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Title: Combination neutron-gamma ray detector

Abstract

A radiation detection system capable of detecting neutron and gamma events and distinguishing therebetween. The system includes a detector for a photomultiplier which utilizes a combination of two phosphor materials, the first of which is in the form of small glass beads which scintillate primarily in response to neutrons and the second of which is a plastic matrix which scintillates in response to gammas. A combination of pulse shape and pulse height discrimination techniques is utilized to provide an essentially complete separation of the neutron and gamma events.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Las Vegas, NV
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
EG and G, Inc., Santa Barbara, Calif. (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
862681
Patent Number(s):
3988586
Application Number:
05/589,807
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
DOE Contract Number:  
E(29-1)-1183
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
combination; neutron-gamma; ray; detector; radiation; detection; capable; detecting; neutron; gamma; events; distinguishing; therebetween; photomultiplier; utilizes; phosphor; materials; form; glass; beads; scintillate; primarily; response; neutrons; plastic; matrix; scintillates; gammas; pulse; shape; height; discrimination; techniques; utilized; provide; essentially; complete; separation; pulse height; glass beads; pulse shape; gamma ray; radiation detection; phosphor materials; ray detector; essentially complete; detecting neutron; /250/

Citation Formats

Stuart, Travis P, and Tipton, Wilbur J. Combination neutron-gamma ray detector. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Stuart, Travis P, & Tipton, Wilbur J. Combination neutron-gamma ray detector. United States.
Stuart, Travis P, and Tipton, Wilbur J. Tue . "Combination neutron-gamma ray detector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862681.
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title = {Combination neutron-gamma ray detector},
author = {Stuart, Travis P and Tipton, Wilbur J},
abstractNote = {A radiation detection system capable of detecting neutron and gamma events and distinguishing therebetween. The system includes a detector for a photomultiplier which utilizes a combination of two phosphor materials, the first of which is in the form of small glass beads which scintillate primarily in response to neutrons and the second of which is a plastic matrix which scintillates in response to gammas. A combination of pulse shape and pulse height discrimination techniques is utilized to provide an essentially complete separation of the neutron and gamma events.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {10}
}

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