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Title: Application of the BINS superheated drop detector spectrometer to the {sup 9}Be(p,xn) neutron energy spectrum determination

In the framework of TRASCO-BNCT project, a Bubble Interactive Neutron Spectrometer (BINS) device was applied to the characterization of the angle-and energy-differential neutron spectra generated by the {sup 9}Be(p,xn)reaction. The BINS spectrometer uses two superheated emulsion detectors, sequentially operated at different temperatures and thus provides a series of six sharp threshold responses, covering the 0.1-10 MeV neutron energy range. Spectrum unfolding of the data was performed by means of MAXED code. The obtained angle, energy-differential spectra were compared with those measured with a Bonner sphere spectrometer, a silicon telescope spectrometer and literature data.
Authors:
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  1. Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, Nucleare e della Produzione, Universita di Pisa, Pisa (Italy)
  2. INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Frascati (Roma) (Italy)
  3. INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Legnaro (Padova) (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22121660
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1530; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: ION BEAMS '12: International conference on multidisciplinary applications of nuclear physics with ion beams, Legnaro, Padova (Italy), 6-8 Jun 2012; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; BERYLLIUM 9 TARGET; BONNER SPHERE SPECTROMETERS; DIELECTRIC TRACK DETECTORS; ENERGY SPECTRA; MEV RANGE 01-10; NEUTRON CAPTURE THERAPY; NEUTRON DETECTION; NEUTRON SPECTRA; NEUTRON SPECTROSCOPY; PROTON REACTIONS; SPECTRA UNFOLDING; TELESCOPES