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We propose to investigate alternate methods to detect fission neutrons in the 0.1 to 1 MeV energy range. Our goal will be to, produce a prototype scintillator of good detection efficiency that is capable ofmaking a neutron TOF measurement, and which is able to suppress gamma-ray backgrounds. Our baseline design will use a solid plastic scintillator coupled to two or more fast photomultiplier tubes. This choice is based on the inherently high efficiency of n-p scattering in this energy range and the speed of the response of the scintillator.
|Effective start/end date||10/1/09 → 9/30/12|
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