Digital approaches to neutron spectrometry

Gamage, K.A.A. , Hawkes, N.P. and Taylor, G.C. (2010) Digital approaches to neutron spectrometry. Project Report. National Physical Laboratory.

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Miniature digitizing electronics have been coupled to a detector based on an organic liquid scintillator to form a digital neutron and gamma spectrometer. The digitizing electronics are physically small enough to be packaged with a detector to form an easily portable unit. The spectrometer was exposed to a selection of the well-characterised radiation fields available at NPL, and the performance of three different neutron / gamma discrimination algorithms were compared. The energy resolution of the system was also assessed. Conclusions are presented on the best algorithm to use in such a system, and on the performance and ease of use of the spectrometer in comparison with conventional analogue systems.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Additional Information:NPL Report IR 23, September 2010
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gamage, Professor Kelum
Authors: Gamage, K.A.A., Hawkes, N.P., and Taylor, G.C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Publisher:National Physical Laboratory

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