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Electronic methods for discriminating scintillation shapes; Methodes electroniques de discrimination des formes des impulsions issues de scintillateurs; Ehlektronnye metody diskriminatsii form stsintillyatsii; Metodos electronicos de discriminacion de forma de impulsos de centelleo

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Abstract

As reported previously, the scintillation pulse shape, which is characteristic of the excitating particle type (electron, proton, alpha, etc.), can be converted into a pulse-height independent parameter. This displays, by means of a multichannel analyser, the composition of a mixed particle beam which excites the scintillator. This method was successful with several scintillators, both of the organic and the inorganic type. Details are given of the electronic techniques used for converting the pulse shapes. For the simpler case of discrimination between only two classes of pulses (e.g. neutron-gamma discrimination) the use of passive networks has also been considered possible for further improvements and simplifications. A few networks were tried, the main results being that, in the presence of gamma background, the discrimination of recoil protons in liquid scintillators was extended to small pulses of a few decades of photoelectrons and the discrimination of neutron-capture fragments in boronloaded liquids was obtained. Some of these networks operated with pulses of the same polarity, from two of the last dynode, or even with the output from a single electrode. This may be useful when it is convenient to use the anode independently, e. g. for operating fast time circuits. (author) [French] On sait  More>>
Authors:
Forte, M; Konsta, A; Maranzana, C [1] 
  1. European Atomic Energy Community, CCR, ISPRA (Italy)
Publication Date:
Apr 15, 1962
Product Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference on Nuclear Electronics, Belgrade, Yugoslavia (Serbia), 15-20 May 1961; Other Information: 14 figs, 7 refs; Related Information: In: Nuclear Electronics II. Proceedings of the Conference on Nuclear Electronics. V. II| 473 p.
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ALPHA PARTICLES; CAPTURE; ELECTRONS; LIQUID SCINTILLATORS; NEUTRON REACTIONS; NEUTRONS; PARTICLE BEAMS; PROTONS; PULSE DISCRIMINATORS; PULSE SHAPERS; RECOILS
OSTI ID:
22028389
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 0074-1884; TRN: XA12N2012116655
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 277-286
Announcement Date:
Jan 18, 2013

