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Neutron measurements with lanthanum-bromide scintillation detectors-A first approach

Andreas Oberstedt (Institutionen för fundamental fysik, Subatomär fysik) ; Robert Billnert (Institutionen för fundamental fysik, Subatomär fysik) ; S. Oberstedt
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A : Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment (0168-9002). Vol. 708 (2013), p. 7-14.
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

In this paper we report on the measurement of gamma-rays using a 2 in. x 2 in. LaBr3:Ce scintillation detector. The gamma-rays were emitted in the spontaneous fission of Cf-252 and detected in coincidence with fission fragments. After presenting some of the properties of the detector, we show how well gamma-rays produced in different reactions may easily be distinguished by their characteristic time-of-flight. Then we focus on the analysis of gamma-rays from inelastically scattered neutrons in the scintillation crystal and demonstrate how this information may be used for neutron spectroscopy. We determine the neutron detection efficiency and compare it to the result of calculations based on existing reaction cross-sections. Finally, we discuss the detection performance in relation to other detector systems commonly used for neutron monitoring.

Nyckelord: Neutron measurements, Lanthanum bromide, Scintillation detector, Cf-252(sf), Br-79(n,n '), Br-81(n,n)



Denna post skapades 2013-04-11.
CPL Pubid: 175644

 

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Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för fundamental fysik, Subatomär fysik (2005-2013)

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Subatomär fysik

Chalmers infrastruktur