"Neutron Shell": A high efficiency array of neutron detectors for γ-ray spectroscopic studies with Gammasphere

D. G. Sarantites, W. Reviol, C. J. Chiara, R. J. Charity, L. G. Sobotka, M. Devlin, M. Furlotti, O. L. Pechenaya, J. Elson, P. Hausladen, S. Fischer, D. Balamuth, R. M. Clark

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Abstract

A shell of neutron detectors was designed, constructed, and employed in γ-ray spectroscopy with Gammasphere. It consists of up to 35 tapered regular hexagons that replace the same number of forward Ge-detector modules in Gammasphere. The shell was designed for high detection efficiency and very good neutron-γ discrimination. The simultaneous use of time-of-flight, and two methods of pulse shape discrimination between neutrons and γ rays is described. Techniques for spectroscopy with efficient detection of two neutrons are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-492
Number of pages20
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume530
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 11 2004

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