Quick algorithms for real-time discrimination of neutrons and gamma rays

Moslem Amiri, Václav Přenosil, František Cvachovec, Zdeněk Matěj, Filip Mravec

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    Abstract

    Several new methods for the digital discrimination of neutrons and gamma-rays in a mixed radiation field are presented. The methods introduced discriminate neutrons and gamma rays successfully in the digital domain. They are mathematically simple and exploit samples during the life time of the pulse, hence appropriate for field measurements. All these methods are applied to a set of mixed neutron and photon signals from a stilbene scintillator and their discrimination qualities are compared.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)583-599
    Number of pages17
    JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
    Volume303
    Early online date24 Aug 2014
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015

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    Keywords

    • Gamma detection
    • Neutron detection
    • Particle identification methods

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