uranium oxide

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    A simple, effective and low cost solid phase extraction procedure was standardized for the trace and ultra-trace level determination of rare earth impurities, such as, Ce, Dy, Sm, Gd, Eu, Er etc. which act as neutron poisons, in nuclear grade uranium oxide (U3O8 > 99.9% by weight). The method involves selective separation of these elements as their fluorides with the help of activated charcoal from major uranium matrix followed by determination by ICP-MS and high resolution ICP-OES. The residual uranium content of the solution was <10 μg/mL. The recovery of REEs ranges from 85 to 105%. The method was validated with nuclear grade uranium oxide standards CRM-I to CRM-V (BARC, Mumbai, India) in addition to some synthetic standards. The RSD of the method was ±12% (n = 3). (author)

  6. Applications of instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) for geological samples in AMD for uranium exploration programme

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    Full text: Non-destructive Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis has been used over last three decades in AMD for analysis of geological samples for estimation of Na, K, Ca, Sc, Cr, Fe, Co, Cu, Zn, Ga, As, Br, Zr, Ag, Sb, Cs, Ba, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Tm, Ho, Yb, Lu, Hf, Ta, W, Re, Os, Ir, Au, Th and U. The estimation has been done using various international standards. The irradiation of samples has been done in Cirus/Apsara Reactor in BARC, Mumbai. The measurement of desired gamma emission are carried out by Huge detector. The various geological samples from different parts of India are: 1. granites 2. charnokites 3. Basalts 4. Carbonatites 5. Xenotime 6. Monazite 7. Core samples 8. Black slabs. The efficiency modelling of HPGe detector was done using different sources and mathematical and statistical techniques. (author)

  7. Semiautomatic digital imaging system for cytogenetic analysis

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    The paper describes a digital image processing system, developed indigenously at BARC for size measurement of microscopic biological objects such as cell, nucleus and micronucleus in mouse bone marrow; cytochalasin-B blocked human lymphocytes in-vitro; numerical counting and karyotyping of metaphase chromosomes of human lymphocytes. Errors in karyotyping of chromosomes by the imaging system may creep in due to lack of well-defined position of centromere or extensive bending of chromosomes, which may result due to poor quality of preparation. Good metaphase preparations are mandatory for precise and accurate analysis by the system. Additional new morphological parameters about each chromosome have to be incorporated to improve the accuracy of karyotyping. Though the experienced cytogenetisist is the final judge; however, the system assists him/her to carryout analysis much faster as compared to manual scoring. Further, experimental studies are in progress to validate different software packages developed for various cytogenetic applications. (author)

  8. Synthesis and luminescence properties of KSrPO4:Eu2+ phosphor for radiation dosimetry

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    Palan, C. B.; Bajaj, N. S.; Omanwar, S. K.

    2016-05-01

    The KSrPO4:Eu phosphor was synthesized via solid state method. The structural and morphological characterizations were done through XRD (X-ray diffraction) and SEM (Scanning Electronic Microscope). Additionally, the photoluminescence (PL), thermoluminescence (TL) and optically Stimulated luminescence (OSL) properties of powder KSrPO4:Eu were studied. The PL spectra show blue emission under near UV excitation. It was advocated that KSrPO4:Eu phosphor not only show OSL sensitivity (0.47 times) but also gives faster decay in OSL signals than that of Al2O3:C (BARC) phosphor. The TL glow curve consist of two shoulder peaks and the kinetics parameters such as activation energy and frequency factors were determined by using peak shape method and also photoionization cross-sections of prepared phosphor was calculated. The radiation dosimetry properties such as minimum detectable dose (MDD), dose response and reusability were reported.

  9. Study of the response of a lithium yttrium borate scintillator based neutron rem counter by Monte Carlo radiation transport simulations

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    Sunil, C.; Tyagi, Mohit; Biju, K.; Shanbhag, A. A.; Bandyopadhyay, T.

    2015-12-01

    The scarcity and the high cost of 3He has spurred the use of various detectors for neutron monitoring. A new lithium yttrium borate scintillator developed in BARC has been studied for its use in a neutron rem counter. The scintillator is made of natural lithium and boron, and the yield of reaction products that will generate a signal in a real time detector has been studied by FLUKA Monte Carlo radiation transport code. A 2 cm lead introduced to enhance the gamma rejection shows no appreciable change in the shape of the fluence response or in the yield of reaction products. The fluence response when normalized at the average energy of an Am-Be neutron source shows promise of being used as rem counter.

  10. Behaviour of Structural Materials: India

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    Two buoyancy driven LBE loops have been set up in BARC to study corrosion effects of LBE on candidate structural materials for spallation target module; like SS-316 L, 316 LN, SS-304 L, 9Cr-1Mo etc. The larger loops getting ready would be ~ 7 metre high and its riser and downcomer legs would operate at 5500°C and 4500°C respectively. The buoyancy head is estimated to provide a LBE mass flow rate of 1.7kg/s. The flow velocity around the sample is ~0.6 m/s. Material samples exposed in an already operational smaller corrosion loop were being evaluated by Charpy and Tensile tests after exposing the samples for 2000 hours in the flow with oxygen control. Provision is also being made in this loop to enhance the LBE flow by gas injection

  11. Non-destructive assay of FBTR fuel pins as a tool for quality control

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    The FBTR fuel pins fabricated are subjected to different nondestructive inspection to ensure conformance to the stringent user specifications, required for optimum performance of these elements in the reactor. Nondestructive assay (NDA) techniques for estimating the quantities of special nuclear material are normally used for purposes of safeguards and security of nuclear material. These assay techniques have been developed for RMD, BARC for application in the inspection of FBTR fuel pins being fabricated for the FBTR, India. In order that these NDA techniques be applicable for purposes of quality control, the sensitivity and resolution of the radiometric techniques of gamma and neutron counting have been developed to provide accuracies of better than 2%. The NDA methods have been used to ensure the uniformity of enrichment of the fuel pellets in the fuel pin and to estimate the total element content in individual pins. This paper gives a brief description of the techniques and results of the large number of fuel pins assayed. (author)

  12. Recent neutron scattering research and development in India

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    S L Chaplot

    2006-07-01

    A national facility for neutron beam research is operated at the research reactor Dhruva at Trombay in India. The research activities involve various nanoscale structural, dynamical and magnetic investigations on materials of scientific interest and technological importance. Thermal neutron has certain special properties that enable, e.g., selective viewing of parts of an organic molecule, hydrogen or water in materials, investigations on minerals and ceramics, and microscopic and mesoscopic characterization of bulk samples. The national facility comprises of eight neutron-scattering spectrometers in the reactor hall, and another four spectrometers in the neutron-guide laboratory. In addition, a neutron radiography facility and a detector development laboratory are located at APSARA reactor. All the instruments including the detectors and electronics have been developed within BARC. A new powder diffractometer (PD-3) is being developed by UGC-DAE-CSR. The national facility is utilized in collaboration with various universities and other institutions.

  13. Quality assurance exercise for estimating low-levels of beta emitter (90Sr) in spiked soil matrix: results of an inter-laboratory studies

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    The results of two inter-laboratory proficiency tests (first ALMERA and MAPEP-98-W6) are summarized. Inter-laboratory studies are performed with different aims and consequently require different evaluation methods and statistical treatment. As a part of quality assurance (proficiency testing), EAD, BARC participated in the first ALMERA proficiency test organized by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the determination of α- and β - emitting radionuclides in soil matrix and solution and MAPEP organized by United State Department of Energy (USDOE) on the determination of 90Sr in 5% nitric acid solution. The results submitted by the laboratory were found to be in very good agreement with IAEA's and USDOE's target (spiked) values. (author)

  14. Key Comparison APMP.RI(I)-K2 of air kerma standards for the CCRI reference radiation qualities for low-energy x-rays, including a supplementary comparison for the ISO 4037 narrow spectrum series

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    An indirect comparison was performed between nine national standards for air kerma for the CCRI radiation qualities from 10 kV to 50 kV (APMP.RI(I)-K2) and for the ISO 4037 narrow spectrum series (15 kV and 40 kV). Among the nine institutes that participated in the comparison, seven institutes were APMP member laboratories. Three commercially available thin window parallel plate ionization chambers were used as transfer instruments and circulated among the participants. The pilot laboratory, the NMIJ/AIST, served also as the link to the corresponding BIPM.RI(I)-K2 comparison. The results show general agreement within the combined uncertainties, although certain results for Nuclear Malaysia, the BARC and the OAP show larger differences. (authors)

  15. Role of near threshold resonances in intermediate energy nuclear physics

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    B K Jain; N J Upadhyay

    2014-11-01

    The presence of a resonance close to the threshold strongly effects the dynamics of the interacting particles at low energies. Production of 12C, the element for life, in 4He burning in Sun is a classic example of such a situation. In intermediate energy nuclear physics, this situation arises in the interactions of an -meson with a nucleon and that of a −-meson with a proton at low energies, where both these systems have a resonance or a bound state near their thresholds, resulting in a strong attractive interaction. If putting these mesons in nuclear environment produces a strong attraction, it is possible that, in nature there may exist - and −-nuclear bound states. Such a tantalizing possibility has led to experimental and theoretical programmes to search for them. These efforts have produced positive results. This paper gives a brief critical overview of these studies, emphasizing especially the efforts led by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).

  16. Laser pulse heating of nuclear fuels for simulation of reactor power transients

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    C S Viswanadham; K C Sahoo; T R G Kutty; K B Khan; V P Jathar; S Anantharaman; Arun Kumar; G K Dey

    2010-12-01

    It is important to study the behaviour of nuclear fuels under transient heating conditions from the point of view of nuclear safety. To simulate the transient heating conditions occurring in the known reactor accidents like loss of coolant accident (LOCA) and reactivity initiated accident (RIA), a laser pulse heating system is under development at BARC, Mumbai. As a prelude to work on irradiated nuclear fuel specimens, pilot studies on unirradiated UO2 fuel specimens were carried out. A laser pulse was used to heat specimens of UO2 held inside a chamber with an optically transparent glass window. Later, these specimens were analysed by metallography and X-ray diffraction. This paper describes the results of these studies.

  17. Status report of 14 UD pelletron accelerator facility

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    The BARC- TIFR Pelletron Accelerator facility (PAF) has been working for the last eighteen years. Over the years performance has improved gradually. On an average sixty to seventy experiments of 3-5 days duration are carried out per year. In order to boost the energy of ion beam, a superconducting Linac project with eight modules each having four resonators was taken up. The project is nearing completion. Apart from basic research, accelerator is also being used for various applied programs. In order to keep machine time up various development programs have also been taken up. In this paper we will discuss in detail about present status of accelerator and in brief about future program. (author)

  18. Enhancement of genetic diversity in soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merril) through mutation techniques

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    Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merril) is one of the important oilseed crops of India. It shares nearly 37 percent of the total oil seeds produced in India and is cultivated over an estimated area of 8.87 million hectares with a production of around 9.46 million tonnes. A vast amount of genetic variability, of both quantitative and qualitative traits, has been generated through experimental mutagenesis. Two soybean varieties TAMS-38 and TAMS 98-21 have been developed and released for commercial cultivation by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). Both the varieties are becoming popular among the farmers in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra and were cultivated in more than 1 lakh hectares during the year 2006-2007. In this paper the role of mutation breeding in soybean improvement has been discussed. (author)

  19. Production of gaseous radiotracers for industrial applications.

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    Sharma, V K; Pant, H J; Goswami, Sunil; Jagadeesan, K C; Anand, S; Chitra, S; Rana, Y S; Sharma, Archana; Singh, Tej; Gujar, H G; Dash, Ashutosh

    2016-10-01

    This paper describes prerequisite tests, analysis and the procedure for irradiation of gaseous targets and production of gaseous radioisotopes i.e. argon-41 ((41)Ar) and krypton-79 ((79)Kr) in a 100MWTh DHRUVA reactor located at Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), Trombay, Mumbai, India. The produced radioisotopes will be used as radiotracers for tracing gas phase in industrial process systems. Various details and prequalification tests required for irradiation of gaseous targets are discussed. The procedure for regular production of (41)Ar and (79)Kr, and assay of their activity were standardized. Theoretically estimated and experimentally produced amounts of activities of the two radioisotopes, irradiated at identical conditions, were compared and found to be in good agreement. Based on the various tests, radiological safety analysis and standardization of the irradiation procedure, necessary approval was obtained from the competent reactor operating and safety authorities for regular production of gaseous radiotracers in DHRUVA reactor. PMID:27518216

  20. Automatic test equipment for C and I of compact LWR

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    The C and I of compact LWR consist of a wide variety of electronic modules. Testing of these modules manually was found to be very cumbersome. To ease the testing of these modules, Automatic Test Equipments (ATE) were developed jointly by BARC and ECIL. This paper describes the design of two ATEs for testing 69 types of modules. A power supply ATE was developed for 43 types of power supply modules of type AC-AC, AC-DC, DC-DC and signal conditioning modules. A VME ATE was developed to test 26 types of VME bus based and other microcontroller based non-bussed modules. These ATEs are used for the automated black box testing of modules by feeding power and control inputs and checking the outputs without operator intervention. This paper describes the important considerations in design and the major design challenges. (author)

  1. PREFACE: 5th DAE-BRNS Workshop on Hadron Physics (Hadron 2011)

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    Jyoti Roy, Bidyut; Chatterjee, A.; Kailas, S.

    2012-07-01

    The 5th DAE-BRNS Workshop on Hadron Physics was held at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai from 31 October to 4 November 2011. This workshop series, supported by the Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, Department of Atomic Energy (BRNS, DAE), Govt. of India, began ten years ago with the first one being held at BARC, Mumbai in October 2002. The second one was held at Puri in 2005, organized jointly by Institute of Physics, Bhubneswar and Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata. The 3rd and 4th ones took place, respectively, at Shantineketan in 2006, organized by Visva Bharati University, and at Aligarh in 2008, organized by Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. The aim of the present workshop was to bring together the experts and young researchers in the field of hadron physics (both experiment and theory) and to have in-depth discussions on the current research activities in this field. The format of the workshop was: a series of review lectures by various experts from India and abroad, the presentation of advanced research results by researchers in the field, and a review of major experimental programs being planned and pursued in major laboratories in the field of hadron physics, with the aim of providing a platform for the young participants for interaction with their peers. The upcoming international FAIR facility at GSI is a unique future facility for studies of hadron physics in the charm sector and hyper nuclear physics. The Indian hadron physics community is involved in this mega science project and is working with the PANDA collaboration on the development of detectors, simulation and software tools for the hadron physics programme with antiprotons at FAIR. A one-day discussion session was held at this workshop to discuss India-PANDA activities, the current collaboration status and the work plan. This volume presents the workshop proceedings consisting of lectures and seminars which were delivered during the workshop. We are thankful to

  2. Double handbag description of proton-antiproton annihilation into a heavy meson pair

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    Goritschnig, A T; Schweiger, W

    2012-01-01

    We propose to describe the process $ p \\bar{p} \\,\\to\\, \\bar{D^0} D^0$ in a perturbative QCD motivated framework where a double-handbag hard process $ u d \\bar u \\bar d \\to \\bar{c} c$ factorizes from transition distribution amplitudes, which are quasi forward hadronic matrix elements of $\\Psi_q \\Psi_q \\Psi_c $ operators, where q denotes light quarks and c denotes the heavy quark. We advocate that the charm-quark mass acts as the large scale allowing this factorization. We calculate this process in the simplified framework of the scalar diquark model and present the expected cross sections for the PANDA experiment at GSI-FAIR.

