Characteristics of hybrid plastic scintillators for slow neutron measurements

C. Kim, R. J. Hu, S. H. Ahn, Byungsik Hong, H. C. Kim, K. S. Lee, Sung Keun Park, K. S. Sim, S. J. Hong, Y. J. Kim, S. J. Lee

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Abstract

In this paper, we report the characteristics and the performance of the hybrid plastic scintillators for slow neutron measurements. The B-doped and Gd-layered scintillators were manufactured and tested for slow and fast neutrons, and gamma rays. The slow neutrons were provided by an energy moderation of the fast neutrons emitted from a 0.5 Ci252Cf source. The energy of the slow neutrons ranged from 10 to 600 meV with a peak at 75 meV. Neutron response functions for the hybrid plastic scintillators were measured with the calibrated slow neutron flux. Furthermore, the pulse-shape analysis was performed to differentiate the slow neutrons from the gamma rays. For the 10B-doped scintillators, the difference lying in the tail-to-total charge ratio distribution of the pulses was conductive to estimate the fraction of the gamma rays in the neutron data. However, for the Gd-layered scintillators, the difference was insignificant.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
Pages1971-1975
Number of pages5
Volume3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS-MIC - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2007 Oct 272007 Nov 3

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Other2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS-MIC
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period07/10/2707/11/3

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Neutrons
Plastics
Gamma rays
Neutron flux

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  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Kim, C., Hu, R. J., Ahn, S. H., Hong, B., Kim, H. C., Lee, K. S., ... Lee, S. J. (2007). Characteristics of hybrid plastic scintillators for slow neutron measurements. In IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (Vol. 3, pp. 1971-1975). [4436540] https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2007.4436540

Characteristics of hybrid plastic scintillators for slow neutron measurements. / Kim, C.; Hu, R. J.; Ahn, S. H.; Hong, Byungsik; Kim, H. C.; Lee, K. S.; Park, Sung Keun; Sim, K. S.; Hong, S. J.; Kim, Y. J.; Lee, S. J.

IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record. Vol. 3 2007. p. 1971-1975 4436540.

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Kim, C, Hu, RJ, Ahn, SH, Hong, B, Kim, HC, Lee, KS, Park, SK, Sim, KS, Hong, SJ, Kim, YJ & Lee, SJ 2007, Characteristics of hybrid plastic scintillators for slow neutron measurements. in IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record. vol. 3, 4436540, pp. 1971-1975, 2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS-MIC, Honolulu, HI, United States, 07/10/27. https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2007.4436540
Kim C, Hu RJ, Ahn SH, Hong B, Kim HC, Lee KS et al. Characteristics of hybrid plastic scintillators for slow neutron measurements. In IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record. Vol. 3. 2007. p. 1971-1975. 4436540 https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2007.4436540
Kim, C. ; Hu, R. J. ; Ahn, S. H. ; Hong, Byungsik ; Kim, H. C. ; Lee, K. S. ; Park, Sung Keun ; Sim, K. S. ; Hong, S. J. ; Kim, Y. J. ; Lee, S. J. / Characteristics of hybrid plastic scintillators for slow neutron measurements. IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record. Vol. 3 2007. pp. 1971-1975
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