Thermal and fast neutron detection with two CLYC scintillators

Luna Pellegri, Agnese Giaz, Franco Camera, Nives Blasi, Sergio Brambilla, Simone Ceruti, Benedicte Million, Stefano Riboldi, Carlo Cazzaniga, Massimo Nocente, Giuseppe Gorini, Marco Tardocchi, Marica Rebai, Antonino Pietropaolo, Mario Pillon

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Abstract

The crystal Cs2LiYCl6:Ce (CLYC) is a very interesting scintillator material because of its excellent energy resolution and its capability to identify gamma rays and fast/thermal neutrons. In this work, the response to gamma, thermal and fast neutrons of two CLYC 1x1 crystals was measured: the first one, enriched with 6Li at 95% is ideal for thermal neutron measurements while the second one, enriched with 7Li at 99% is suitable for fast neutron measurements. The crystals were coupled to quartz window R6231-1000MOD HAMAMATSU PMTs. The thermal neutrons were measured in both detectors using an AmBe source in the gamma spectroscopy laboratory of the University of Milano, Italy. The measurements of fast neutrons were performed at Frascati (Italy) Neutron Generator facility providing neutrons of 14.1 MeV and 2.5 MeV.
Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2014 - Seattle, United States
Duration: 10 Mar 2016 → …

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ConferenceIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period10/3/16 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Pellegri, L., Giaz, A., Camera, F., Blasi, N., Brambilla, S., Ceruti, S., ... Pillon, M. (2016). Thermal and fast neutron detection with two CLYC scintillators. Paper presented at IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2014, Seattle, United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/NSSMIC.2014.7431190