  3. Development of thyroid monitoring system for the measurement of 125I

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    Iodine-125 has gained wide acceptance in medical science for diagnosis and therapeutic applications. A considerable number of radiation workers of BARC and BRIT are involved in the production of 125I and preparation of radio immunoassay (RIA) kits to meet medical requirement of the country. A state of the art Thyroid Monitoring System incorporated with 51 mm diameter x 3 mm thick NaI(Tl) detector is developed for in-vivo monitoring of 125I in radiation workers handling this radioisotope. The developed system also has provision to accommodate variable body sizes (child to adult). This paper presents the different aspects of the system and its calibration using IAEA neck phantom for estimation of thyroidal content of 125I. (author)

  4. Performance evaluation of 352.21 MHz, 1 MW klystrons and circulators at high power pulsed test stand at RRCAT

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    A 1 MW pulsed test stand operating at 352.21 MHz was set up at RRCAT for tests and qualification of components and devices for the pulsed proton linac program. The test facility comprises of an indigenously built 100kV solid state bouncer modulator, WR 2300 waveguide system, high power circulator and high power RF load. The test facility has stand alone control system for taking the measurement data. We have used the test stand to qualify the 1 MW CW klystrons and circulators obtained from CERN under DAE CERN Collaboration for use in LEHIPA project of BARC and H- pulsed proton Linac at RRCAT. The present paper describes the test results of the qualifications done on the 1MW klystron and 1MW three port circulators for the LEHIPA project as well as for pulsed proton linac at RRCAT. (author)

  5. Real-time analysis of incident wave fields impact to harbor operation

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    Martínez Casanovas, Josep Maria

    2016-01-01

    Los espectros de oleaje son una herramienta básica para el cálculo realista de la agitación en. A la práctica, sin embargo, sólo se estudian una pequeña cantidad de estos oleajes porque el coste computacional asociado a todo el rango de variables de diseño resulta inabordable en puertos de tamaño medio-grande. Se propone una tesina que simule en tiempo real cualquier espectro realista. A través de una interfaz gráfica de usuario (GUI) en Matlab se evaluará el espectro para el puerto de Barce...

  6. Optimization of an indigenous thermal ionization mass spectrometer for field application in a fuel reprocessing plant

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    Reprocessing of spent fuels is an important step in the entire nuclear fuel cycle for a sustained nuclear energy programme in our country. Thermal ionization mass spectrometry (TIMS) has been recognized as the most reliable and suitable method for Input Accountability of plutonium and uranium in reprocessing plant. To meet this requirement, a thermal ionization mass spectrometer (TIMS-3) has been developed indigenously by TPPED, BARC, Mumbai, India and is installed at Accountability laboratory of KARP, Kalpakkam. Instrument has been designed based on user specifications which is in line with current generation commercial thermal ionization mass spectrometer. The objective of this present work is to evaluate performance characteristics of the instrument and optimize its capabilities to make it suitable for regular application in the reprocessing plant. Some of the performances of this instrument and the quality of analytical out-put has been already discussed. Present paper discusses the further works carried out in standardizing the instrument with various calibrations and arbitration

  7. Performance of Indian National Gamma Array (INGA) Coupled with a Fast Digital Data Acquisition System for Nuclear Structure Studies

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    The Indian National Gamma Array (INGA) is set up at TIFR-BARC accelerator facility, as a part of a national collaboration between different research Institutes and Universities. The array is designed for 24 Compton suppressed clover detectors providing around 5% photo-peak efficiency. Recently, a digital data acquisition system with 96 channels (based on Pixie-16 modules developed by XIA LLC) has been implemented for this Compton suppressed clover array. The digital system provides higher throughput, better energy resolution and better stability for the multi-detector Compton suppressed clover array compared to its previous conventional system with analog shaping. A number of nuclear spectroscopic experiments have been carried out using the array. The results from the initial in-beam experiments of the complete set-up will be discussed in this paper.

  8. Extraction of uranium from the concentrated brine rejected by integrated nuclear desalination plants

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    This work was carried out under the specific collaboration agreement between the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) from India and the Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (CEA) from France. This paper summarises first results of review and research on the possible extraction of uranium from the concentrated brine rejected by integrated nuclear desalination systems, which both partners are currently developing in the two organisations. Three innovative and efficient methods of uranium extraction have been proposed: 1) Resin grafted with calixarene: this method has the advantage of very high selectivity. Its performances, especially for large-scale extraction, still need further R and D and optimisation; 2) Magnetic separations: yet another method with high selectivity, easy separation and affording high degree of material recovery. The method, however, is in developmental stage; 3) Canal system with Braid adsorbents: high selectivity. Appears to be feasible in conjunction with existing technology. It would nonetheless require large amounts of adsorbents and adequate infrastructure. (authors)

  9. RF control system for 400 keV RFQ

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    An RF control system has been developed for the 400 keV, 350 MHz RFQ coming up at BARC. This single cavity system consists of the functionalities of amplitude stabilization and frequency tracking for both continuous and pulsed mode of operation. The amplitude stabilization is implemented by modulating the attenuation across a fast modulator placed in the drive path. The frequency tracking is achieved by driving the FM port of a signal generator with a signal proportional to the phase shift across the resonator. The whole system is under computer control via CAMAC hardware. The paper describes the system architecture, housing and wiring of the system in a single instrumentation rack and development and testing of computer control. (author)

  10. Technology for production of shelf stable fruit cubes

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    A technology has been developed for the production of intermediate moisture fruit cubes using a combination of osmotic dehydration and infrared drying. Fruits like pineapple, papaya, mango, banana and apple can be successfully converted into intermediate moisture products in the form of fruit cubes using this technology. The fruit cubes can blend very well as natural nutritious supplements with breakfast cereals and in certain food preparations like ice creams, milk shakes, jellies and custards. The product is microbiologically safe for consumption and can be stored at ambient storage condition for more than six months. This technology is an effective alternative for post harvest processing and preservation of ripened fruits. Fruit jam is an additional by-product generated by the process. This technology has been transferred to TT and CD, BARC

  11. Design, fabrication, RF test at 2 K of 1050MHz, β=0.49 single cell large and fine grain niobium cavity

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    Mondal, J.; Ciovati, G.; Kneisel, P.; Mittal, K. C.; Myneni, G. R.

    2011-11-01

    BARC is developing a technology for the accelerator driven subcritical system (ADSS) that will be mainly utilized for the transmutation of nuclear waste and enrichment of U233. Design and prototyping of a superconducting medium velocity cavity has been taken up as a part of the ADSS project. The cavity design for β = 0.49, f = 1050 MHz has been optimized to minimize the peak electric and magnetic fields, with a goal of 5 MV/m of accelerating gradient at a Q > 5 × 109 at 2 K. After the design optimization, two single cell cavities were fabricated from polycrystalline (RRR > 200) and large grain (RRR > 96) Niobium material. The cavities have been tested at 2 K in a vertical cryostat at Jefferson Lab and both achieved the performance specifications.

  12. Annual report 2005-2006

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    Research and development and other activities of the various constituent units of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and also of the institution aided by DAE for the year 2005-2006 are reported. The various constituents units of DAE consist of nuclear research centres, nuclear power stations, fuel reprocessing and heavy water plants, nuclear fuel fabrication facilities, electronic and instrumentation production organisations, atomic mineral processing units and other nuclear installations. The activities of DAE cover the whole gamut of nuclear fuel cycle, research and development in nuclear science and reactor technology, applications of radiation and radioisotopes, radiation protection, research and development in front line areas such as robotics, lasers, mathematics and computational sciences. International research collaborations like CERN-DAE collaboration were completed by BARC. These activities are described broadly under: executive summary, nuclear power programme, radiation technologies and applications, basic research, research education linkage, technology transfer, and collaborative programmes, infrastructure, public sector undertakings and other activities

  13. Annual report 2004-2005

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    Research and development and other activities of the various constituent units of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and also of the institution aided by DAE for the year 2004-2005 are reported. The various constituents units of DAE consist of nuclear research centres, nuclear power stations, fuel reprocessing and heavy water plants, nuclear fuel fabrication facilities, electronic and instrumentation production organisations, atomic mineral processing units and other nuclear installations. The activities of DAE cover the whole gamut of nuclear fuel cycle, research and development in nuclear science and reactor technology, applications of radiation and radioisotopes, radiation protection, research and development in front line areas such as robotics, lasers, mathematics and computational sciences. International research collaborations like CERN-DAE collaboration were completed by BARC. These activities are described broadly under: executive summary, nuclear power programme, radiation technologies and applications, basic research, research education linkage, technology transfer, and collaborative programmes, infrastructure, public sector undertakings and other activities

  14. Annual report of the Department of Atomic Energy, 1976-77

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    Research and development work in various research units, and activities and achievements of various public undertakings of the Department of Atomic Energy, India, during 1976-77 are reported. Construction of the 100 MW-thermal research reactor at Trombay and the Fast Breeder Test Reactor at Kalpakkam is in progress. Work on desalination, MHD and in seismology in continued. Report on performance of the Tarapur and Rajasthan Atomic Power Stations and progress of construction of the nuclear power stations at Kalpakkam and Narora is given. Fuelling machine carriage and shielding and plug assemblies for the second unit of the Rajasthan Atomic Power Station have been indigenously fabricated. A novel technique for prospecting nuclear minerals, termed as BARC-TEFUREX has been evolved and is being used successfully. The country-wide radiological protection programme covers 42,000 radiation workers in 2,280 institutions. (M.G.B.)

  15. Single vial kit formulation for preparation of PET radiopharmaceutical: 68Ga-DOTATOC

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    The aim of the study was to establish a cost effective and facile method for preparation of clinical grade 68Ga-DOTATOC for PET imaging of neuroendocrine tumors. Kit for peptide conjugate, DOTATOC was formulated under sterile conditions. Radiolabeling with 68Ga eluted from novel 68Ge/68Ga BARC generator was optimized and complex was characterized by PC and HPLC. Consistency in 68Ga labeling using kit vials was achieved when tested up to three months. Pharmacokinetics of 68Ga-DOTATOC was studied in small animals. Fast clearance of activity via renal route as reported for 68Ga-DOTATOC peptide was observed. Clinical application of 68Ga-DOTATOC was also demonstrated. (author)

  16. Revamping of control and instrumentation and commissioning and operating experience of pneumatic carrier facility of Dhruva Reactor

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    Dhruva is a 100 MWth research reactor, located at BARC Trombay. It has different facilities for medium and long-term irradiation of samples for research, medical and industrial applications. Self serve and tray rod facilities are for medium term and long-term irradiation of samples ranging from few hours to days or years. However for short-term irradiation of samples of the order of few seconds to few minutes Pneumatic Carrier Facility (PCF) is used. In PCF the capsule (carrying sample) is sent into reactor core and retrieved back by pneumatic force to the experiment room, after elapse of required irradiation time. This paper describes the revamping of C and I systems, design, commissioning and operating experiences and different modifications incorporated based on safety committee recommendations and operating feed back. (author)

  17. Tradeoff between bleeding and stent thrombosis in different dual antiplatelet therapy regimes

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    Jeger, Raban V; Pfisterer, Matthias E; Sørensen, Rikke;

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The tradeoff between stent thrombosis (ST) and major bleeding (MB) of 12- versus 6-month dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after coronary stent implantation has not been clearly defined. METHODS: Definite/probable ST and MB (TIMI major and Bleeding Academic Research Consortium (BARC) ≥ 3......) were compared in 2 subsequent trials with similar inclusion criteria but different DAPT duration, that is, BASKET (6 months; n = 557) and BASKET-PROVE (12 months; n = 2,314), between months 0 to 6 (DAPT in both trials), 7 to 12 (DAPT in BASKET-PROVE only), and 13 to 24 (aspirin in both trials) using...... 22 survivors/10,000 patients treated over 2 years with prolonged DAPT. CONCLUSION: Despite overall low event rates, prolonged DAPT was associated with more MB during months 7 to 12 according to the interaction DAPT/period. Given the higher observed case fatality rates of ST versus MB, 12- versus 6...

  18. Design, development and installation of programmable timing control system for LEHIPA

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    All accelerators require timing system for coherent and synchronous operation. Programmable Timing Control (PTC) system has been developed at Electronics Division, BARC to ensure synchronous operation of different sub-systems of LEHIPA such as ECR Ion source, DLLRF, Klystron, BPM etc. PTC is a 6U Compact PCI (CPCI) based system for generation of timing signals for pulse and continuous wave operation of LEHIPA. The system provides synchronous pulses with programmable On/Off time (1usec to 20sec) and phase delay (5nsec to 1sec). The outputs pulses are synchronized with RF reference frequency of 352 MHz. The system generates six outputs for providing TTL timing signals to different beam-line systems. The system has been installed and tested with Ion Source at LEHIPA. The driver for the system has been developed in QNX. This paper discusses the design philosophy and test results of PTC system. (author)

  19. Radiochemistry in India. A saga of five decades

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    Radiochemistry in India essentially blossomed under the auspices of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) for the last 55 years or so. Major activities in this area are centred at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (BARC) and Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam (IGCAR). Though there were several centers of excellence which were established by renowned radiochemists during the 1960s at the academic institutions in different parts of the country and nurtured by their close associates during the eighties and nineties, their glamour did not last long and only very few have sustained the challenges presented by social and technological upheaval of last five decades. Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), an organ of DAE has been in the forefront for promotion of education and research in nuclear sciences at academic institutions. It sponsors symposia in Nuclear and Radiochemistry (NUCAR), Nuclear Analytical Chemistry (NAC) and Applications of Radioisotopes in Chemistry, Environment and Biology (ARCEB) which are organized periodically to provide a platform for interaction of the radiochemists within and outside DAE. A professional body, viz. Indian Association of Nuclear Chemists and Allied Scientists (IANCAS), formed in early eighties at BARC, Mumbai has been spearheading the campaign to popularize the subject of radiochemistry in schools and colleges through workshops and publishing monographs and thematic bulletins regularly in the area of interest to the radiochemists. During the last five decades, radiochemistry programme at BARC has centered around attaining excellence in basic research utilizing radiations and radioisotopes to unravel various nuclear and chemical phenomena, related to actinides and fission products. This programme encompassed a number of research and development areas such as nuclear fission, nuclear reactions, nuclear probes for materials study, nuclear and chemical properties of actinides, actinide spectroscopy

  20. IAEA-MEL intercomparison exercise for determination of trace elements in marine sediment IAEA 457

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    Analytical Chemistry Division has participated in IAEA 457 inter-laboratory comparison organized by International Atomic Energy Agency’s Marine Environmental studies Laboratory (MEL) in Monaco. This report describes the analysis procedure followed and discusses the laboratory performance report received from IAEA MEL. The target elements were determined by Neutron Activation Analysis, Atomic Absorption Spectrometry and Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence techniques. The Z-score of the elements indicated that the values for Ag, Al, As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Zn, and Pb are within -2 < Z < 2 range and that of V is within -3 < Z < 3. The result is in good agreement with the central data and bear testimony to the QA/QC measures adopted at ACD, BARC. (author)

  1. Performance evaluation of indigenous thermal ionization mass spectrometer for determination of 235U/238U atom ratios

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    A magnetic sector based Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer (TIMS) designed and developed at Technical Physics Division, B.A.R.C., was evaluated for its performance for the determination of 235U/238U atom ratios in uranium samples. This consisted of evaluating the precision and accuracy on the 235U/238U atom ratios in various isotopic reference materials as well as indigenously generated uranium samples. The results obtained by the indigenous TIMS were also compared with those obtained using a commercially available TIMS system. The internal and external precision were found to be around 0.1% for determining 235U/238U atom ratios close to those of natural uranium ( i.e. 0.00730). (author)

  2. Development of liquid poison injection system (SDS-2) for 500 MWe PHWRs

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    A secondary shut-down system (SDS-2) in the form of a mecahnism for introducing poison into the moderator of the PHWR is under development in Reactor Engineering Division of BARC. The system, as conceived, consists of a tank containing pressurised helium connected to poison tanks through quick opening solenoid valves. The tanks are connected to horizontal injection tubes in the calandria. On system actuation, gadolinium nitrate solution from the tanks passes to the injection tubes which have a number of holes through which the poison enters the moderator. This report details the development work being done on this poison injection system. An experimental facility was set up to measure the poison jet growth rate and the jet spread after injection, and mathematical models were developed to convert the observed jets into reactivity worth values. A description of the work and the computed results are presented. (author). 21 graphs. , 15 tabs

  3. Comparative study of i-line and DUV lithography for 0.35 um and beyond

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    Samarakone, Nandasiri; Chang, Wayne H.; Tandberg, Erik; Elliot, Christina; Wang, Timothy Y.

