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Title: SCINFUL: A Monte Carlo based computer program to determine a scintillator full energy response to neutron detection for E/sub n/ between 0. 1 and 80 MeV: Program development and comparisons of program predictions with experimental data

Abstract

This document provides a discussion of the development of the FORTRAN Monte Carlo program SCINFUL (for scintillator full response), a program designed to provide a calculated full response anticipated for either an NE-213 (liquid) scintillator or an NE-110 (solid) scintillator. The program may also be used to compute angle-integrated spectra of charged particles (p, d, t, /sup 3/He, and ..cap alpha..) following neutron interactions with /sup 12/C. Extensive comparisons with a variety of experimental data are given. There is generally overall good agreement (<10% differences) of results from SCINFUL calculations with measured detector responses, i.e., N(E/sub r/) vs E/sub r/ where E/sub r/ is the response pulse height, reproduce measured detector responses with an accuracy which, at least partly, depends upon how well the experimental configuration is known. For E/sub n/ < 16 MeV and for E/sub r/ > 15% of the maximum pulse height response, calculated spectra are within +-5% of experiment on the average. For E/sub n/ up to 50 MeV similar good agreement is obtained with experiment for E/sub r/ > 30% of maximum response. For E/sub n/ up to 75 MeV the calculated shape of the response agrees with measurements, but the calculations underpredicts the measuredmore » response by up to 30%. 65 refs., 64 figs., 3 tabs.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
7166672
Report Number(s):
ORNL-6463
ON: DE88013333
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; CARBON 12 TARGET; NEUTRON REACTIONS; LIQUID SCINTILLATION DETECTORS; NEUTRON DETECTION; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; SOLID SCINTILLATION DETECTORS; ANGULAR DISTRIBUTION; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; CROSS SECTIONS; EFFICIENCY; FORTRAN; MONTE CARLO METHOD; S CODES; THEORETICAL DATA; BARYON REACTIONS; COMPUTER CODES; DATA; DETECTION; DISTRIBUTION; HADRON REACTIONS; INFORMATION; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; NUCLEAR REACTIONS; NUCLEON REACTIONS; NUMERICAL DATA; PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES; RADIATION DETECTION; RADIATION DETECTORS; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; SIMULATION; TARGETS; 440103* - Radiation Instrumentation- Nuclear Spectroscopic Instrumentation; 990220 - Computers, Computerized Models, & Computer Programs- (1987-1989)

Citation Formats

Dickens, J K. SCINFUL: A Monte Carlo based computer program to determine a scintillator full energy response to neutron detection for E/sub n/ between 0. 1 and 80 MeV: Program development and comparisons of program predictions with experimental data. United States: N. p., 1988. Web. doi:10.2172/7166672.
Dickens, J K. SCINFUL: A Monte Carlo based computer program to determine a scintillator full energy response to neutron detection for E/sub n/ between 0. 1 and 80 MeV: Program development and comparisons of program predictions with experimental data. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/7166672
Dickens, J K. Fri . "SCINFUL: A Monte Carlo based computer program to determine a scintillator full energy response to neutron detection for E/sub n/ between 0. 1 and 80 MeV: Program development and comparisons of program predictions with experimental data". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/7166672. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/7166672.
@article{osti_7166672,
title = {SCINFUL: A Monte Carlo based computer program to determine a scintillator full energy response to neutron detection for E/sub n/ between 0. 1 and 80 MeV: Program development and comparisons of program predictions with experimental data},
author = {Dickens, J K},
abstractNote = {This document provides a discussion of the development of the FORTRAN Monte Carlo program SCINFUL (for scintillator full response), a program designed to provide a calculated full response anticipated for either an NE-213 (liquid) scintillator or an NE-110 (solid) scintillator. The program may also be used to compute angle-integrated spectra of charged particles (p, d, t, /sup 3/He, and ..cap alpha..) following neutron interactions with /sup 12/C. Extensive comparisons with a variety of experimental data are given. There is generally overall good agreement (<10% differences) of results from SCINFUL calculations with measured detector responses, i.e., N(E/sub r/) vs E/sub r/ where E/sub r/ is the response pulse height, reproduce measured detector responses with an accuracy which, at least partly, depends upon how well the experimental configuration is known. For E/sub n/ < 16 MeV and for E/sub r/ > 15% of the maximum pulse height response, calculated spectra are within +-5% of experiment on the average. For E/sub n/ up to 50 MeV similar good agreement is obtained with experiment for E/sub r/ > 30% of maximum response. For E/sub n/ up to 75 MeV the calculated shape of the response agrees with measurements, but the calculations underpredicts the measured response by up to 30%. 65 refs., 64 figs., 3 tabs.},
doi = {10.2172/7166672},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/7166672}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {4}
}