A thermal-neutron detector with a phoswich system of LiCaAlF6 and BGO crystal scintillators onboard PoGOLite

H. Takahashi, M. Yonetani, M. Matsuoka, T. Mizuno, Y. Fukazawa, T. Yanagida, Y. Fujimoto, Y. Yokota, A. Yoshikawa, N. Kawaguchi, S. Ishizu, K. Fukuda, T. Suyama, K. Watanabe, H. Tajima, Y. Kanai, N. Kawai, J. Kataoka, J. Katsuta, T. TakahashiS. Gunji, M. Axelsson, M. Jackson, M. Kiss, W. Klamra, M. Kole, S. Larsson, P. Mallol, M. Pearce, F. Ryde, S. Rydstrom, G. Olofsson, H. G. Floren, T. Kamae, G. Madejski, G. Varner

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To measure the flux of atmospheric neutrons and study the neutron contribution to the background of the main detector of the PoGOLite (Polarized Gamma-ray Observer) balloon-borne experiment, a thermal-neutron detector with a phoswich system of LiCaAlF6 (Eu) and BGO crystal scintillators is developed. The performance to separate thermal-neutron events from those of gamma-rays and charged particles is validated with 252Cf on ground. The detector is attached to the PoGOLite instrument and is launched in 2011 from the Esrange facility in the North of Sweden. Although the emission wavelength of the LiCaAlF6 (Ce) is 300 nm and overlaps with the absorption wavelength of the BGO, the phoswich capability of the LiCaAlF6 (Ce) with the BGO is also confirmed with installing a waveform shifter.

本文言語英語
ホスト出版物のタイトルIEEE Nuclear Science Symposuim and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010
ページ32-37
ページ数6
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 2010
外部発表はい
イベント2010 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010 and 17th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X-ray and Gamma-ray Detectors, RTSD 2010 - Knoxville, TN, 米国
継続期間: 10 30 201011 6 2010

出版物シリーズ

名前IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
ISSN(印刷版)1095-7863

その他

その他2010 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010 and 17th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X-ray and Gamma-ray Detectors, RTSD 2010
国/地域米国
CityKnoxville, TN
Period10/30/1011/6/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 放射線
  • 核物理学および高エネルギー物理学
  • 放射線学、核医学およびイメージング

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