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Pulse shape discrimination performance of a pixelated plastic scintillator (EJ-299-34) for a coded-aperture based dual particle imaging system

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Pulse shape discrimination performance of a pixelated plastic scintillator (EJ-299-34) for a coded-aperture based dual particle imaging system. / Cieslak, Michal; Akurugoda Gamage, Kelum; Glover, Robert; Taylor, C. James.

In: Journal of Instrumentation, Vol. 14, P07017, 31.07.2019.

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title = "Pulse shape discrimination performance of a pixelated plastic scintillator (EJ-299-34) for a coded-aperture based dual particle imaging system",
abstract = "The pulse shape discrimination performance of a pixelated organic plastic scintillator has been investigated. The scintillator has been built using 169 plastic scintillator blocks (arranged into a 13 x 13 square array) of 2.8 x 2.8 x 15 mm each. The scintillator was coupled with a single-channel photomultiplier tube. The scintillator was exposed to a mixed-field environment provided by 252Cf and its pulse shape discrimination capabilities are presented in this paper. Initial results revealed that a 150 MS/s digitising system was insufficient to separate neutrons from gamma-ray photons. Therefore, the experiment was repeated with a 500 MS/s system, which provided improved pulse shape discrimination performance. In order to validate the performance of the pixelated plastic scintillator, it was compared to that of a cylindrical plastic sample. Tests were also carried out in moderated neutron and gamma-ray fields of 252Cf. The results indicate that acceptable levels of pulse shape discrimination are obtained for the case of a pixelated scintillator, when the higher sampling rate digitiser was used.",
keywords = "Scintillators, Gamma detectors, Neutron detectors, Particle identification",
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year = "2019",
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AU - Taylor, C. James

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AB - The pulse shape discrimination performance of a pixelated organic plastic scintillator has been investigated. The scintillator has been built using 169 plastic scintillator blocks (arranged into a 13 x 13 square array) of 2.8 x 2.8 x 15 mm each. The scintillator was coupled with a single-channel photomultiplier tube. The scintillator was exposed to a mixed-field environment provided by 252Cf and its pulse shape discrimination capabilities are presented in this paper. Initial results revealed that a 150 MS/s digitising system was insufficient to separate neutrons from gamma-ray photons. Therefore, the experiment was repeated with a 500 MS/s system, which provided improved pulse shape discrimination performance. In order to validate the performance of the pixelated plastic scintillator, it was compared to that of a cylindrical plastic sample. Tests were also carried out in moderated neutron and gamma-ray fields of 252Cf. The results indicate that acceptable levels of pulse shape discrimination are obtained for the case of a pixelated scintillator, when the higher sampling rate digitiser was used.

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KW - Gamma detectors

KW - Neutron detectors

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