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Measurement and simulation of the neutron response of the Nordball liquid scintillator array

Reiter, A. ; Adler, Jan-Olof LU ; Akkurt, I. ; Annand, J. R. M. ; Fasolo, F. ; Fissum, Kevin LU ; Hansen, Kurt LU ; Isaksson, Lennart LU ; Karlsson, M and Lundin, Magnus LU , et al. (2006) In Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment 565(2). p.753-762
Abstract
The response of the liquid scintillator array Nordball to neutrons in the energy range 1.5 < T-n < 10 MeV has been measured by time of flight using a Cf-252 fission source. Fission fragments were detected by means of a thin-film plastic scintillator. The measured differential and integral neutron detection efficiencies agree well with predictions of a Monte Carlo simulation of the detector which models geometry accurately and incorporates the measured, non-linear proton light output as a function of energy. The ability of the model to provide systematic corrections to photoneutron cross-sections, measured by Nordball at low energy, is tested in a measurement of the two-body deuteron photodisintegration cross-section in the range... (More)
The response of the liquid scintillator array Nordball to neutrons in the energy range 1.5 < T-n < 10 MeV has been measured by time of flight using a Cf-252 fission source. Fission fragments were detected by means of a thin-film plastic scintillator. The measured differential and integral neutron detection efficiencies agree well with predictions of a Monte Carlo simulation of the detector which models geometry accurately and incorporates the measured, non-linear proton light output as a function of energy. The ability of the model to provide systematic corrections to photoneutron cross-sections, measured by Nordball at low energy, is tested in a measurement of the two-body deuteron photodisintegration cross-section in the range E-gamma = 14-18 MeV. After correction the present H-2 (gamma, n)p measurements agree well with a published evaluation of the large body of H-2(gamma, p)n data. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The response of the liquid scintillator array Nordball to neutrons in the energy range 1.5 &lt; T-n &lt; 10 MeV has been measured by time of flight using a Cf-252 fission source. Fission fragments were detected by means of a thin-film plastic scintillator. The measured differential and integral neutron detection efficiencies agree well with predictions of a Monte Carlo simulation of the detector which models geometry accurately and incorporates the measured, non-linear proton light output as a function of energy. The ability of the model to provide systematic corrections to photoneutron cross-sections, measured by Nordball at low energy, is tested in a measurement of the two-body deuteron photodisintegration cross-section in the range E-gamma = 14-18 MeV. After correction the present H-2 (gamma, n)p measurements agree well with a published evaluation of the large body of H-2(gamma, p)n data. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.},
  author       = {Reiter, A. and Adler, Jan-Olof and Akkurt, I. and Annand, J. R. M. and Fasolo, F. and Fissum, Kevin and Hansen, Kurt and Isaksson, Lennart and Karlsson, M and Lundin, Magnus and McGeorge, J. C. and Nilsson, Björn and Rosner, G. and Schröder, Bent and Zanini, A.},
  issn         = {0167-5087},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {753--762},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment},
  title        = {Measurement and simulation of the neutron response of the Nordball liquid scintillator array},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2006.06.048},
  doi          = {10.1016/j.nima.2006.06.048},
  volume       = {565},
  year         = {2006},
}