Identification of neutron sources by spectral analysis of pulse height distributions

Senada Avdic, Predrag Marinkovic, Sara A. Pozzi, Marek Flaska, Vladimir Protopopescu

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Abstract

This paper proposes a neutron source identification method based on the spectral analysis of neutron pulse height distributions obtained with liquid scintillation detectors. The fact that shielded and unshielded neutron sources have clearly defined spectral components with specific locations and intensities offers the possibility of identifying the sources based on spectral features alone, without having to unfold the energy spectra. Analysis of simulated and experimental data confirms that this new identification method is promising, and that good resolution power can be achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5280499
Pages (from-to)2796-2801
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Volume56
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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