An application of CCD read-out technique to neutron distribution measurement using the self-activation method with a CsI scintillator plate

Akihiro Nohtomi, Ryosuke Kurihara, Hiroyuki Kinoshita, Soichiro Honda, Masaaki Tokunaga, Heita Uno, Kiyomitsu Shinsho, Genichiro Wakabayashi, Yusuke Koba, Junichi Fukunaga, Yoshiyuki Umezu, Yasuhiko Nakamura, Saiji Ohga

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Abstract

In our previous paper, the self-activation of an NaI scintillator had been successfully utilized for detecting photo-neutrons around a high-energy X-ray radiotherapy machine; individual optical pulses from the self-activated scintillator are read-out by photo sensors such as a photomultiplier tube (PMT). In the present work, preliminary observations have been performed in order to apply a direct CCD read-out technique to the self-activation method with a CsI scintillator plate using a Pu-Be source and a 10-MV linac. In conclusion, it has been revealed that the CCD read-out technique is applicable to neutron measurement around a high-energy X-ray radiotherapy machine with the self-activation of a CsI plate. Such application may provide a possibility of novel method for simple neutron dose-distribution measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-23
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume832
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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