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Title: Fast CsI-phoswich detector

An improved phoswich radiation detector used pure CsI crystal and a fast plastic scintillator and a single photomultiplier tube. The plastic is arranged to receive incident radiation, and that which passed through then strikes the CsI crystal. Scintillation light from both the plastic and CsI crystal are applied to the photomultiplier tube, with the light from the plastic passing through the crystal without absorption therein. Electronics are provided for analyzing the output of the photomultiplier tube to discriminate responses due to the plastic and the CsI crystal, through short gate and long gate integration, to produce results which are indicative of the characteristics of the different types of incident radiation, even in the presence of large amounts of radiation. The phoswich detector has excellent timing resolution. The scintillators of the CsI- phoswich were chosen for their fast risetimes, of about 3 ns for NE102A, and 30 ns for the pure CsI.
  1. (1024 Osage Cir., Santa Fe, NM 87501)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Langenbrunner, James R. (Santa Fe, NM) CHO
Patent Number(s):
US 5514870
Contract Number:
Research Org:
University of Minnesota
Country of Publication:
United States
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