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Forte, M, Konsta, A, and Maranzana, C. Electronic methods for discriminating scintillation shapes; Methodes electroniques de discrimination des formes des impulsions issues de scintillateurs; Ehlektronnye metody diskriminatsii form stsintillyatsii; Metodos electronicos de discriminacion de forma de impulsos de centelleo. IAEA: N. p., 1962. Web.
Forte, M, Konsta, A, & Maranzana, C. Electronic methods for discriminating scintillation shapes; Methodes electroniques de discrimination des formes des impulsions issues de scintillateurs; Ehlektronnye metody diskriminatsii form stsintillyatsii; Metodos electronicos de discriminacion de forma de impulsos de centelleo. IAEA.
Forte, M, Konsta, A, and Maranzana, C. 1962. "Electronic methods for discriminating scintillation shapes; Methodes electroniques de discrimination des formes des impulsions issues de scintillateurs; Ehlektronnye metody diskriminatsii form stsintillyatsii; Metodos electronicos de discriminacion de forma de impulsos de centelleo." IAEA.
@misc{etde_22028389,
title = {Electronic methods for discriminating scintillation shapes; Methodes electroniques de discrimination des formes des impulsions issues de scintillateurs; Ehlektronnye metody diskriminatsii form stsintillyatsii; Metodos electronicos de discriminacion de forma de impulsos de centelleo}
author = {Forte, M, Konsta, A, and Maranzana, C}
abstractNote = {As reported previously, the scintillation pulse shape, which is characteristic of the excitating particle type (electron, proton, alpha, etc.), can be converted into a pulse-height independent parameter. This displays, by means of a multichannel analyser, the composition of a mixed particle beam which excites the scintillator. This method was successful with several scintillators, both of the organic and the inorganic type. Details are given of the electronic techniques used for converting the pulse shapes. For the simpler case of discrimination between only two classes of pulses (e.g. neutron-gamma discrimination) the use of passive networks has also been considered possible for further improvements and simplifications. A few networks were tried, the main results being that, in the presence of gamma background, the discrimination of recoil protons in liquid scintillators was extended to small pulses of a few decades of photoelectrons and the discrimination of neutron-capture fragments in boronloaded liquids was obtained. Some of these networks operated with pulses of the same polarity, from two of the last dynode, or even with the output from a single electrode. This may be useful when it is convenient to use the anode independently, e. g. for operating fast time circuits. (author) [French] On sait que la forme des impulsions delivrees par un detecteur a scintillations, qui est fonction du type de particule excitatrice (electron, proton, particule alpha, etc.), peut etre convertie en un parametre d'amplitude d'impulsion independant. Cette propriete permet de determiner, a l'aide d'un selecteur multicanaux, la composition d'un faisceau de particules mixte qui frappe le scintillateur. Cette methode a ete utilisee avec succes dans le cas de plusieurs scintillateurs, tant organiques qu'inorganiques. Les auteurs donnent des precisions sur les procedes electroniques employes pour convertir la forme de l'impulsion. Dans le cas le plus simple, celui ou la discrimination ne doit se faire qu'entre deux types d'impulsions seulement (neutrons et rayons gamma, par exemple), on a egalement envisage l'emploi de reseaux passifs qu'il serait possible d'ameliorer et de simplifier. Les auteurs ont fait l'essai de quelques reseaux; ils sont notamment parvenus, en presence d'un bruit de fond du a des rayons gamma, a realiser la discrimination dans des scintillateurs liquides de protons de recul ne delivrant que de faibles impulsions (quelques dizaines de photo-electrons) et celle de fragments de capture de neutrons dans des scintillateurs liquides contenant du bore. Certains de ces reseaux ont pu fonctionner avec des impulsions de meme polarite issues de deux des dernieres dynodes, et meme avec les impulsions de sortie delivrees par une seule electrode. Il y a la une possibilite interessante pour les cas ou il est indique d'utiliser l'anode separement, par exemple pour le cycle de synchronisation. (author) [Spanish] Como ya se ha senalado, la forma de los impulsos emitidos por un centelleador, que es caracteristica del tipo de particula excitante (electron, proton, particulas alfa, etc.), puede convertirse en una amplitud de impulso como parametro independiente. Ello permite determinar, utilizando un analizador multicanal, la composicion de un haz mixto de particulas que excite el centelleador. Este metodo se ha aplicado con exito empleando varios centelleadores de tipo organico e inorganico. Los autores describen con detalle las tecnicas electronicas utilizadas para convertir la forme de los impulsos. En el caso mas sencillo de discriminacion entre solo dos clases de impulsos (por ejemplo, discriminacion de neutrones y rayos gamma), se ha estudiado la conveniencia de utilizar redes pasivas, susceptibles de nuevos perfeccionamientos y simplificaciones. Se han ensayado varios tipos de redes y el principal resultado obtenido consiste en la discriminacion, en presencia de un fondo gamma, de los protones de retrocesco en centelleadores liquidos hasta impulsos debiles, de unas cuantas decenas de fotoelectrones, y la discriminacion de fragmentos emitidos por captura neutronica en liquidos conteniendo boro. Algunas de estas redes fueron capaces de operar con impulsos de la misma polaridad emitidos por dos de los ultimos dinodos, incluso con la salida de un solo electrodo. Ello puede ser util cuando conviene emplear el anodo independientemente, por ejemplo, para sincronizacion. (author) [Russian] Kak uzhe soobshchalos' ran'she, forma stsintillyatsionnogo impul'sa, kharakterizuyushchaya tip vozbuzhdayushchej chastitsy (ehlektron, proton, al'fa i t.d.), mozhet byt' prevrashchena v nezavisimyj ot amplitudy impul'sa parametr. EHto pozvolyaet vyyavit' posredstvom mnogokanal'nogo analizatora sostav vozbuzhdayushchego stsintillyator puchka so smeshannymi chastitsami. EHtot metod byl uspeshno primenen k neskol'kim stsintillyatoram kak organicheskogo, tak i neorganicheskogo tipa. Privodyatsya detali ehlektronnykh metodik, ispol'zovannykh dlya preobrazovaniya formy impul'sov. Dlya bolee prostykh sluchaev diskriminatsii tol'ko mezhdu dvumya vidami impul'sov (naprimer, diskriminatsiya nejtronov ot gamma-izluchenij) rassmatrivalas' takzhe vozmozhnost' ispol'zovaniya passivnykh skhem, predstavlyayushchikhsya perspektivnymi dlya dal'nejshikh usovershenstvovanij i uproshchenij. Bylo isprobovano neskol'ko skhem, glavnym rezul'tatom chego bylo to, chto pri nalichii fona gamma-izlucheniya udalos' rasprostranit' diskriminatsiyu protonov otdachi v zhidkikh stsintillyatorakh na malye impul'sy vsego lish' v neskol'ko desyatkov fotoehlektronov, a takzhe dobit'sya diskriminatsii oskolkov zakhvata nejtronov v soderzhashchikh bor zhidkostyakh. Nekotorye iz ehtikh skhem byli prednaznacheny dlya raboty s impul'sami odinakovoj polyarnosti, podavaemymi dvumya poslednimi ehlektrodami umnozhitelya, ili dazhe s vykhodnymi impul'sami odnogo lish' ehlektroda. EHto mozhet okazat'sya poleznym pri nezavisimom ispol'zovanii anoda, naprimer, dlya khronirovaniya impul'sov. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1962}
month = {Apr}
}