Measurement of detector resolution for neutral particle detection with liquid scintillators

Mark M. Bourne, Shaun D. Clarke, Eric C. Miller, Marek Flaska, Sara A. Pozzi

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Abstract

The characterization of the photon energy resolution of a liquid scintillation detector is desirable for simulating photon pulse height distributions in Monte Carlo codes such as MCNPX-PoliMi. Previous studies in literature determined a function characterizing the photon energy resolution for four photon detectors using the wide-angle Compton coincidence technique. The goal of this work is to utilize this technique to measure the photon resolution for the EJ-309 organic scintillation detector. The photon energy resolution was measured for an EJ-309 organic scintillation detector using a high-purity germanium (HPGe) detector and a 100-μCi 137Cs source. The photon energy resolution of the EJ-309 was measured to be between 16 and 28% for photon energies between 390 and 280 keV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Nuclear Science Symposuim and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010
Pages981-985
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event2010 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010 and 17th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X-ray and Gamma-ray Detectors, RTSD 2010 - Knoxville, TN, United States
Duration: Oct 30 2010Nov 6 2010

Other

Other2010 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010 and 17th International Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X-ray and Gamma-ray Detectors, RTSD 2010
CountryUnited States
CityKnoxville, TN
Period10/30/1011/6/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Bourne, M. M., Clarke, S. D., Miller, E. C., Flaska, M., & Pozzi, S. A. (2010). Measurement of detector resolution for neutral particle detection with liquid scintillators. In IEEE Nuclear Science Symposuim and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2010 (pp. 981-985). [5873910] https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2010.5873910