Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 318, Issue 1, pp 631–639 | Cite as

Enhancing neutron spectral results based on the combination of genetic algorithm and activation method

  • Sy Minh Tuan HoangEmail author
  • Gwang Min Sun
  • Hoai-Nam Tran
  • Ngoc-Thiem Le
  • Jiseok Kim


The generated neutron spectrum from KIRAMS MC-50 cyclotron has been adjusted and enhanced by the combination of the genetic algorithm (GA) and activation foil methods. The activation rates were derived from the measurements of Shieldwerx activation foil using the ORTEC HPGe spectroscopy system and applying the GA method to return the adjusted spectral information. It is worth mentioning here that the result, which was successfully validated with the unfolding spectrum from STAY’SL PNNL code, is significant as it will be a referenced neutron spectrum for the experiments of the MC-50 cyclotron.


Neutron spectrum Activation method Genetic algorithm Unfolding spectrum STAY’SL PNNL 



This work was funded by the National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED), Vietnam under Grant 103.04-2018.70.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Fundamental and Applied SciencesDuy Tan UniversityHo Chi Minh CityVietnam
  2. 2.Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI)DaejeonRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology - VINATOMHanoiVietnam

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