    1995-05-01

    New I-line resists are claimed to be usable at 0.35 micrometers design rules. We have examined the suitability of several such materials (JSR IX750, Sumitomo PFi-38a, OCG RX64I) for this purpose and compared them with our production 0.5 micrometers resist, JSR IX700. A variety of criteria have been used, including the measured focus exposure windows at e-min and e-max, DOF vs. CD for grouped and isolated lines as well as contacts, linearity, and proximity response as a function of pitch. A limited study has been done on the impact of embedded phase shift reticles on printing small geometry contacts. We report upon the process improvements observed with two different reticle transmissions, their impact on isofocal bias, as well as the issue of sidelobe formation. Proponents of DUV claim that modern DUV materials exhibit significant advantages in terms of process window and more over are applicable to smaller geometries without the need for supplementary techniques such as phase shifting or modified illumination. In this study, we have examined the performance of a number of DUV materials (BASF ST3.5, OCG ARCH, JSR KRFL2 and an as yet experimental JSR resists) on ASM-L and Nikon excimer laser steppers. Limited results were also obtained using Shipley 2408 and dyed XP-9444 (0.8) on the SVG Micrascan II. Our studies conclude with a comparison of the CD swing observed over a variety of chemically mechanically planarized steps. This has been done for selected I-line and DUV resists with the aid of a TAR or BARC or as in the case of the broad band SVG system either a BARC or a dyed resist.

  4. Preliminary socioeconomic and community planning studies

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    The timing of resettlement on Bikini Atoll and the nature of a master plan to guide construction of a new community depend on four critical determinants which are not yet definitively known. The Bikini Atoll Rehabilitation Committee (BARC) and its consultants have been addressing three of these: a. How long it will take to restore Bikini Island, which will be the main settlement area, to a habitable state. The methods under investigation by BARC for decontaminating the island might be considered as alternatives or, possibly in combination. They vary considerably, not only with respect to cost, but also with respect to important factors such as: - how long it will take to decontaminate the island (i.e. to reduce radiation to levels acceptable within Federal standards), - the necessity of removing existing vegetation and the time and effort needed to restore environment and vegetation to a state sufficient to support a new community at a reasonable standard of amenity, - requirements for repeated or continual application of decontamination procedures (and associated risks), and - implications for potential constraints on the lifestyle of the people who resettle on Bikini Island. b. Adequacy of water resources (groundwater and rainwater catchment potential) on Bikini and Eneu Islands to support both revegetation as necessary, and a new community. c. The likely state of the Bikini people (size of the population, location(s), living conditions, financial commitments, etc.) at the time their atoll is ready for resettlement. d. The judgment and wishes of the Bikini people regarding a community plan in light of all the foregoing factors, once they become known

  5. Design of 22-way coaxial power combiner for 20 kW solid state amplifier and 6-1/8″ to N type adapter using CST microwave studio

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    A 20 kW, 325 MHz solid state amplifier is being developed in BARC for Fermi Lab collaboration. It is proposed to combine 22 RF amplifiers to get output power of 20 kW. For this purpose a 22 way coaxial power combiner has been designed using CST microwave studio. This combiner is based on Wilkinson combining technology. The inner conductor of the combiner is split into 22 equal plates. Each plate has 1-5/8 flange at input port. These plates are connected to a common disc. The combined output is a 3-1/8 flanged port. The return loss obtained at the combined port is better than 28 dB indicating a very good match. The transmission from the combined port to each split port is about -13.5 dB representing a low insertion loss and equal split. The return loss each of the split port is obtained by simultaneous excitation of each port. The return loss at each port is better than 26 dB. Fabrication of the combiner is under process. The material used for inner conductor will be ETP copper and outer conductor will be made of aluminium. Along with the above design a separate design of 6-1/8″ to N type adapter has been completed in CST microwave studio. A number of these adapters will be used for high power waveguide load characterization which is being developed in BARC. The return loss at each port is better than 30 dB and insertion loss is less than 0.05 dB. Fabrication of these adapters is under process. (author)

  6. Low temperature vacuum evaporation process for sea water desalination using waste heat from PHWRs

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    Most of the nuclear reactors in India are of the PHWR type and use natural uranium oxide (UO2) as fuel. Heavy water (D2O) is used as the coolant and moderator. About 40 and 100 MW(th) waste heat are available in the moderator system of 220 and 500 MW(e) PHWRs, respectively. A significant part of this waste heat can be utilized for sea water desalination, producing fresh water in the coastal nuclear power stations. Coastal regions generally face water scarcity problems and normally do not have any source of good quality water. The available raw waters have a higher salt content, leading to a high production cost for makeup demineralized (DM) water. A scheme has been suggested that produces up to 1000 t/d of pure water by sea water desalination using the waste heat of the D2O moderator in a 500 MW(e) coastal PHWR to meet the makeup DM water requirements of the power station. The low temperature vacuum evaporation (LTE) deserting system, using the waste heat of the D2O moderator for producing low cost pure water from sea water, is discussed. The technical specifications and performance of the 30 t/d LTE desalination plant set up and operated at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) are presented. Also discussed is the performance of a water jet ejector for creating and maintaining the vacuum in the system and for pumping out the concentrated brine from the evaporator system. Details are given of a proposed 15 t/d LTE desalination pilot plant coupled to a nuclear research reactor (CIRUS) at BARC, utilizing part of the waste heat of the reactor coolant for conducting an immediate practical demonstration. (author)

  7. Bikini Atoll Rehabilitation Committee Report no. 5 Status March 31, 1987. Submitted to the U.S. Congress, House and Senate Committees on Interior Appropriations, pursuant to House Report 99-1002 and Public Law 99-500. Department of Interior Account no. 14X0414/TT-1580X08, Washington, DC

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    The principal findings of Report No. 5, Bikini Atoll Rehabilitation Committee, March 31, 1987, are as follows: (1) Three principal methods for contamination control are under study at Bikini Atoll: removal of top soil, treatment of soil with potassium salt, and treatment by irrigation with sea water. The latter two should be cheaper and ecologically superior to excavation. All three methods have reduced the uptake of cesium-137 by coconuts and vegetables. (2) It is encouraging to report that in one sea water trial the beneficial effect has lasted for at least 1.6 years after treatment. Third-year results from the experiment should become available this year. (3) Various trials are under way to determine optimum treatment schedules (amount of agent per treatment, frequency of treatments) and the duration of the effects thereby engendered. Some schedules include more than one type of treatment. Initial results from these trials are becoming available during the present year. Until such detailed information is available and securely established, specific recommendations for a rehabilitation program should not be made. (4) It is now thought that the active agent in sea water is the sodium ion. Cation equivalency tests which take into account potassium, sodium and magnesium are under way. (5) As reported previously, Eneu may be settled now. BARC recommends that after Governmental review and possible modification, the conceptual designs now available be developed for engineering purposes to permit rehabilitation logistics and construction to get under way. (6) On the basis of the findings thus far, and making 'reasonable' assumptions about the construction costs of community facilities, BARC estimates that the total rehabilitation costs will lie in the range of $55 to $90 million. Most of the range is due to uncertainty regarding the decontamination program. (author)

  8. Measurement of internal diameter of pressure tubes in pressurized heavy water reactors using ultrasonics

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    The Pressure Tube in Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) undergoes dimensional changes due to the effects of creep and growth as it is subjected to high pressure and temperature, which causes Pressure Tubes to permanently increase in length and diameter and to sag because of weight of fuel and coolant (heavy water) contained in it. These dimensional changes are due to prolonged stresses under high temperature and radiation. Pressure Tube stresses are evaluated for both beginning and end of life for accounting the Pressure Tube dimensional changes that occur during its design life. At the beginning of life, the initial wall thickness and un-irradiated material properties are applied. At the end of life, Pressure Tube diameter and length increases, while wall thickness decreases. Material strength also increases during that period. The increase in Pressure Tube diameter results in squeezing of garter spring spacer between the pressure and calandria Tubes. It also causes unacceptable heat removal from the fuel due to an increased amount of primary coolant that bypasses the fuel bundles. This reduces the critical channel power at constant flow. Hence the periodic monitoring of pressure Tube diameter is important for these reasons. This is also required as per the applicable codes and standards for In-Service Inspection of PHWRs. Mechanical measurement from ID of the Tube during periodic monitoring is not practically feasible due to high radiation and inaccessibility. This necessitates the development of NDT technique using Ultrasonics for periodic in-situ measurement of ID of pressure Tubes with a BARC made remotely operated drive system called BARCIS (BARC Channel Inspection system). The development of Ultrasonic based ID measurement techniques and their actual applications in PHWRs Pressure tubes are being discussed in this paper. (author)

  9. Experience in the application of the IAEA QA code and guides to the manufacture of nuclear reactor components

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    India has made considerable progress in the indigenous manufacture of 'Quality' nuclear reactor components. All activities associated with the development of atomic energy from mining of strategic minerals to the design, construction, and operation of nuclear power plants including supporting research and development efforts are mainly carried out by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). Through the sustained efforts of DAE, the major industries, both in public and private sectors supplying nuclear components have now adopted the practice of systematic quality assurance (QA). The stringent QA steps are mandatory for achieving the desired quality in the manufactured nuclear components. Control blades for BWRs are now indigenously manufactured by the Atomic Fuels Division (AFD) of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), a constituent unit of DAE. For the Project Dhruva, a 100 MW(th) nuclear reactor, constructed at BARC, Trombay, Bombay, an independent cell was formed to carry out quality audit on the manufactured components. The components were designed, fabricated, inspected and tested to the desired quality level. The QA activities were enforced from the procurement of raw materials to the audit of the completed component for monitoring the manufacturer's continued compliance with the design. The major components of Dhruva, viz. calandria, end-shield, coolant channels, heat exchangers, etc., were covered under these quality audit activities. The paper highlights the QA programme implemented in the manufacture of control blades for BWRs, illustrated with a typical example, the end-shield for Dhruva. The authors consider that the recommendations and guidelines provided in the documents 50-SG-QA3, 50-SG-QA8, 50-SG-QA10, etc., were useful in providing a formal and systematic framework, under which various quality assurance functions have been carried out

  10. Training programmes in India for safety and security of radioactive sources

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    Full text: The IAEA basic safety standards, for the first time brought into focus the requirement of security of radioactive sources. Many countries reported incidents relating to missing sources and orphan sources in international conferences. It was felt by the concerned authorities in India that while the regulatory infrastructure currently in place in India was adequate, a training program for the concerned public functionaries would ensure effective implementation of regulations relating to the safety and security of radioactive sources. For this purpose a two-day workshop was organized jointly by the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) and the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). The participants in the workshop were the representatives of customs, police, airport authorities, port trusts, border security force, coastguards and civil defense. The participants discussed the problems in all its dimensions and recognized the need for a specific module of training program for the concerned public authorities. The course content was also discussed in the workshop. The National Academy for Customs, Excise and Narcotics (NACEN) with branches in all the four major metropolitan cities came forward to organize the program in their academy branches. Representatives of BARC have conducted two training courses in Mumbai, one in New Delhi and one in Calcutta. The program included (a) lectures an basic principles of radiation protection and regulatory requirements, (b) demonstration of an incident involving a missing/ orphan source and (c) discussions. Over 100 persons have undergone the workshops. It is recommended that this module relating to safety and security of radioactive sources be integrated with the other modules of the training courses conducted periodically by the various government agencies. (author)

  11. The Indian high temperature reactor programme

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    Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), in India, is currently developing concepts of high temperature nuclear reactors capable of supplying process heat at a temperature around 873-1273K. These nuclear reactors are being developed with the objective of providing energy to facilitate combined production of hydrogen, electricity, and drinking water. Under the programme, currently India is developing a Compact High Temperature Reactor (CHTR) as a technology demonstrator for associated technologies. CHTR is mainly 233U-thorium fuelled, lead-bismuth cooled and beryllium oxide moderated reactor. This reactor, initially being developed to generate about 100 kW(th) power, will have a core life of around 15 years and will have several advanced passive safety features to enable its operation as compact power pack in remote areas not connected to the electrical grid. The reactor is being designed to operate at 1273K, to facilitate demonstration of technologies for high temperature process heat applications such as hydrogen production by splitting water through high efficiency thermo-chemical process. Molten lead based coolant has been selected for the reactor so as to achieve a higher level of safety. For this reactor, developmental work in the areas of fuel, structural materials, coolant technologies, and passive systems are being done in BARC. Experimental facilities are being set up to demonstrate associated technologies. In parallel, design work has been initiated for the development of a 600 MW(th) High Temperature Reactor for commercial hydrogen production by high temperature thermo-chemical water splitting processes. Technologies being developed for CHTR would be utilized for the development of this reactor. Various analytical studies have been carried out in order to compare different options as regards fuel configuration and coolants. Initial studies carried out indicate selection of pebble bed reactor configuration with either lead or molten salt-based cooling by

  12. Definition of Soybean Genomic Regions That Control Seed Phytoestrogen Amounts

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    Full Text Available Soybean seeds contain large amounts of isoflavones or phytoestrogens such as genistein, daidzein, and glycitein that display biological effects when ingested by humans and animals. In seeds, the total amount, and amount of each type, of isoflavone varies by 5 fold between cultivars and locations. Isoflavone content and quality are one key to the biological effects of soy foods, dietary supplements, and nutraceuticals. Previously we had identified 6 loci (QTL controlling isoflavone content using 150 DNA markers. This study aimed to identify and delimit loci underlying heritable variation in isoflavone content with additional DNA markers. We used a recombinant inbred line (RIL population ( n=100 derived from the cross of “Essex” by “Forrest,” two cultivars that contrast for isoflavone content. Seed isoflavone content of each RIL was determined by HPLC and compared against 240 polymorphic microsatellite markers by one-way analysis of variance. Two QTL that underlie seed isoflavone content were newly discovered. The additional markers confirmed and refined the positions of the six QTL already reported. The first new region anchored by the marker BARC-Satt063 was significantly associated with genistein ( P=0.009 , R 2 =29.5% and daidzein ( P=0.007 , R 2 =17.0% . The region is located on linkage group B2 and derived the beneficial allele from Essex. The second new region defined by the marker BARC-Satt129 was significantly associated with total glycitein ( P=0.0005 , R 2 =32.0% . The region is located on linkage group D1a+Q and also derived the beneficial allele from Essex. Jointly the eight loci can explain the heritable variation in isoflavone content. The loci may be used to stabilize seed isoflavone content by selection and to isolate the underlying genes.

