21-25 June 2021
Clarion Congress Hotel Prague
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Neutron Detection with High Resolution Scintillators

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3rd floor (Clarion Congress Hotel Prague)

3rd floor

Clarion Congress Hotel Prague

Freyova 945/33, 190 00 Prague 9 - Vysočany
Oral presentation 07 Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Safeguards and Homeland Security


TAGGART, Matt (University of Surrey)


High resolution scintillators such as lanthanum bromide (LaBr3) have been widely utilised for their excellent properties in terms of timing and energy resolution. Our recent paper highlighted a potential further avenue of study with their application to the field of neutron detection. Through exploitation of neutron-proton and neutron-alpha reaction channels on the halide component of the material we can convert a high resolution scintillator into a dual-mode detector capable of identifying neutron signatures within a mixed radiation field. Here we assess the neutron detection performance of several tri-halide scintillators (LaBr3, LaCl3, LBC, and CeBr3) through exposure to an Americium-Beryllium source. We report on the ability of the materials to separately identify neutron and gamma ray events, and, where applicable, the susceptibility to internal alpha contamination.

Primary authors

Dr HENDERSON, Jack (University of Surrey) TAGGART, Matt (University of Surrey)

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