The light response of two thin inorganic scintillators based on YAP:Ce and LaBr3:Ce crystals has been measured with protons in the 4-8 MeV energy range at the Uppsala tandem accelerator and in the 8-26 MeV energy range at the Legnaro tandem accelerator. The crystals have been calibrated in situ with137Cs and60Co γ-ray sources. The relative light yields of protons with respect to gammas have been measured and are here reported to be (96±2)% and (80±2)% for YAP:Ce and LaBr3:Ce, respectively. The results open up to the development of a Telescope Proton Recoil spectrometer based on either of the two crystals as alternative to a silicon based spectrometer for applications to high neutron fluxes.
|Pages (from-to)||85 - 88|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2016|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
Cazzaniga, C., Cremona, A., Nocente, M., Rebai, M., Rigamonti, D., Tardocchi, M., ... Gorini, G. (2016). Light response of YAP:Ce and LaBr. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 820, 85 - 88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2016.03.026