  13. A rapid radio-bioassay method for strontium estimation in nuclear/radiological emergencies

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    Strontium (Sr) is a by-product of the nuclear fission of uranium and plutonium in nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. It is an important radionuclide in spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste and is considered as one of the most hazardous constituents of nuclear wastes. Also during a nuclear/radiological emergency, workers as well as members of the public may get internally contaminated with Sr. Hence, a truly rapid radio-bioassay method will be needed to screen a large number of people for assessment of internal contamination and facilitate decision making on subsequent medical intervention. The current precipitation method used at Bioassay Lab., BARC, Trombay is quite lengthy and laborious. Efforts are being made to optimize bioassay methods at BARC using solid extraction chromatography (SEC) technique for emergency response. The present work reports standardization of SEC using Sr-Spec (Sr-Specific, make Eichrom Technologies, Darien, Illinois, USA) resin for rapid estimation of Sr in urine samples. Adsorbed Sr is eluted from the resin using 0.05M HNO3, precipitated as carbonate and estimated using a low background gas flow Geiger-Müller counter (make ECIL, Hyderabad, India). The average recovery of stable Sr is ∼ 80% and comparable to radioactive recovery observed in spiked samples. The minimum detectable activity (MDA) achieved by this technique is ∼ 4 mBq/mL for 90Sr that is well below the required generic emergency action level of 19 Bq for 20 mL urine sample. The advantage of this method is its simplicity, fast turnaround time and an increase in the sample throughput. (author)

  14. Department of Atomic Energy, annual report, 1980-81

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    The annual report of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) of the Government of India for the period of the fiscal year 1980-81 surveys the work of DAE, its various constituent units and aided institutions. The main thrust of the DAE's programme in the country is directed towards peaceful uses of atomic energy - primarily for generation of electric power and also for application of radioisotopes and radiation in medicine, agriculture, and industry. The research and development (R and D) activities of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) at Bombay, the major R and D establishment of DAE, in the fields of nuclear physics, solid state physics, chemistry and materials science, isotope and radiation applications, reactor technology and radioactive waste management are described in detail. The R and D activities of the Reactor Research Centre at Kalpakkam and the aided institutions such as the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and the Tata Memorial Centre, both at Bombay, and the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics at Calcutta are reviewed in brief. Progress of the MHD project, the heavy water plant projects, the thermal research reactor R-5 project at BARC and nuclear power plant projects at Narora and Kalpakkam is surveyed. Performance of industrial production units such as nuclear power stations at Tarapur and Kota, the Nuclear Fuel Complex at Hyderabad, Atomic Minerals Division, ISOMED - the radiation sterilisation plant for medical products, the Indian Rare Earths Ltd., the Electronics Corporation of India Ltd., and the Uranium Corporation of India Ltd., is reported. India's participation in the activities of the International Atomic Energy Agency and collaboration with other countries are also mentioned. (M.G.B.)

  15. Hydroxyl radical and NOx production rates, black carbon concentrations and light-absorbing impurities in snow from field measurements of light penetration and nadir reflectivity of onshore and offshore coastal Alaskan snow

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    France, J. L.; Reay, H. J.; King, M. D.; Voisin, D.; Jacobi, H. W.; Domine, F.; Beine, H.; Anastasio, C.; MacArthur, A.; Lee-Taylor, J.

    2012-07-01

    Photolytic production rates of NO, NO2 and OH radicals in snow and the total absorption spectrum due to impurities in snowpack have been calculated for the Ocean-Atmosphere-Sea-Ice-Snowpack (OASIS) campaign during Spring 2009 at Barrow, Alaska. The photolytic production rate and snowpack absorption cross-sections were calculated from measurements of snowpack stratigraphy, light penetration depths (e-folding depths), nadir reflectivity (350-700 nm) and UV broadband atmospheric radiation. Maximum NOx fluxes calculated during the campaign owing to combined nitrate and nitrite photolysis were calculated as 72 nmol m-2 h-1 for the inland snowpack and 44 nmol m-2 h-1 for the snow on sea-ice and snowpack around the Barrow Arctic Research Center (BARC). Depth-integrated photochemical production rates of OH radicals were calculated giving maximum OH depth-integrated production rates of ˜160 nmol m-2 h-1 for the inland snowpack and ˜110-120 nmol m-2 h-1 for the snow around BARC and snow on sea-ice. Light penetration (e-folding) depths at a wavelength of 400 nm measured for snowpack in the vicinity of Barrow and snow on sea-ice are ˜9 cm and 14 cm for snow 15 km inland. Fitting scaled HULIS (HUmic-LIke Substances) and black carbon absorption cross-sections to the determined snow impurity absorption cross-sections show a "humic-like" component to snowpack absorption, with typical concentrations of 1.2-1.5 μgC g-1. Estimates of black carbon concentrations for the four snowpacks are ˜40 to 70 ng g-1 for the terrestrial Arctic snowpacks and ˜90 ng g-1 for snow on sea-ice.

  16. Low level estimation of 1,4-dioxane in ambient air

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    The chemical, 1,4-dioxane does have much relevance with respect to Indian Nuclear Power Programme for counting of Tritium, which is mainly generated during the operation of nuclear research reactors and power reactors which use heavy water. Tritium analysis is routinely carried out at BARC. The scintillation solutions which are used for tritium counting, consist of mainly 1,4 dioxane and naphthalene along with minor concentration of PPO/POPOP. Each sample analysis generates about 10 ml of tritium contaminated spent scintillation liquid waste. Total generation rate of the waste in a typical PHWR reactor is about 2-3 m3 /year. Controlled incineration of scintillation liquids has been opted at BARC for the treatment of radioactive organic waste. Now that 1,4-dioxane has shown threat to human health and environment, it is important and necessary to know its levels (concentrations) in different environmental compartments to evaluate the risks associated with it. Standard methods are available for the measurement of 1,4-dioxane in air. Higher concentration can be estimated by direct analysis but estimation at lower levels (parts per billion-ppb) requires pre concentration prior to its analysis. Here an improved method that offers increased sensitivity has been used for determining lower levels of 1,4-dioxane. This report presents (1) the development of the methodology for the estimation of 1,4-dioxane at ppb levels using cryogenic pre-concentration and subsequent analysis by Gas Chromatograph with Electron Capture detector (GC-ECD) (2) techniques to check the incineration efficiency and release of 1,4-dioxane to the environment. The data generated by this study could be further used in the evaluation of risk. (author)

  17. PREFACE: International Symposium on Vacuum Science & Technology and its Application for Accelerators (IVS 2012)

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    Pandit, V. S.; Pal, Gautam

    2012-11-01

    clearly indicates that industry has advanced quite significantly. During the symposium, the Indian Vacuum Society honoured two distinguished personalities for their remarkable and significant contributions to the field of vacuum science and development of technology in the country. Awards were presented for both oral and poster papers during the symposium. A committee evaluated the scientific content and clarity of presentation of contributed papers. We believe that deliberations and discussions at the symposium will help gain a better understanding of the complicated and involved technology of vacuum science and be of benefit to scientists and technologists. Subimal Saha Convener Gautam Pal Co-Convener V S Pandit Secretary Surajit Pal Treasurer Conference photograph International Advisory Committee National Advisory Committee S BanerjeeDAE/IndiaR K Bhandari (Chairman)VECC Rockett AngusAVS/USAD L BandyopadhyayIVS A V Dadve CdrPfeiffer Vac /IndiaS B BhattIPR M Barma TIFR/IndiaK G BhushanBARC R K BhandariVECC/IndiaAlok ChakrabartiVECC R C BudhaniNPL, IndiaD P ChakravartyBARC Shekhar ChanderCEERI/IndiaTushar DesaiMumbai Univ S C ChetalIGCAR/IndiaR DeyVECC K L ChopraIIT Delhi/IndiaS C GadkariBARC Christian DayKIT/GermanyS K GuptaIUVSTA/India Kraemer DieterFAIR/GermanyShrikrishna GuptaBARC L M GantayatBARC/IndiaRajendra JatharAgilent Technologies R B GroverDAE, BARC/IndiaS N JoshiCEERI P D Gupta RRCAT/IndiaD KanjilalIUAC Szajman JakubVSA/AustraliaC MallikVECC R N JayarajNFC/IndiaS G MarkandeyaBRNS S KailasBARC/IndiaK C MittalBARC P K KawIPR/IndiaS NagarjunHHV Bangalore Lalit KumarMTRDC/IndiaK G M NairIGCAR Jean Larour Ecole/FranceGautam Pal (Co-convener)VECC Marminga LiaTRIUMF/CanadaSurajit Pal (Treasurer)VECC Shekhar MishraFermilab/USA V S Pandit (Secretary)VECC Ganapatirao MyneniJlab/USaR G PillayTIFR S V NarasaiahHHV/IndiaMohan PradeepNPL K RadhakrishnanISRO/IndiaY Ranga RaoVac Techniques A S Raja RaoIVS/IndiaR RanganathanSINP T RamasamiDST/IndiaSubimal Saha (Convener

  18. India

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    To start nuclear research in India, the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, was inaugurated in December 1945. The Atomic Energy Act was passed in April 1948 and to exploit the nuclear energy for the nation, the Atomic Energy Commission was constituted in August 1948. The Atomic Energy Commission started the Atomic Energy Establishment, Trombay (AEET) in January 1954. All scientists and engineers engaged in the fields of reactor design and development, instrumentation, metallurgy and material science, etc. were transferred along with their respective programme from TIFR to AEET to become an integral part of the newly created AEET. The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) was created in August 1954. After the death of H. Bhabha, AEET was renamed as Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in January 1967. No university in the country conducted any academic programme in nuclear engineering and science at the time the nuclear energy programme was started in India. In order to meet the manpower requirement for the atomic energy programme, AEET Training School (now called BARC Training School) was set up to train and recruit engineering and science graduates in to the DAE. Right from its inception in 1957, the Training School (TS) programme is of one year duration and continues to be the primary channel for recruiting engineers and scientists in DAE. However, though the TS continues to admit engineering graduates, the requirement for admission to the TS for science students is a post-graduate degree. Also, the TS programme is now called the Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates and Science Post Graduates (OCES) and has been expanded by opening the training schools at various locations for imparting specialized training in chosen areas of interest to DAE. The TS prepares the engineering and science student for the tasks of DAE but, till recently, it was not recognized with the award of any degree. The employees in DAE units used to register with

  19. Management of radioactive sources ensuring safety and security: The Indian scenario

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    Extending the benefits of radioisotopes and radiation technology to the common people has been a well recognized priority of the Indian atomic energy programme right from the stage of its inception about fifty years back. In areas of health care, industry, agriculture and research, steady support has been provided in a safe manner, keeping pace with international developments in this field. The Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology (BRIT), which was carved out of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) about sixteen years back, is responsible for supplying products and services to society based on the R and D activities carried out at BARC. A well established regulatory control system right from the initial stages has enabled the Department of Atomic Energy to serve society with an impeccable safety record established over the past several decades. In fact, the self-imposed regulatory programme was established in India even before such programmes were finalized in many other countries. The paper reports on sealed sources in use in India and the existing regulatory framework in India. It discusses the 'cradle to grave' concept of the management of the safety and security of radioactive sources including pre-licensing stage, the period during and after the useful life of sources. It describes the inventory of sealed sources, the awareness and training programme, the participation of India in IAEA's programme on the safety and security of radioactive sources, the import and export of radioactive sources and the emergency preparedness. It is concluded that India has in place a well maintained regulatory control system for ensuring the safety and security of radioactive sources. This fact has manifested itself in the overall safety record demonstrated over the years. As a responsible member of the community of users of radioactive sources working towards extending the benefit of the sources, India has played a proactive role in international forums in evolving the

  20. Phenomenological modeling of critical heat flux: The GRAMP code and its validation

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    Ahmad, M. [Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Islamabad (Pakistan); Chandraker, D.K. [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (India); Hewitt, G.F. [Imperial College, London SW7 2BX (United Kingdom); Vijayan, P.K. [Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (India); Walker, S.P., E-mail: s.p.walker@imperial.ac.uk [Imperial College, London SW7 2BX (United Kingdom)

    2013-01-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Assessment of CHF limits is vital for LWR optimization and safety analysis. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Phenomenological modeling is a valuable adjunct to pure empiricism. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer It is based on empirical representations of the (several, competing) phenomena. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Phenomenological modeling codes making 'aggregate' predictions need careful assessment against experiments. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The physical and mathematical basis of a phenomenological modeling code GRAMP is presented. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The GRAMP code is assessed against measurements from BARC (India) and Harwell (UK), and the Look Up Tables. - Abstract: Reliable knowledge of the critical heat flux is vital for the design of light water reactors, for both safety and optimization. The use of wholly empirical correlations, or equivalently 'Look Up Tables', can be very effective, but is generally less so in more complex cases, and in particular cases where the heat flux is axially non-uniform. Phenomenological models are in principle more able to take into account of a wider range of conditions, with a less comprehensive coverage of experimental measurements. These models themselves are in part based upon empirical correlations, albeit of the more fundamental individual phenomena occurring, rather than the aggregate behaviour, and as such they too require experimental validation. In this paper we present the basis of a general-purpose phenomenological code, GRAMP, and then use two independent 'direct' sets of measurement, from BARC in India and from Harwell in the United Kingdom, and the large dataset embodied in the Look Up Tables, to perform a validation exercise on it. Very good agreement between predictions and experimental measurements is observed, adding to the confidence with which the phenomenological model can be used. Remaining important uncertainties in the

  1. Bayes factors and the geometry of discrete hierarchical loglinear models

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    Letac, Gerard

    2011-01-01

    A standard tool for model selection in a Bayesian framework is the Bayes factor which compares the marginal likelihood of the data under two given different models. In this paper, we consider the class of hierarchical loglinear models for discrete data given under the form of a contingency table with multinomial sampling. We assume that the Diaconis-Ylvisaker conjugate prior is the prior distribution on the loglinear parameters and the uniform is the prior distribution on the space of models. Under these conditions, the Bayes factor between two models is a function of their prior and posterior normalizing constants. These constants are functions of the hyperparameters $(m,\\alpha)$ which can be interpreted respectively as marginal counts and the total count of a fictive contingency table. We study the behaviour of the Bayes factor when $\\alpha$ tends to zero. In this study two mathematical objects play a most important role. They are, first, the interior $C$ of the convex hull $\\bar{C}$ of the support of the m...

