Response of the Li-6-enriched Cₛ₂LiYCl₆:Ce³⁺ (CLYC) detector to gamma-rays, fast and thermal neutrons

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Choun, Hyung Jin
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Danon, Yaron
Liu, Li (Emily)
Lian, Jie
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2017-08
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Nuclear engineering
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MS
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Abstract
Pulse shape discrimination of gamma-ray and neutron events was carried out using the charge comparison method by taking the ratio of a delayed and prompt integration region of the detector pulse. The energy of the outgoing proton or α particle from neutron capture reactions scales linearly with the incident neutron energy. The linearity of the responses may enable CLYC to be used for fast-neutron spectroscopy via well-defined peaks in the pulse-height spectrum. The linearity of responses was investigated with different neutron sources (²⁵²Cf source and a Pu-Be source).
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August 2017
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Dept. of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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