DESCANT and β-delayed neutron measurements at TRIUMF

V. Bildstein, P. E. Garrett, S. F. Ashley, G. C. Ball, L. Bianco, D. Bandyopadhyay, J. Bangay, B. P. Crider, G. Demand, G. Deng, I. Dillmann, A. Finlay, A. B. Garnsworthy, G. Hackman, B. Hadinia, R. Krücken, K. G. Leach, J. P. Martin, M. T. McEllistrem, C. J. PearsonE. E. Peters, F. M. Prados-Estévez, A. Radich, F. Sarazin, C. Sumithrarachchi, C. E. Svensson, J. R. Vanhoy, J. Wong, S. W. Yates

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The DESCANT array (Deuterated Scintillator Array for Neutron Tagging) consists of up to 70 detectors, each filled with approximately 2 liters of deuterated benzene. This scintillator material offers pulse-shape discrimination (PSD) capabilities to distinguish between neutrons and γ-rays interacting with the scintillator material. In addition, the anisotropic nature of n-d scattering allows for the determination of the neutron energy spectrum directly from the pulse height spectrum, complementing the traditional time-of-flight (ToF) information. DESCANT can be coupled either to the TIGRESS (TRIUMF-ISAC Gamma-Ray Escape Suppressed Spectrometer) γ-ray spectrometer [1] located in the ISAC-II [2] hall of TRIUMF for in-beam experiments, or to the GRIFFIN (Gamma-Ray Infrastructure For Fundamental Investigations of Nuclei) γ-ray spectrometer [3] located in the ISAC-I hall of TRIUMF for decay spectroscopy experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCGS15 2014 - Capture GammaRay Spectroscopy and Related Topics
EditorsKai Zuber, Ronald Schwengner
ISBN (Electronic)9782759817948
StatePublished - May 28 2015
Event15th International Symposium on Capture Gamma Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics, CGS15 2014 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: Aug 25 2014Aug 29 2014

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
ISSN (Print)2101-6275
ISSN (Electronic)2100-014X


Conference15th International Symposium on Capture Gamma Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics, CGS15 2014

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  • Physics and Astronomy (all)


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