  2. Man machine interaction for operator information systems : a general purpose display package on PC/AT

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    Several operator information systems for nuclear plants have been developed at Reactor Control Division of BARC and these have involved extensive operator interaction to extract the maximum information from the systems. Each of these systems used a different scheme for operator interaction. A composite package has now been developed on PC/AT with EGA/VGA for use with any system to obviate the necessity to develop new software for each project. This permits information to be displayed in various formats viz. trend and history curves, tabular data, bar graphs and core matrix (both for 235 and 500 MWe cores). It also allows data to be printed and plotted using multi colour plotter. This package thus integrates all the features of the earlier systems. It also integrates the operator interaction scheme. It uses window based pull down menus to select parameters to be fed into a particular display format. Within any display format the operator has significant flexibility to modify the selected parameters using context dependent soft keys. The package also allows data to be retrieved in machine readable form. This report describes the various user friendly functions implemented and also the design of the system software. (author). 1 tab., 10 fig., 3 refs

  3. Simulations of SiPM based scintillation detector for PANDA

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    The Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) is a future project at GSI which will extend hadron physics studies up to the charm meson region using antiproton beams together with a state-of-the-art PANDA (acronym for antiProton ANnihilation at DArmstadt) detector. The physics aim, in a broader sense, is to address the fundamental problems of hadron physics and aspects of Quantum Chromo Dynamics (QCD) at low energies. The proposed work in India will consist of several parts: (i) development of a SiPM based scintillation tile hodoscope for TOF information, (ii) development of a luminosity detector (silicon strip detector), and (iii) simulation studies of these detectors design as well as physics case studies. The present paper reports the initial simulation studies that have been started at Nuclear Physics Division (NPD), BARC, on the silicon photomultiplier(SiPM) based fast scintillation detector (SciTil). The hardware development activities on this SciTil detector, that are also going on in parallel at NPD, has been reported in an another contribution to this proceedings

  4. Fuel performance analysis code 'FAIR'

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    For modelling nuclear reactor fuel rod behaviour of water cooled reactors under severe power maneuvering and high burnups, a mechanistic fuel performance analysis code FAIR has been developed. The code incorporates finite element based thermomechanical module, physically based fission gas release module and relevant models for modelling fuel related phenomena, such as, pellet cracking, densification and swelling, radial flux redistribution across the pellet due to the build up of plutonium near the pellet surface, pellet clad mechanical interaction/stress corrosion cracking (PCMI/SSC) failure of sheath etc. The code follows the established principles of fuel rod analysis programmes, such as coupling of thermal and mechanical solutions along with the fission gas release calculations, analysing different axial segments of fuel rod simultaneously, providing means for performing local analysis such as clad ridging analysis etc. The modular nature of the code offers flexibility in affecting modifications easily to the code for modelling MOX fuels and thorium based fuels. For performing analysis of fuel rods subjected to very long power histories within a reasonable amount of time, the code has been parallelised and is commissioned on the ANUPAM parallel processing system developed at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). (author). 37 refs

  5. X-real-time executive (X-RTE) an ultra-high reliable real-time executive for safety critical systems

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    With growing number of application of computers in safety critical systems of nuclear plants there has been a need to assure high quality and reliability of the software used in these systems. One way to assure software quality is to use qualified software components. Since the safety systems and control systems are real-time systems there is a need for a real-time supervisory software to guarantee temporal response of the system. This report describes one such software package, called X-Real-Time Executive (or X-RTE), which was developed in Reactor Control Division, BARC. The report describes all the capabilities and unique features of X-RTE and compares it with a commercially available operating system. The features of X-RTE include pre-emptive scheduling, process synchronization, inter-process communication, multi-processor support, temporal support, debug facility, high portability, high reliability, high quality, and extensive documentation. Examples have been used very liberally to illustrate the underlying concepts. Besides, the report provides a brief description about the methods used, during the software development, to assure high quality and reliability of X-RTE. (author). refs., 11 figs., tabs

  6. VBMC: a formal verification tool for VHDL program

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    The design of Control and Instrumentation (C and I) systems used in safety critical applications such as nuclear power plants involves partitioning of the overall system functionality into sub-parts and implementing each sub-part in hardware and/or software as appropriate. With increasing use of programmable devices like FPGA, the hardware subsystems are often implemented in Hardware Description Languages (HDL) like VHDL. Since the functional bugs in such hardware subsystems used in safety critical C and I systems have serious consequences, it is important to use rigorous reasoning to verify the functionalities of the HDL models. This report describes the design of a software tool named VBMC (VHDL Bounded Model Checker). The capability of this tool is in proving/refuting functional properties of hardware designs described in VHDL. VBMC accepts design as a VHDL program file, functional property in PSL, and verification bound (number of cycles of operation) as inputs. It either reports that the design satisfies the functional property for the given verification bound or generates a counterexample providing the reason of violation. In case of satisfaction, the proof holds good for the verification bound. VBMC has been used for the functional verification of FPGA based intelligent I/O boards developed at Reactor Control Division, BARC. (author)

  7. Studies on mutagenic effectiveness and efficiency of gamma rays and its effect on quantitative traits in finger millet (Eleusine coracana L. Gaertn

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    Full Text Available Dry seeds (12% moisture of two finger millet cultivar viz., Dapoli-1 and Dapoli Safed were irradiated with four doses of gamma-rays viz., 400 Gy, 500 Gy, 600 Gy and 700 Gy at BARC, Mumbai. In laboratory test, root and shoot lengths of seedlings were decreased with increase in dose of gamma rays. Similarly, germination percentage and survival rate of seedlings were decreased with increase in dose of gamma irradiation during field study. In M1 generation, three types of chlorophyll mutations viz., albino, xantha and viridis were observed. Albino and xantha were observed in all treatments, whereas, viridis observed only in lower doses viz., 400 Gy and 500 Gy. Based on the chlorophyll mutation frequency on M1 plants, mutagenic effectiveness and efficiency were computed. In Dapoli-1 variety, two early maturing mutants and three high yielding mutants were isolated from 500 Gy dose and 600 Gy dose, respectively. In M2 generation, the mutagenic treatments were effective in inducing various types of chlorophyll and morphological macro mutants, few of those show significant change in flowering, maturity and plant height character and few of them have good breeding value.

  8. Computer controlled multichannel high voltage supply system for GRACE instrumentation

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    The high energy gamma ray telescopes being set up by NRL, BARC as part of the GRACE project, require a very large number of (∼ 1000 nos.) programmable high voltage power supplies for biasing photomultiplier tubes for the detection and characterization of the atmospheric Cerenkov events. These H.V. supplies need to be very compact and lightweight, as they will be mounted on moving telescopes. This paper describes the design aspects of the overall HV system and some preliminary results of the prototype HV modules being developed for such applications. In the new design, the switching frequency of the converters in the H.V. supplies has been increased by a factor of three times as compared to the earlier design, and surface mounted devices has been used to achieve size and weight reductions. The HV system that is designed for modular construction consists of multiple HV modules, each containing 16 independently adjustable HV supplies. All the HV modules in the system are interconnected via a serial I2C bus. Each HV supply has built in over voltage/current, thermal overload protections with output voltage read back and adjustable slew rate control facilities. (author)

  9. DC Electron Accelerators - a perspective on 3 MeV DC accelerator at EBC

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    Electron beam accelerators are finding wide ranging applications like surface curing of coatings, cross-linking polymeric materials, sterilization of medical products, coloration of diamonds, disinfection and preservation of food products, purification of industrial and biological waste etc. Electron beam energy and dose rate for different application differs widely depending upon the type of product and the desired modification. The beam energy and dose rate requirement for these types of applications ranges between 0.15 MeV to 10 MeV and few kilowatt to hundreds of kilowatts. Electrostatic accelerators (direct current type) are suitable option for large throughput, high electrical efficiency for the above applications. In view of the growing needs we have taken up indigenous development of industrial accelerators at APPD, BARC. A machine rated for 3 MeV, 30 kW beam power is in the trial operations at Electron Beam Centre, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai. The 3 MV DC supply for this based on a parallel fed voltage multiplier scheme considering power efficiency, energy stability and reliability. The accelerator is designed to operate with beam energies from 1 MeV to 3 MeV with beam current of 0-10 mA

  10. Compositional characterization of lithium titanate ceramic samples by determining Li, Ti and O concentrations simultaneously using PIGE at 8 MeV proton beam

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    Lithium titanate is a proposed tritium breeding blanket material in D-T based fusion reactor under International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor programme. For optimization of sol-gel preparation method and chemical quality control, compositional characterization of Li2TiO3 was carried out by particle induced gamma-ray emission using 8 MeV proton beam at BARC-TIFR pelletron facility. For the first time, a non-destructive method has been standardized for simultaneous determination of Li, Ti and O in this ceramic sample, which is otherwise difficult by various wet-chemical as well as radio-analytical methods. Thick targets of samples, synthetic samples and standards prepared in graphite matrix were used for the experiment. Rutherford backscattering spectrometry method was used for beam current monitoring using a thin Au foil. The gamma-rays at 478, 983 and 6129 keV from 7Li(p, p'γ)7Li, 48Ti(p, p'γ)48Ti and 16O(p, p'γ)16O nuclear reactions, respectively, were measured using high resolution gamma-ray spectrometry and corresponding peak areas were used for concentration calculations by relative method. (author)

  11. Fabrication of MOX fuel - our experience

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    Advance Fuel Fabrication Facility is a facility of BARC at Tarapur for fabrication of Plutonium based Mixed Oxide fuel. Consideration of glove box design, process equipment design and automation system for Plutonium based fuel fabrication line starts at the stage of planning of the flow sheet and layout. The process flow sheet and layout of the fabrication line is frozen for a continuous process in series in such a way that flow of material remains unidirectional and as much as possible in a straight line at a fixed comfortable operational elevation. Since the layout for the fuel fabrication line is decided for a continuous process in series, glove boxes are installed as a train and are intercommoned to each other by tunnel and adopter panels. The process equipments of fuel fabrication line require material feeding and transfer of intermediate product to next equipment for processing till the final product, fuel pin, get fabricated. So for continuous processing of the material a combination of automation system as well as custom designed and design modified equipment to suit to glove box adaptation is required. This paper describes the present scenario and scope for improvement in MOX fuel fabrication line and highlights the advantages

  12. Biennial report of Radiochemistry Division 1997-1998

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    This report describes the work carried by Radiochemistry Division of BARC during the period 1997 and 1998. The work is divided in three main branches (1) Nuclear Chemistry (2) Actinides Chemistry (3) Actinide Spectroscopy. During this period research in nuclear chemistry was focussed on nuclear fission, nuclear reactions, neutron activation analysis, use of nuclear techniques for understanding of physico-chemical phenomena and developmental activities in non-destructive assay techniques. The research work on chemistry of actinides was directed on basic as well as applied studies related to complexation and extraction behaviour of actinides and lanthanides with a variety of novel ligands. The choice of complexing ligands was made with a view to examining the suitability in reprocessing streams, treatment of high level active waste and recovery of valuables. The third part spectroscopy of actinides describes the basic studies solid state spectroscopy of actinides and analytical spectroscopy for trace metallic assay. The solid state spectroscopy investigations were carried out using EPR, ENDOR, fluorescence, thermally stimulated luminescence and photo acoustic for spectroscopy techniques. In the analytical spectroscopy work a lot of stress was given on finding suitable chemical separation procedures for pre concentration of trace metals and a determination by ICP-AES/ETA-AAS techniques. (author)

  13. Progress in the improvement of Indian mustard (Brassica juncea (Linn.) Czern and Coss.) with yellow seed coat colour

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    The main objectives in the mustard breeding programme at BARC are to evolve high yielding strains with yellow seed coat colour. Two of the Trombay mustard (TM) selections, TM-2 and TM-4 have been released for commercial cultivation in Assam State. In 1991-92 crop season, these two cultures were also evaluated in 60 and 200 minikit trials respectively at the farmers fields in Rajasthan State. The mean yield of TM-2 and TM-4 was however lower than the improved cultivar grown as the check. In the trials conducted at 3-4 locations by the Punjabrao Agricultural University for the past four years, TM-9 gave the highest mean yield of 840 kg/ha. TM-9 and TM-21 were the top yielders in the non-traditional mustard growing areas in Maharashtra State. TM-18 is presently the earliest maturing mustard available in the country. Such early cultures have the potential to replace toria (Brassica campestris var. toria) in the multiple cropping system. Simple and reliable methods for screening mustard germplasm for aphid tolerance at three different stages of plant growth have been developed. Using these methodologies, selections showing tolerance against crucifer aphid (Lipaphis erysimi Kalt.) have been identified. Powdery mildew (Erysiphe cruciferarum Opiz ex Junell) resistant selection have been isolated from a cross between TM-18 and Brassica carinata. (author). 12 refs, 1 fig., 10 tabs

  14. (Coordinated research of chemotherapeutic agents and radiopharmaceuticals)

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    Srivastava, P.C.

    1991-01-14

    The traveler received a United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Award for Distinguished Scientists to visit Indian Research Institutions including Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow, the host institution, in cooperation with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India. At CDRI, the traveler had meetings to discuss progress and future directions of on-going collaborative research work on nucleosides and had the opportunity to initiate new projects with the divisions of pharmacology, biopolymers, and membrane biology. As a part of this program, the traveler also visited Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute (SGPI) of Medical Sciences, Lucknow; Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology (BRIT) and Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), Bombay; Variable Energy Cyclotron Center (VECC) and Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Calcutta. He also attended the Indo-American Society of Nuclear Medicine Meeting held in Calcutta. The traveler delivered five seminars describing various aspects of radiopharmaceutical development at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and discussed the opportunities for exchange visits to ORNL by Indian scientists.

  15. Role of nonlinear dynamics and chaos in applied sciences

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    Nonlinear dynamics manifests itself in a number of phenomena in both laboratory and day to day dealings. However, little attention was being paid to this dynamically rich field. With the advent of high speed computers with visual graphics, the field has proliferated over past few years. One of the most rewarding realization from nonlinear dynamics is the universally acclaimed field of chaos. Chaos has brought in order and has broken the disciplinary boundaries that existed until recently. With its universal phenomena, almost all disciplines following an evolutionary character can be treated on same footing. Chaotic dynamics has its grounding in the multidisciplinary field of synergetics founded by Professor Hermann Haken. In this report, we address some of the basics related to the field of chaos. We have discussed simple mechanisms for generating chaotic trajectories, ways and means of characterizing such systems and the manifestation of their signatures in the evolutions. We have mentioned the links of this field with other existing theories. We have outlined the topics on bifurcation and stability of dynamical systems. Information theoretic aspects and notions on fractal geometry are reviewed in the light of dynamical characterization of chaotic systems. Application oriented views of this novel dynamical phenomena are discussed through examples on simple nonlinear electronic circuits and a BWR reactor. Some ideas relating to control and synchronization in chaotic systems also addressed. In conclusion, we have explored the possibilities of exploiting nonlinear dynamics and chaos in the context of multidisciplinary character of BARC. (author)

  16. A novel europium (III) nitridoborate Eu3[B3N6]: Synthesis, crystal structure, magnetic properties, and Raman spectra

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    Aydemir, Umut; Kokal, Ilkin; Prots, Yurii; Förster, Tobias; Sichelschmidt, Jörg; Schappacher, Falko M.; Pöttgen, Rainer; Ormeci, Alim; Somer, Mehmet

    2016-07-01

    A novel europium (III) nitridoborate, Eu3[B3N6], was successfully synthesized by oxidation of Eu3II[BN2]2 with Br2 at 1073 K. The compound crystallizes in the trigonal space group R 3 barc (No:167) with a=11.9370(4) Å, c=6.8073(4) Å, and Z=6. The crystal structure of Eu3[B3N6] consists of isolated, planar cyclic [B3N6]9- units which are charge-balanced by Eu3+ cations. The oxidation state of Eu was investigated by Mössbauer spectroscopy, electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy, and quantum chemical calculations. The 151Eu Mössbauer spectroscopic measurement at 77 K reveals that the main signal at δ=0.93(7) mm/s is originating from trivalent Europium. Eu3[B3N6] showed no ESR signal in accordance with a non-magnetic (J=0) 7F0 ground state of the 4f6 configuration. Quantum chemical calculations find six electrons in the 4f subshell (4f6) of Eu indicating an oxidation state of +3. We present for the first time the vibrational spectra of a compound with cyclic trimer [B3N6]9- moieties. The Raman spectrum of Eu3[B3N6] is in good agreement with the predicted number of modes for the spectroscopically relevant cyclic [B3N6]9- group with D3h symmetry.

