A nuclear measurement technique of water penetration in concrete barriers

M. Marseguerra, E. Padovani, E. Zio, F. Giacobbo, E. Patelli

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In this paper we propound a non-destructive and non-invasive technique for measuring the depth of water penetration in a homogeneous slab. The proposed device consists of a 252Cf spontaneous fission source and a set of 3He detectors located on the same side of a concrete slab subject to water infiltration. The effectiveness of this technique has been investigated bj-Monte Carlo simulation with the MCNP4C code.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-422
Number of pages8
JournalMonte Carlo Methods and Applications
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004


  • neutrons
  • shutdown dose
  • neutron sources
  • non-invasive technique
  • depth of water penetration
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • concrete barriers


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