Thermal neutron radiation damage on light yield and attenuation length of scintillating fibres

A. Asmone, M. Bertino, C. Bini, G. De Zorzi, G. Diambrini Palazzi, G. Di Cosimo, A. Di Domenico, F. Garufi, P. Gauzzi, D. Zanello, A. Festinesi

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Samples of blue scintillating fibres have been irradiated with thermal neutrons. The light yield and the attenuation length have been measured for a total integrated flux ranging from 3 to 60×1013neutrons cm-2, and for two different fluxes (3.5 and 35×109neutrons cm-2s-1). The long term damage has been investigated for 2 m long samples with uniform irradiation along the fibre. Sizable deteriorations both in light yield and in attenuation length are found even at our lowest integrated neutron flux. © 1994.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)398 - 403
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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