  17. Etching characteristics and application of physical-vapor-deposited amorphous carbon for multilevel resist

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    For the fabrication of a multilevel resist (MLR) based on a very thin, physical-vapor-deposited (PVD) amorphous carbon (a-C) layer, the etching characteristics of the PVD a-C layer with a SiOx hard mask were investigated in a dual-frequency superimposed capacitively coupled plasma etcher by varying the following process parameters in O2/N2/Ar plasmas: high-frequency/low-frequency combination (fHF/fLF), HF/LF power ratio (PHF/PLF), and O2 and N2 flow rates. The very thin nature of the a-C layer helps to keep the aspect ratio of the etched features low. The etch rate of the PVD a-C layer increased with decreasing fHF/fLF combination and increasing PLF and was initially increased but then decreased with increasing N2 flow rate in O2/N2/Ar plasmas. The application of a 30 nm PVD a-C layer in the MLR structure of ArF PR/BARC/SiOx/PVD a-C/TEOS oxide supported the possibility of using a very thin PVD a-C layer as an etch-mask layer for the TEOS-oxide layer

  18. Development of two way high power combiner and RF module for 10 KW, 352.21 MHz solid state amplifier

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    In low energy high intensity proton accelerator (LEHIPA) two buncher cavities will be used to focus and match 3 MeV, 30 mA, proton beam from the radio frequency quadrupole (RFQ) to the drift tube linac (DTL). These buncher cavities require RF power of 10 kW at 352.21 MHz. For this a 10 kW solid state RF amplifier is being developed in BARC. It is planned to combine two 5 kW amplifiers to get final RF power of 10 kW with the help of a two way high power combiner which has been indigenously designed and developed using Wilkinson method. To achieve 5 kW, it is proposed to combine eight amplifier modules of 800 W, 352.21 MHz. Few of these amplifier modules have been tested up to output power of 900 W with efficiency of about 70% and gain of 21.5 dB. (author)

  19. Quench analysis of 4-Tesla superconducting solenoid magnet using numerical methods

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    Superconducting (SC) magnets are used in accelerators, high energy physics, material science studies, modalities such as MRI etc. 4 Tesla warm bore superconducting magnet is being constructed at BARC in . The superconducting magnet will be used for corrosion and Magneto hydro dynamic studies related to the development of Lead Lithium cooled ceramic breeder (LLCB) test blanket module. The complete magnet will be immersed in a liquid Helium bath at 4.2 K. The transition of SC magnet's operating point from superconducting state to normal conducting state is known as quench. During normal operation, the magnet will be storing 2.6 MJ of energy which needs to be dissipated rapidly in the form of heat energy at the time of quench. Uncontrolled quench is catastrophic in nature which may even lead to melt down of windings, punching holes through insulation etc. The possible reasons for quench are lack of stability (design mistakes), transients, conductor movement, resin cracking etc. A quench protection program is written in COMSOL Multiphysics along with nonlinear resistivity module implemented in PYTHON which attempts to estimate the quench parameters tor 4-Tesla SC Magnet. This paper discusses the intrinsic quench behavior along with quench parameters (thermal stability limit of SC magnet in terms of MQE, quench propagation velocity, inter layer voltages) of the SC magnet. (author)

  20. Characterization of nuclear materials by total reflection X-ray fluorescence spectrometry

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    Nuclear energy is one of the available energy options for long term energy security of world. In order to produce electricity using this mode of energy generation in an efficient and safe manner, it is necessary that the materials used for such energy generation comply with the specifications assigned. The major and trace composition of these materials is an important specification for their quality control. Different analytical techniques are used for such quality control. Total Reflection X-ray Fluorescence is a comparatively new technique having several features well suited for trace and major element determinations in nuclear materials. However, this technique has not been used so far extensively for characterization of nuclear materials. Some studies for characterization of nuclear materials using TXRF has been carried out in Fuel Chemistry Division, BARC. A brief introduction of TXRF, its suitability for nuclear material characterization and some details of the TXRF studies made in Fuel Chemistry Division for the characterization of nuclear materials are described in the present paper. (author)

  1. Radiochemistry Division annual progress report: 1993

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    The research and development activities of the Radiochemistry Division of BARC during the year 1993 are briefly described under the headings: (i) nuclear chemistry; (ii) actinide chemistry; (iii) spectroscopy and (iv) instrumentation. Nuclear chemistry work deals with areas of nuclear reactions, nuclear fission, nuclear spectroscopy, nuclear data measurements and synthesis of transplutonium isotopes. The research programme in actinide chemistry deals mainly with the complexation of actinides, lanthanides and fission products from aqueous media with organic reagents such as amides, diamides, CMPO, crown ethers and macrocyclic ligands. Spectroscopic studies include electron paramagnetic resonance and optical investigations to probe phase transitions in actinide and other compounds, investigation of role of radiation induced radical ions in the thermoluminescence of actinide doped phosphors, photoacoustic spectra of uranium compounds and development of analytical methods for the determination of silver and rare earths from uranium and thorium oxide matrices. The instrumentation group has developed electronic circuitry and software support for installing a pilot plant for the preparation of dry gel microspheres of UO2 and (U, Pu)O2. A list of publications by the scientific staff of the Division is also included. (author). refs., 38 figs., 26 tabs

  2. Risk monitor-a tool for computer aided risk assessment for NPPs

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    Considerable changes occur in components status and system design and subsequent operation due to changes in plant configuration and their operating procedures. These changes are organised because some components are randomly down and other can be planned for test, maintenance and repair. This results in a fluctuation of risk level over operating time, which is termed as risk profile. Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) is an analytical technique for assessing the risk by integrating diverse aspects of design and operation of a Nuclear Power Plant. Risk can be defined as the product of the probability of an accident and the consequences from that accident. Reactor Safety Division of BARC has developed PC based tool, which can assess the risk profile. This package can be used to optimise the operation in Nuclear Power Plants with respect to a minimum risk level over the operating time, and is termed as Risk Monitor. Risk Monitor is user friendly and can re-evaluate core damage frequency for changes in component status, test interval, initiating event frequency etc. Plant restoration advice, when the plant is in high risk configuration, current status of all plant equipment, and equipment prioritization are also provided by the package. (author)

  3. Supervision software for string 2 magnet test facility of large hadron collider project

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    The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software for the String 2 test facility at CERN, Geneva is developed by BARC under the framework of CERN-DAE collaboration for LHC. The supervision application is developed using PCVue32 SCADA/MMI software. The String 2 test facility prototypes one full cell of LHC and is aimed at studying and validating the individual and collective behaviour of the superconducting magnets, before installing in the tunnel. The software integrates monitoring and supervisory control of all the main subsystems of String 2 such as Cryogenics, Vacuum, Power converters, Magnet protection, Energy extraction and interlock systems. It incorporates animated process synoptics, loop and equipment control panels, configurable trend windows for real-time and historical trending of process parameters, user settability for interlock and alarm thresholds, logging of process events, equipment faults and operator activity. The plant equipment are controlled by a variety of field located Programmable Logic Controllers and VME crates which communicate process IO to the central IO server using both vendor specific and custom protocols. The system leverages OPC (OLE for Process Controls) technology for realising a generic IO server. A large number of geographically distributed client stations are arranged to provide the process specific operator interface and these are connected to the Main IO server over CERN wide intranet and internet. (author)

  4. Numerical Study of Passive Catalytic Recombiner for Hydrogen Mitigation

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    Full Text Available A significant amount of hydrogen is expected to be released within the containment of a water cooled power reactor after a severe accident. To reduce the risk of deflagration/detonation various means for hydrogen control have been adopted all over the world. Passive catalytic recombiner with vertical flat catalytic plate is one of such hydrogen mitigating device. Passive catalytic recombiners are designed for the removal of hydrogen generated in order to limit the impact of possible hydrogen combustion. Inside a passive catalytic recombiner, numerous thin steel sheets coated with catalyst material are vertically arranged at the bottom opening of a sheet metal housing forming parallel flow channels for the surrounding gas atmosphere. Already below conventional flammability limits, hydrogen and oxygen react exothermally on the catalytic surfaces forming harmless steam. Detailed numerical simulations and experiments are required for an in-depth knowledge of such plate type catalytic recombiners. Specific finite volume based in-house CFD code has been developed to model and analyse the working of these recombiner. The code has been used to simulate the recombiner device used in the Gx-test series of Battelle-Model Containment (B-MC experiments. The present paper briefly describes the working principle of such passive catalytic recombiner and salient feature of the CFD model developed at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC. Finally results of the calculations and comparison with existing data are discussed.

  5. 1 MeV, 10 kW DC electron accelerator for industrial applications

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    Nayak, B.; Acharya, S.; Bhattacharjee, D.; Bakhtsingh, R. I.; Rajan, R.; Sharma, D. K.; Dewangan, S.; Sharma, V.; Patel, R.; Tiwari, R.; Benarjee, S.; Srivastava, S. K.

    2016-03-01

    Several modern applications of radiation processing like medical sterilization, rubber vulcanization, polymerization, cross-linking and pollution control from thermal power stations etc. require D.C. electron accelerators of energy ranging from a few hundred keVs to few MeVs and power from a few kilowatts to hundreds of kilowatts. To match these requirements, a 3 MeV, 30 kW DC electron linac has been developed at BARC, Mumbai and current operational experience of 1 MeV, 10 kW beam power will be described in this paper. The LINAC composed mainly of Electron Gun, Accelerating Tubes, Magnets, High Voltage source and provides 10 kW beam power at the Ti beam window stably after the scanning section. The control of the LINAC is fully automated. Here Beam Optics study is carried out to reach the preferential parameters of Accelerating as well as optical elements. Beam trials have been conducted to find out the suitable operation parameters of the system.

  6. Vacuum system for superconducting LINAC at TIFR

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    The superconducting heavy ion LINAC booster at the TIFR-BARC facility has been operational. Seven super conducting cryostats containing 4 quarter wave resonators each along with beam lines, bending magnets, switching magnet, diagnostics and vacuum system have been commissioned. The heart of the cryogenic system for the heavy ion superconducting LINAC booster is a custom-built liquid helium refrigerator made by Linde Kryotechnik, Switzerland. The Refrigerator is rated for 300 Watts at 4.5 K with a dual JT (Joule-Thomson valve) at the final cooling stage, which allows simultaneous connections to the cryogenic loads (the LINAC module cryostats) and to a liquid helium storage dewar (1000 litres). The two-phase helium at 4.5 K produced at the JT stage in the refrigerator is delivered to the cryostats through a cryogenic distribution system. The cryogenic distribution system for the LINAC is designed to deliver both liquid helium and liquid nitrogen to the cryostats. The details of UHV system, indigenously developed beam line components, pumps and module cryostats will be presented

  7. Development of quadrupole focussing lenses for drift tube linac

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    A linear accelerator comprising of Radio frequency quadruple (RFQ) and drift tube linac (DTL) is being developed by BARC. The alvarez type post-coupled cw DTL accelerates protons from an energy of 3 MeV to 20 MeV. The drift tube linac is excited in TM010 mode, wherein the particles are accelerated by longitudinal Electric fields at the gap crossings between drift tubes. The particles are subjected to transverse RF defocusing forces at the gap crossings due to the increasing electric fields in the gap. The transverse defocusing is corrected by housing magnetic quadrupole focussing lenses inside the drift tubes. The permanent magnet quadrupoles are placed inside the hermetically sealed drift tubes and provide constant magnetic field gradient in the beam aperture. The drift tubes are mounted concentrically inside the resonating DTL tank and are attached to the tank body with stems. Rare earth permanent magnets have been used to achieve the high field gradient. The drift tube body is subjected to RF heating due to eddy currents and hence the sealed drift tubes are to be cooled from inside. The temperature rise of the drift tube assemblies has to be limited to avoid demagnetization of permanent magnets and also to limit thermal expansion of the tubes. This paper discusses various aspects of magnetic design, selection of magnetic materials and the engineering development involved in the assembly of the drift tubes. (author)

  8. Electromagnetic design and development of quadrupole focussing lenses for drift tube linac

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    A linear accelerator comprising of a radio frequency quadruple (RFQ) and drift tube linac (DTL) is being developed at BARC . The alvarez type post-coupled cw DTL accelerates protons from an energy of 3 MeV to 20 MeV. The drift tube linac is excited in TM010 mode, wherein the particles are accelerated by longitudinal electric fields at the gap crossings between drift tubes. The particles are subjected to transverse RF defocusing forces at the gap crossings due to the increasing electric fields in the gap. This transverse defocusing is corrected by housing magnetic quadrupole focussing lenses inside the drift tubes. The permanent magnet quadrupoles are placed inside the hermetically sealed drift tubes and provide constant magnetic field gradient in the beam aperture. The drift tubes are mounted concentrically inside the resonating DTL tank and are connected to the tank body with stems. Rare earth permanent magnets have been used to achieve the high field gradients in the aperture. The drift tube body is subjected to RF heating due to eddy current losses and hence the sealed drift tubes are required to be cooled from inside. The temperature rise of the drift tube assemblies has to be limited to avoid degradation of permanent magnets and also to limit thermal expansion of the tubes. This paper discusses various aspects of magnetic design, selection of magnetic materials and the engineering development involved in the assembly of the drift tubes. (author)

  9. Elasto-plastic damper for passive control of seismic response of piping systems

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    A piping/equipment is an integral part of Nuclear Power Plants (NPP). A1l the important equipment/piping of a nuclear power station lleed to be safeguarded against natural disaster such as earthquake. In NPP, snubbers have often been used as equipment/piping supports in order to cater to seismic load. Snubbers allow free thennal expansion in case of thermal loads and act as rigid support in the case of earthquake load. However, the structure of snubber is complex, it provides less damping, is expensive and it requires frequent maintenance. Hence recently supports such as Elasto-plastic dampers (EPD); which reduce the seismic response of piping elements subjected to earthquake load by absorbing the energy in the form of hysteretic defonnation are being used world wide. They can sustain many cycles of stable point yielding deformation, resulting in high level of energy dissipation or damping. Many tests have been carried out by BARC on an Elasto-Plastic damper, for its static and dynamic characteristics at SERC, Madras. A cantilever piping systcm and a 3D piping system with and without EPD was also tested on the shake table at SERC, Madras. In this report, the test results are verified using detailed time history analysis. Using equivalent damping and response spectrum method, maximum response displacement was also obtained. This displacement was compared with time history analysis and test results. (author)

  10. Development of a microwave-excited hydrogen continuum source for UV-VUV spectroscopy

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    Spectroscopy Division has an ongoing program for carrying out gas phase VUV absorption experiments using synchrotron radiation from the Indus-1 storage ring at RRCAT, Indore. However, preliminary experiments and standardization of experimental conditions are carried out in the laboratory at BARC. Since no laboratory based VUV source was available with us, we have developed and tested a continuum source which can be used for absorption studies in part of the VUV region. The continuum of molecular hydrogen is well known and is traditionally produced using a D.C. discharge through flowing hydrogen gas. We have generated the hydrogen continuum using an electrodeless discharge tube excited by a 2450 MHz microwave oscillator. The range covered by the continuum is about 1700 - 3500 A. In order to assess the suitability of this source for absorption studies in the UV and VUV region, absorption spectra of a few molecules like oxygen, benzene and ammonia which have well known VUV spectra were recorded in the 1700 - 2500 A region. The clear and reproducible absorption features obtained match very well with the spectra reported in literature, thus demonstrating the capability of the source for UV/VUV absorption studies. (author)

  11. NDDP multi-stage flash desalination process simulator design

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    A majority of large-scale desalination plants all over the world employ multi-stage flash (MSF) distillation process. Many of these MSF desalination plants have been set up near to nuclear power plants (generally called as nuclear desalination plants) to effectively utilize the low-grade steam from the power plants as the source of energy. A computer program called MSFSIM has been developed to simulate the MSF desalination plant operation both for steady state and various transients including start up. This code predicts the effect of number of stages, flashing temperature, velocity of brine flowing through the tubes of brine heater and evaporators, temperature of the condensing thin film etc. on the plant performance ratio. Such a code can be used for the design of a new plant and to predict its operating and startup characteristics. The code has been extensively validated with available start up data from the pilot MSF desalination plant of 425-m3/day capacity at Trombay, Mumbai. A MSF desalination plant of 4500-m3/day capacity is under construction by BARC at Kalpakkam, which will utilize the steam from Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS). In this present work extensive parametric study of the 4500-m3/day capacity desalination plant at Kalpakkam has been done using the code MSFSIM for optimizing the operating parameters in order to maximize the performance ratio for stable plant operation. The aim of the work is prediction of plant performance under different operating conditions. (author)

