Study of recoil-proton-detector system using organic and inorganic scintillators for high energy neutron measurement

Tsuyoshi Kajimoto, Hiroyuki Arakawa, Shusaku Noda, Takehito Watanabe, Nobuhiro Shigyo, Kenji Ishibashi, Robert C. Haight

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Abstract

An optimized design for a recoil-proton-detector system is studied to measure (n, xn) cross sections of incident energies up to 300 MeV. The detector system is composed of a radiator to convert a neutron into a recoiled proton and a phoswich-type detector to detect the recoiled proton. The radiator is made of an NE213 liquid organic scintillator. The phoswich-type detector includes a BGO scintillator surrounded by an NE102A plastic scintillator. Optimal design is investigated by varying dimensions of the radiator and the phoswich detector. Calculations of detector properties are performed by the PHITS. The detector system is shown to have a capability to measure (n, xn) cross sections effectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)526-529
Number of pages4
Journaljournal of nuclear science and technology
Volume45
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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