Response of GSO scintillator to thermal neutrons

D. Konishi, Yusuke Uozumi, H. Yoshida, M. Matoba

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Abstract

A precise measurement was made to investigate the response of a cerium-doped GSO scintillator to thermal neutrons by means of a plastic scintillator as a neutron moderator. A delayed-coincidence technique with GSO-plastic scintillators was employed for discriminating gamma-rays. The technique was found to be very powerful in gamma-ray reduction. In the response spectrum, three sharp peaks were observed at 22, 83 and 190 keV. At 250-300keV the response shows a small bump. This spectral structure was explained by low-lying levels of 156Gd and 158Gd. Moreover, the response was investigated in terms of time-strength interrelation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-472
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume420
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1999

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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