  12. Tritium levels in the environment of KAPS - an indicator of quality performance

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    Tritium is produced in the Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor by the activation of Heavy water used as moderator and coolant. Due to its large abundance in the reactor and its presence in both liquid and gaseous effluents, Tritium concentration in environmental matrices is an indicator of radioactivity releases from PHWR type reactors. Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS) is a PHWR type power station located at Kakrapar Village in the Surat district. The station is operating since 1993 and a comprehensive environmental survey program was carried out at this site by Health Physics Division, BARC for radioactivity levels in the environment. The survey carried out at KAPS environment for the past ten years (1994-2003) reveals that there is no increase in radiation levels and tritium is the only radionuclide detected in environmental matrices. The yearly average committed effective dose due to Tritium in the environment works out to be about 2.2 μSv, which is a conservative figure and is of very low significance. The life time stochastic risk to the total population (all age group) attributable to 2 μSv effective dose works out to be 1x10-7 which is also a conservative estimate and can be considered to be very safe. The very low committed dose observed in KAPS environment, indicate the quality performance of the station. (author)

  13. Electromagnetic design and development of a combined function horizontal and vertical dipole steerer magnet for medium energy beam transport line

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    Medium Energy Beam Transport (MEBT) line is required to match the optical functions between the RFQ and SRF cavities/DTL cavities.The primary function of the MEBT lines is to keep the emittance growth of the output beam as low as possible in a highly space charge environment at low energies. The transverse focusing of the beam is achieved by strong focusing quadrupoles and the longitudinal dynamics is achieved by the buncher cavities. The Dipole Steerers serve the function of a control element to achieve the desired transverse beam position. To minimize the emittance growth high magnetic field rigidity is required in a highly constrained longitudinal space for these corrector magnets. The design and development of an air-cooled dipole steerer magnet has been done for an integral dipole field of 2.1mT-m in a Good Field Region (GFR) of 23 mm diameter with Integral Field homogeneity better than 0.5%. Electromagnetic field simulations were done using 3D-FEM simulation software OPERA. Error sensitivity studies have been carried out to specify the manufacturing tolerances to estimate and minimize the beam transmission loss due to likely misalignments and rotation of the magnet. A combined function dipole corrector magnet has been designed and fabricated at the Control Instrumentation Division, BARC. This paper discusses measurement results of a combined function dipole steerer for MEBT line for Proton (H+) beam at 2.5 MeV. (author)

  14. Response of neutron dosimeters to pulsed neutron fields in high energy electron accelerators at Indus Complex, RRCAT

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    Indus Accelerator Complex (IAC) comprises of two high energy electron accelerators namely Indus-1 SRS (450 MeV) and Indus-2 SRS (2.5 GeV). The radiation environment present is mainly due to Bremsstrahlung Photons and Photo- neutrons produced due to interaction of high-energy electrons with the structural material of accelerators. Since electron beam is pulsed in nature, the radiations produced are also pulsed. The response of commonly used Rem meters is not proper in severely pulsed neutron fields at high dose rates. They tend to underestimate the actual dose. Due to this uncertainty, an attempt was made to study the response of passive integrating type detectors in the pulsed neutron fields found in high energy electron accelerators to get an idea about the ambient neutron field in IAC. The detectors used were CR-39 foils (provided by PMS, RPAD and RSSD, BARC), Bubble Detectors (provided by Defence Laboratory, Jodhpur) and Rem Meter. Neutron dose assessment in both, accessible and inaccessible areas of IAC was carried out using these detectors and the present paper gives the results of preliminary experiments performed. (author)

  15. Spectroscopy Division: progress report for 1990

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    This report summarises the work done by members of the Spectroscopy Division both within BARC as well as in scientific institutions elsewhere during the calendar year 1990. Main areas of research activity include atomic spectroscopy for hyperfine structure and isotope shift determination, theoretical and experimental studies of diatomic molecules, infrared and Raman spectroscopy of polyatomic molecules, design and fabrication of beam line optics for INDUS-I synchrotron radiation source, beam foil spectroscopy and laser spectroscopy of various atomic and molecular systems. Major experimental facilities that have been utilised include a fourier transform spectrometer, an excimer laser pumped dye-laser and a continous wave argon-ion laser. The report also includes the spectroscopic analytical service rendered for various DAE units and describes briefly some new analytical facilities like laser enhanced ionization in flames and resonance ionization mass spectroscopy using pulsed lasers which are being set up. The above activites were reported by members of the Spectroscopy Division via invited lectures, papers presented in various national and international conferences and publication in scientific journals. Details of these are given at the end of the report. (author). figs., tabs

  16. Quantum remnants of absorptive bistability in the attojoule regime

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    Kerckhoff, Joseph; Mabuchi, Hideo

    2010-01-01

    Current approaches to high spatial-density, ultra-low power photonic switching utilize optical resonators with small mode-volume and high quality-factor to enhance the effective nonlinearity of bulk materials such as Si \\cite{Yang07} or InGaAsP \\cite{Noza10,Kuma10}. Such resonators likewise play a crucial role in cavity QED research with single emitters such as quantum dots \\cite{Srin07,Fara08} or diamond nv-centers \\cite{Barc09,Engl10}. Whereas atomic and solid-state cavity QED experiments are routinely analyzed using quantum models, research aimed towards switching applications typically employs classical electromagnetic methods to model nanophotonic versions of the bistability and hysteresis phenomena that have dominated optical computer engineering since the 1970s \\cite{Smit86}. Classical optical models are ultimately incompatible with the technological goal of low switching energy, however, as the characteristic scale of one attojoule corresponds to $\\lesssim 10$ photons at near-infrared wavelengths. Her...

  17. Characterisation of different single and multilayer films using phase modulated spectroscopic ellipsometry

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    Different single layers and multilayer coatings deposited by e-beam evaporation and r.f. sputtering techniques have been characterised by the Phase Modulated Spectroscopic Ellipsometer, installed recently in the Spectroscopy Division, B.A.R.C. The Phase Modulated technique provides a faster and more accurate data acquisition process than the conventional ellipsometry. Measurements have been done on single layers of Cu, Si and ZrO2 films and on multilayer thin films devices e.g., high reflectivity mirror, beam combiner, beam splitter, narrow band filter etc. consisting of several bilayers of TiO2/SiO2. The measured Ellipsometry spectra is then fitted with a theoretical spectra generated assuming an appropriate model regarding the sample. The layer thickness and composition have been used as fitting parameters. The optical constants of the substrates have been supplied and a trial dispersion relation have been used for the layers. In case of inhomogeneous layers, trial compositions have been given for the individual components for each layer. The roughness of the layers has been taken into account by assuming the film to be an inhomogeneous mixture of material and voids. The fittings have been done objectively by minimising the squared difference (χ2) between the measured and calculated values of the ellipsometric parameters and thus accurate information have been derived regarding the thickness and optical constants (viz, the refractive index and extinction coefficient) of the different layers, the surface roughness and the inhomogeneities present in the layers. (author)

  18. Occupational exposures in industrial application of radiation during 1999-2008

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    Radiation sources are used in various industrial applications like industrial radiograph, industrial irradiation, industrial fluoroscopy, nucleonic gauges, well logging etc., Gamma, beta X-ray as well as neutron sources are used for various applications. Number of radiation workers in this field has increased over the years. Due to operating conditions prevailing during the exposure as well as the strength of the sources used in some of the applications, radiation protection plays an important role in this field. Analysis of doses received by radiation workers in industry provides information on trends of doses as well as adequateness of radiation protection practices followed in this sector. In India, National Occupational Dose Registry System (NODRS) of Radiological Physics and Advisory Division (RPAD), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) maintains personnel dose information of monitored radiation workers in the country. Analysis of occupational dose data of industrial radiation workers for last 10 years, i.e., 1999-2008 has been presented in this paper. It is observed that even though there is an increase in monitored radiation workers, percentage of persons receiving radiation exposure has come down during this period. There is also a decrease in the average annual dose as well as the collective dose. Further analysis of sub-categories shows that industrial radiography operations are the main contributor for collective dose (about 77%) followed by well logging and industrial X-ray operations (about 8% each). Thus, in addition to industrial radiography attention is also to be given to operations in these areas. (author)

  19. Development of quick scan whole body monitor for in-vivo monitoring of radiation workers and general public

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    Whole body monitoring of radiation workers at nuclear facilities is a regulatory requirement and is recommended for assessment of internal contamination due to gamma emitting radio nuclides. Additionally, nuclear accidents like Chernobyl, Fukushima and radiological accidents like Goiania have clearly highlighted the need for in-vivo monitoring of the members of the public during and/or after such accidents. To cater to these requirements, a high throughput, fast screening, standing linear geometry Quick Scan Whole Body Monitor (QS-WBM) is designed, fabricated and commissioned to measure internal contamination due to gamma emitting radio nuclides (Eγ >200keV) incorporated in the human body. The system is designed to achieve sensitivity comparable with conventional WBM for 1 - 2 minutes counting time and to accommodate different body sizes of Indian occupational workers. It is calibrated using BARC reference Bottle Mannequin Absorption (BOMAB) type phantom and also using a family of BOMAB type phantoms representative of different age groups namely 1-, 5-, 10-, 15- and 20- years. The developed system will also be highly useful during emergency situations when large numbers of persons are to be monitored in short interval of time. (author)

  20. The safety and the security of radioactive sources

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    A Task Group was appointed by Chairman, AERB to review the current practice and recommend procedures for ensuring the Safety and the Security of Radioactive Sources in India. The Task Group identified the issues involved and concluded that the current regulatory procedure relating to licensing was adequate in view of the stress placed on pre-licensing requirements and the undertakings obtained from the licensee and ensuring that appropriate radiation monitors and trained personnel are available at the licensee's institution. Each licensee is required to submit periodic reports confiriming the safety and the security of the sources in the possession of the institution. It is important to conduct regulatory inspection of the institutions frequently. In order to optimise the regulatory effort involved, the report recommends frequencies of inspections commensurate with the potential hazard associated with the source. For this purpose the sources are brought under three categories which are largely based on the categorization recommended by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna with deviations introduced on the basis of rationalized hazard potential associated with the sources. The importance of technical coordination between AERB and BARC is emphasised. (author)

  1. A laser beam welding facility for sealing of miniature radiation sources

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    Full text: A Nd : YAG laser welding facility was installed in a radioactive laboratory of the Radiopharmaceuticals Division, BARC to obtain high quality welds of the titanium encased radiation sources. Radiation sources based on 125I for the treatment of ocular tumors were developed and titanium capsules as specified by IS0 standards were fabricated. The inner core of the tiny sources were prepared and were sealed in titanium capsules of dimensions O.8mm (φ) x 4.5mm (1) by laser welding. The laser beam parameters such as energy, frequency, pulse duration and welding speed were optimized to obtain leak proof welds. Laser welds were also characterized by optical and scanning electron microscopy for assessing its quality. The welded sources showed a total release 125I, which is well below the permissible levels. In this paper we describe the laser welding set up and results of initial development work. We also share our experience to obtain radioactive leak proof laser welding of the 125I sources in titanium capsules

  2. Ageing management of instrumentation and control systems for 100 years life of AHWR

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    Currently Nuclear Power Plants are being designed for a life of about 40 years. However, Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR), being designed by BARC, is intended to have a life of 100 years. Instrumentation and Control (I and C) plays a crucial role in the safe operation of any nuclear reactor. Design of I and C especially for a life of 100 years offers a great deal of challenges. Experience has shown that ageing and obsolescence have the potential to cause the maintainability and operability of I and C systems in Nuclear Power Plants to deteriorate well before the end of plant life. Hence, all ageing effects are to be detected in time and eliminated by repair, upgrading and replacement measures. However since no I and C system can survive such a long life of 100 years, special attention is to be paid in the design to effect easy replacement. Every aspect of design of hardware and software should deal with obsolescence. Design strategies like minimising the amount of cabling by resorting to networked data communication will go a long way in achieving the desired life extension. Hence it is essential that an effective Ageing Management Programme to be established at the very initial stages of design, planning and engineering of I and C systems for AHWR. This will ensure reliable continued operation of I and C systems for 100 years of life. (author)

  3. Radiation imaging for basic and applied research

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    To peer into the interiors of a microscopic and macroscopic objects has been the dream of scientist and engineers for centuries. New frontiers in research and development in many branches of science and engineering such as biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, medical or physics have evolved around visual representation of the measurable property of an object, or phenomenon. Visualization using optical radiations provide limited information and often to look into the interiors of microscopic and macroscopic objects, probing with radiations such as x-ray or neutron is required. Such radiations are not directly visible and in order to unravel the data and images unfolded by such radiations, use of luminescent materials which convert these radiations into visible spectrum is required. Radiation imaging techniques have evolved in last few years and with this, new applications in the field of basic and applied sciences have developed. This has put greater demand on the development of new phosphors and scintillators suited for specific applications. This paper reviews new developments in radiation imaging techniques and applications and highlight the use of various phosphors and scintillators for such applications. As the subject is vast, only a few selected topics will be discussed on which work is being carried out at BARC. (author)

  4. Application of Handheld Tele-ECG for Health Care Delivery in Rural India

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    Full Text Available Telemonitoring is a medical practice that involves remotely monitoring patients who are not at the same location as the health care provider. The purpose of our study was to use handheld tele-electrocardiogram (ECG developed by Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC to identify heart conditions in the rural underserved population where the doctor-patient ratio is low and access to health care is difficult. The objective of our study was clinical validation of handheld tele-ECG as a screening tool for evaluation of cardiac diseases in the rural population. ECG was obtained in 450 individuals (mean age 31.49 ± 20.058 residing in the periphery of Chandigarh, India, from April 2011 to March 2013, using the handheld tele-ECG machine. The data were then transmitted to physicians in Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER, Chandigarh, for their expert opinion. ECG was interpreted as normal in 70% individuals. Left ventricular hypertrophy (9.3% was the commonest abnormality followed closely by old myocardial infarction (5.3%. Patient satisfaction was reported to be ~95%. Thus, it can be safely concluded that tele-ECG is a portable, cost-effective, and convenient tool for diagnosis and monitoring of heart diseases and thus improves quality and accessibility, especially in rural areas.

  5. Development of UO2/PuO2 dispersed in uranium matrix CERMET fuel system for fast reactors

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    CERMET fuel with either PuO2 or enriched UO2 dispersed in uranium metal matrix has a strong potential of becoming a fuel for the liquid metal cooled fast breeder reactors (LMR’s). In fact it may act as a bridge between the advantages and disadvantages associated with the two extremes of fuel systems (i.e. ceramic fuel and metallic fuel) for fast reactors. At Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), R and D efforts are on to develop this CERMET fuel by powder metallurgy route. This paper describes the development of flow sheet for preparation of UO2 dispersed in uranium metal matrix pellets for three different compositions i.e. U–20 wt%UO2, U–25 wt%UO2 and U–30 wt%UO2. It was found that the sintered pellets were having excellent integrity and their linear mass was higher than that of carbide fuel pellets used in Fast Breeder Test Reactor programme (FBTR) in India. The pellets were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) technique for phase analysis and lattice parameter determination. The optical microstructures were developed and reported for all the three different U–UO2 compositions.

