Digital pulse shape discrimination in organic scintillators for fusion applications

B. Esposito, Y. Kaschuck, A. Rizzo, L. Bertalot, A. Pensa

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Stilbene and NE213 organic scintillators are commonly used for neutron and γ-ray detection in mixed n/γ fields due to their pulse shape discrimination properties. A system for n/γ digital pulse shape discrimination (DPSD) and simultaneous pulse height analysis using a commercial 12-bit 200 MHz transient recorder is presented. The results of measurements performed on the fusion experiment FTU (Frascati Tokamak Upgrade) are described. The importance of DPSD for fusion applications and its advantages with respect to analog PSD are analyzed. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)626 - 628
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2004
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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