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Title: Use of a large time-compensated scintillation detector in neutron time-of-flight measurements

Abstract

A scintillator for neutron time-of-flight measurements is positioned at a desired angle with respect to the neutron beam, and as a function of the energy thereof, such that the sum of the transit times of the neutrons and photons in the scintillator are substantially independent of the points of scintillations within the scintillator. Extrapolated zero timing is employed rather than the usual constant fraction timing. As a result, a substantially larger scintillator can be employed that substantially increases the data rate and shortens the experiment time.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Oak Ridge, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
863476
Patent Number(s):
4180736
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
time-compensated; scintillation; detector; neutron; time-of-flight; measurements; scintillator; positioned; desired; angle; respect; beam; function; energy; transit; times; neutrons; photons; substantially; independent; scintillations; extrapolated; zero; timing; employed; constant; fraction; result; larger; increases; data; rate; shortens; experiment; time; substantially larger; time-of-flight measurements; transit time; scintillation detector; substantially independent; transit times; neutron beam; substantially increase; data rate; neutron time-of-flight; time-of-flight measurement; desired angle; /250/

Citation Formats

Goodman, Charles D. Use of a large time-compensated scintillation detector in neutron time-of-flight measurements. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Goodman, Charles D. Use of a large time-compensated scintillation detector in neutron time-of-flight measurements. United States.
Goodman, Charles D. Mon . "Use of a large time-compensated scintillation detector in neutron time-of-flight measurements". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863476.
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author = {Goodman, Charles D},
abstractNote = {A scintillator for neutron time-of-flight measurements is positioned at a desired angle with respect to the neutron beam, and as a function of the energy thereof, such that the sum of the transit times of the neutrons and photons in the scintillator are substantially independent of the points of scintillations within the scintillator. Extrapolated zero timing is employed rather than the usual constant fraction timing. As a result, a substantially larger scintillator can be employed that substantially increases the data rate and shortens the experiment time.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1979},
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