  6. Studies on long term leaching behaviour of vitrified waste product containing sulphate bearing high level radioactive waste

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    Borosilicate glass system is adopted in India and world-wide as a matrix for immobilization of high level radioactive liquid waste (HLW). Sulphate bearing HLW is generated during reprocessing of spent fuel from research reactors at BARC, Trombay. The presently stored HLW at Trombay contains uranium, sodium and sulphate in addition to fission products, corrosion products and small amount of other actinides. Presence of sulphate in HLW is attributed to the usage of ferrous sulphamate as a reducing agent in earlier reprocessing flow sheets for valency adjustment of plutonium during partitioning stage. A barium borosilicate based glass matrix is developed for vitrification of sulphate bearing HLW. Assessment of long term chemical durability is one of the critical aspects for evaluation of conditioned products from containment and environmental protection point of view. Chemical durability of waste form is evaluated by studying the leaching behaviour of the conditioned product. Leaching, being the only pathway through which radionuclide can migrate to human environment, is one of the most important properties of vitrified waste product which depends on various factors like composition of waste, glass matrix, type of test method, flow rate, composition of leachant, effect of radiation etc. The present paper reports the details of leaching studies of the glass products made with chemically simulated waste. Efforts were also made to understand the mechanism of leaching and to study the alteration layer formed on the leached surface of the glass products. (author)

  7. Design, development and commercialization of ISOCAD (Integrated System of Computer Aided Dosimetry) for gamma irradiators

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    ISOMED facility is the indomitable architect of radiation sterilization era in the country providing the contract radiation processing services for the terminal sterilization of the healthcare products from the healthcare sector. ISOMED has acquired the international standards viz.ISO 9001, ISO 22000, ISO 13485, ISO 11137, OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001 that supplemented by European Union - GMP certification from MHRA - UK. One of the core focuses of these standards is the control of measuring and monitoring instruments with impeccable traceability features with respect to the quality critical processing data. The gamma radiation sterilisation process involves delivery of minimum 25 kGy of radiation dose to the healthcare products which is measured by internationally acclaimed Cerric Cerric Potentiometric Dose Measurement Systems (CCPDMs). As the current variant of this system had extensive involvement of manual interventions, a novel, bar code based computerized application package called ISOCAD, incorporating portable risk free snapping tool for the dosimeter ampules has been synergistically developed by BRIT/BARC for the Cerric Cerrous Potentiometric Dose Measurement System for Gamma Irradiators. ISOCAD has been successfully operating in ISOMED and the techno commercial viability has been convincingly demonstrated to the operators of the gamma irradiators from the country as well as abroad. ISOCAD is now available as one of the commercial product packages from BRIT. (author)

  8. A PC based intelligent data acquisition system for radiation dose monitoring

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    Monitoring radiation levels of various areas of the hot-cells and associated active laboratories is essential for ensuring safety of the operating staff. Area gamma monitors installed at various location in the laboratory to monitor and record radiation dose in the vicinity area of their installation. These are stand alone instruments and offer local display of radiation level, generate local alarm and indication, if radiation level exceeds the set value. The existing system has several limitations, such as individual monitors display local reading and alarm. Neither centralized display, nor data logging is possible. History is not available. No Remote accept/reset facility. Routine checking by the personnel is only way to find out status of the monitors. New intelligent data acquisition system for monitoring area gamma monitors has been designed and developed to overcome these difficulties. The new system has been installed in the laboratories of Post Irradiation Examination Division of BARC. The major components of the system include: intelligent I/O modules located in the field near gamma monitor, fully configurable SCADA software and application program. The system has been tested and commissioned. New Data Acquisition System offers features such as real time on line data logging and storage; alarm logging, remote accept/reset facilities etc. The present paper describes the system in detail. (author)

  9. Nuclear Medicine Therapy : Current Status and Future Prospects

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    Full Text Available Radioisotope therapy began in 1942 with the use of /sup 131/I for Graves disease and /sup 32/P for polycythemia vera. Local therapy with radioisotopes includes radiocolloids for malignant pleural and peritoneal effusions, intra-articular radiocolloids for chronic synovitis, intra-arterial radioactive microsphere for liver metastases, and intralymphatic administration for malignancies of the lymphatic system. The most widely practised use of radioisotopes for therapy is for the management of hyperthyroidism by /sup 131/I. Each school has developed its own treatment schedule for controlling the disease without producing too unacceptable an incidence of late hypothyroidism. /sup 131/I is also being used effectively for thyroid cancer, particularly at the Radiation Medicine Centre, BARC. There is hope that a new generation of radiolabelled compounds is round the corner for therapy. As in the case of radiopharmaceuticals for diagnosis, the shift has been from simple inorganic compounds to tailored organic ones. Radiolabelled monoclonal antibodies aimed against specific tumour antigens have already shown great promise. Another area of interest is the use of minute lipid spheroids (vesicles enclosing the radioactive drug which can be targeted to the tumour.

  10. Seismic re-evaluation of piping systems of heavy water plant, Kota

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    Mishra, R; Soni, R S; Venkat-Raj, V

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    Heavy Water Plant, Kota is the first indigenous heavy water plant built in India. The plant started operation in the year 1985 and it is approaching the completion of its originally stipulated design life. In view of the excellent record of plant operation for the past so many years, it has been planned to carry out various exercises for the life extension of the plant. In the first stage, evaluation of operation stresses was carried out for the process critical piping layouts and equipment, which are connected with 25 process critical nozzle locations, identified based on past history of the plant performance. Fatigue life evaluation has been carried out to fmd out the Cumulative Usage Factor, which helps in arriving at a decision regarding the life extension of the plant. The results of these exercises have been already reported separately vide BARC/200I /E/O04. In the second stage, seismic reevaluation of the plant has been carried out to assess its ability to maintain its integ:rity in case of a seismic e...

  11. Cold Plasma: simple tool for convenient utilitarian chemistry in homogeneous and heterogeneous environments

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    Cold Plasma based experimental facilities have been commissioned (XI-XII Plan periods) in Radiation and Photochemistry Division, BARC to carry out free radical and excited state-induced chemistry in single- and mixed-phase milieu. In any reaction medium, Dielectric Barrier assisted Electric Discharge generates in situ non-equilibrium plasma constituting of electrons and photons (< 10 eV each) and chemically reactive ions, excited species and free radical transients near room temperature and pressure. Choice of reactants and nature of other added ingredient(s), type of interacting surface(s) and the dielectric characteristics, the rate and amount of electric energy dissipated within etc. control various reactions’ propensities and the natures of final products, following either routine or novel, atypical chemistry. A selection of results obtained from our laboratory highlight the development and the potential use of this technology. Constant improvements in Cold Plasma reactor types, and design, fabrication and assembly of a real-time measurement system, aiming to probe mechanistic chemistry, are also underway. (author)

  12. Selected bibliography on deuterium isotope effects and heavy water

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    In recent years, there has been a great deal of interest in using deuterium and heavy water not only in nuclear industry but also in various fields of basic as well as applied research in physics, chemistry and biology. As a result, the literature is being enriched with a large number of research papers and technical reports published each year. Thus, to enable the scientists to have an easy reference to these works, an endeavour has been made in this selected bibliography, to enlist the publications related to these fields. Since the interest is concerned mainly with heavy water production processes, deuterium isotope effects etc., several aspects (e.g. nuclear) of deuterium have not been covered here. The material in this bibliography which cites 2388 references has been classified under six broad headings, viz. (1) Production of heavy water, (2) Study of deuterium isotope effects, (3) Analysis and Properties of heavy water, (4) Laser Separation of deuterium, (5) Isotopic exchange reactions, and (6) Miscellaneous. The sources of information used for this compilation are chemical abstracts, nuclear science abstracts, INIS Atomindex and also some scattered search through journals and reports available in the B.A.R.C. library. However, in spite of sincere attempts for a wide coverage, no claim is being made towards the exhaustiveness of this bibliography. (author)

  13. Trace metallic impurity analysis of Pu bearing nuclear fuels by AES and associated instrumental set up

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    Radiochemistry Division, BARC, has been carrying out trace metal assay of Pu bearing nuclear fuels and associated materials such as UO2, PuO2, (U,Pu)O2, (U,Pu)C etc. based on Atomic Emission Spectrometry (AES) for more than four decades. AES is used with two different excitation sources, i.e. Direct Current Arc (D.C.Arc) and Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP). In the first case, group of metallics viz. Al, B, Be, Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Li, Mg, Mn, Na, Ni, Pb, Si, Sn, Ta,V, W and Zn are normally determined by carrier distillation technique, wherein during excitation of the sample in D.C.Arc, the analytes get selectively volatilised leaving behind the matrix in the electrode crater. Thus the sample prior to arcing has to be only directly mixed with the carrier, therefore, resulting in minimum handling of sample, which results in least chance of contamination and greater speed of analysis

  14. Report of the Solid State Physics Division (July 1, 1990 to December 31, 1991)

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    This is the first report summarizing the activities carried out by scientists in the recently constituted Solid State Physics Division at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) covering the period from July 1990 to December 1991. The activities are reported in the form of individual summaries arranged under headings : Research Activities, Instrumentation, Papers published, Papers presented, Lectures, Physics colloquia, Theses and other activities. The main thrust of the research activities of the Division relates to experimental investigations of a variety of materials using microscopic scattering techniques like neutron scattering, light scattering, x-ray diffraction and related other techniques like Moessbauer Spectroscopy, calorimetry, nuclear magnetic resonance etc. During the period under review, a large number of high Tc superconductors, proteins and enzyme derivatives, micellar systems, model membranes and other complex systems have been investigated to understand their basic structural and dynamical aspects. As a result, the structure-property correlations are better appreciated, whether they relate to drug-membrane interactions or biological functions of enzymes or nature of superconductivity etc. (author). figs

  15. Electrical behavior of nano-polycrystalline (La1-yKy)0.7Ba0.3MnO3 manganites

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    We present a study of the structural and electrical behavior of nano-polycrystalline mixed barium and alkali substituted lanthanum-based manganite, (La1-yKy)0.7Ba0.3MnO3 with y=0.0-0.3. The samples were synthesized by the polymerization complex sol-gel method. The powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) data of the samples show a single-phase character with R3-barc space group. The magnetic and electrical transport properties of the nano-polycrystalline samples have been investigated in the temperature range 50-300 K and a magnetic field up to 10 kOe. The metal-insulator transition temperature Tp of all the samples decreased with potassium doping, and also, it increased slightly with the application of magnetic field. The low field magnetoresistance, which is absent in the single-crystalline perovskite, was observed and increased with decreasing temperature. Comparing the experimental resistivity data with the theoretical models shows that the high temperature electrical behavior of these samples is in accordance with the adiabatic small polaron-hopping model. In the metal-ferromagnetic region the resistivity is found to be quite well described by ρ=ρ0+ρ2T2+ρ4.5T4.5.

  16. Application of radiation and radioisotopes for the management of insect pests of economic importance

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    This article gives brief account of radiation and radioisotope applications in the field of insect pest management. Radiation has a direct application in controlling insect pests, through sterile insect techniques (SIT) and radiation disinfestations of food grains, whereas radioisotopes can be used in basic as well as applied studies in the field of insect physiology, ecology and metabolism. The successful implementation of SIT against New world screwworm fly and different fruit fly species has clearly demonstrated the usefulness of radiation in agriculture. Over the past 35 years, the joint FAO/IAEA committee has played a critical role in supporting member states in the development and application of SIT for the management of various economically important insect pests. BARC has developed SIT for the management of red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Oliv, the most serious pest of coconut in India and date palms in Arabian countries. Now, through thematic BRNS project this technique is being evaluated under field conditions in collaboration with three Indian agricultural universities. Present status and future prospects of sterile insect technique for the area wide control of different insect species will be discussed in detail. (author)

  17. Study of envelope oscillations and beam halo in LEHIPA DTL

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    The Low Energy High Intensity Proton Accelerator (LEHIPA) project at BARC consists of a 20 MeV, 30 mA proton linac. The accelerator comprises of a 3 MeV Radio Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) and a 20 MeV Drift Tube Linac (DTL). In such high intensity accelerators, beam halos are of concern as they not only cause an increase in emittance, but also lead to beam loss and radio activation. The low energy section of a high intensity linac has maximum space charge forces and the halo formation initiates there. The parametric 2:1 resonance between the oscillations of a mismatched beam core and the movements of single particles is the most prominent mechanism of halo formation in the linac. The particle core model gives the mismatch conditions which give rise to the three eigen modes of envelope oscillations; the quadrupole mode, the fast mode and the slow mode. Based on this model, a mismatched mode is excited at the DTL input and the beam dynamics is studied using TRACEWIN code. These modes get damped as the beam progresses through the DTL. The damping mechanism is Landau damping and leads to increase in rms emittance of the beam. The evolution of these modes and the corresponding increase in beam emittance and maximum beam extent, as the beam propagates through the DTL, has been studied for different space charge tunes. The results of these studies will be presented in this paper. (author)

  18. IAEA 1999 intercomparison of radiological measurements for individual monitoring purposes

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    IAEA conducted intercomparison of radiological measurements for individual monitoring purposes during 1999-2000. Personnel monitoring laboratories from all over the world participated in this intercomparison. Twenty seven of the thirty five participating laboratories used TLD system whereas eight laboratories used Film Badge system for the intercomparison. Among the thirty five participating laboratories twenty three were routinely reporting the doses in personnel dose equivalent-Hp(10). Our laboratory participated with BARC personal routine badge using TLD system based on CaSO4:Dy embedded in teflon. All the irradiations of the personnel dosimeters for this IAEA intercomparison were carried out at Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Federal Republic of Germany. The radiation fields used were selected from ISO wide spectrum series. This intercomparison forms a part of series of intercomparisons conducted by IAEA and was carried out to examine the performance of dosimetry systems in radiation fields which were similar to those encountered in routine practice. The results of various laboratories are analysed and details of our results are presented in this report. (author)

  19. The physics of accelerator driven sub-critical reactors

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    S B Degweker; Biplab Ghosh; Anil Bajpal; S D Pranjape

    2007-02-01

    In recent years, there has been an increasing worldwide interest in accelerator driven systems (ADS) due to their perceived superior safety characteristics and their potential for burning actinides and long-lived fission products. Indian interest in ADS has an additional dimension, which is related to our planned large-scale thorium utilization for future nuclear energy generation. The physics of ADS is quite different from that of critical reactors. As such, physics studies on ADS reactors are necessary for gaining an understanding of these systems. Development of theoretical tools and experimental facilities for studying the physics of ADS reactors constitute important aspect of the ADS development program at BARC. This includes computer codes for burnup studies based on transport theory and Monte Carlo methods, codes for studying the kinetics of ADS and sub-critical facilities driven by 14 MeV neutron generators for ADS experiments and development of sub-criticality measurement methods. The paper discusses the physics issues specific to ADS reactors and presents the status of the reactor physics program and some of the ADS concepts under study.

  20. Application of INAA for phyto-accumulation study of selenium by chickpea plant

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    The phyto-accumulation efficacy of selenium (Se) from soil by chickpea plant is reported. Chickpea plants were grown in soil having different concentrations (1-4 mg kg-1) of Se. Samples of soil and different parts of chickpea plants in Se rich soil were analyzed for determination of Se concentrations by instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA). Samples were irradiated in self-serve facility of CIRUS reactor, BARC, Mumbai at a neutron flux of the order of 1013 cm-2 s-1. The gamma activity at 264.7 keV of 75Se (119.8 d) was measured using a 45% relative efficiency HPGe detector coupled to MCA. Dependence of Se distribution in soil and plants on its spiking concentration was evaluated in this work. The Se concentrations determined in plant parts grown in control soil and in soil spiked with Se (4 mg kg-1) are in the range of 0.6-0.8 and 65-68 mg kg-1 respectively. (author)