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Title: Characterization of the CATRiNA neutron detector system

Abstract

The Compound Array for Transfer Reactions in Nuclear Astrophysics (CATRiNA) is a neutron detector system which has been developed at Florida State University to measure neutrons from nuclear reactions aimed to help in the understanding of the structure of the atomic nucleus, the way nuclei interact among each other, and their impact in astrophysical processes. Detecting neutrons is difficult due to their lack of charge. CATRiNA is a novel neutron detector system which consists of 16 liquid scintillator detectors with deuterium (2H) as the interaction material. This paper describes the development and characterization of the CATRiNA detector array using neutron and gamma-ray sources, Monte-Carlo simulations, and neutrons with defined energy from the 7Li(p,n) nuclear reaction. CATRiNA is ready to be used in nuclear physics experimental research.

Authors:
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  1. Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1506460
Grant/Contract Number:  
NA0003841
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 930; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Perello, J. F., Almaraz-Calderon, S., Asher, B. W., Baby, L. T., Gerken, N., and Hanselman, K. Characterization of the CATRiNA neutron detector system. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2019.03.084.
Perello, J. F., Almaraz-Calderon, S., Asher, B. W., Baby, L. T., Gerken, N., & Hanselman, K. Characterization of the CATRiNA neutron detector system. United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2019.03.084.
Perello, J. F., Almaraz-Calderon, S., Asher, B. W., Baby, L. T., Gerken, N., and Hanselman, K. Fri . "Characterization of the CATRiNA neutron detector system". United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2019.03.084.
@article{osti_1506460,
title = {Characterization of the CATRiNA neutron detector system},
author = {Perello, J. F. and Almaraz-Calderon, S. and Asher, B. W. and Baby, L. T. and Gerken, N. and Hanselman, K.},
abstractNote = {The Compound Array for Transfer Reactions in Nuclear Astrophysics (CATRiNA) is a neutron detector system which has been developed at Florida State University to measure neutrons from nuclear reactions aimed to help in the understanding of the structure of the atomic nucleus, the way nuclei interact among each other, and their impact in astrophysical processes. Detecting neutrons is difficult due to their lack of charge. CATRiNA is a novel neutron detector system which consists of 16 liquid scintillator detectors with deuterium (2H) as the interaction material. This paper describes the development and characterization of the CATRiNA detector array using neutron and gamma-ray sources, Monte-Carlo simulations, and neutrons with defined energy from the 7Li(p,n) nuclear reaction. CATRiNA is ready to be used in nuclear physics experimental research.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nima.2019.03.084},
journal = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment},
number = C,
volume = 930,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {4}
}

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