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Fast-neutron response of LaBr3(Ce) and LaCl3(Ce) scintillators

Taggart, M.P and Henderson, J. (2020) Fast-neutron response of LaBr3(Ce) and LaCl3(Ce) scintillators Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment.

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Abstract

The response of LaBr3(Ce) and LaCl3(Ce) scintillators to fast neutrons is investigated. Neutron-induced charged-particle reactions are observed in both materials when exposed to the fast neutrons produced by an AmBe source, with pulse-shape discrimination used to separate channels. LaBr3(Ce) is found to have the best separation between reaction channels, while LaCl3(Ce) has a significantly higher efficiency.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Taggart, M.Pm.taggart@surrey.ac.uk
Henderson, J.
Date : 28 May 2020
Funders : STFC Nuclear Security Science Net192 work (NuSec)
Grant Title : LLNL
Uncontrolled Keywords : Neutron detection, silicon photomultiplier, lanthanum bromide, lanthanum chloride
Additional Information : Embargo OK Metadata Pending
Depositing User : James Marshall
Date Deposited : 13 Jul 2020 15:33
Last Modified : 13 Jul 2020 15:33
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/858197

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