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Response of a Li-glass/multi-anode photomultiplier detector to alpha-particles from Am-241
Lund Univ, Lund.
Lund Univ, Lund; European Spallat Source ERIC, Lund.
European Spallat Source ERIC, Lund; Univ Glasgow, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.
Univ Glasgow, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.
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2019 (English)In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, E-ISSN 1872-9576, Vol. 929, p. 90-96Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The response of a position-sensitive Li-glass scintillator detector to alpha-particles from a collimated Am-241 source scanned across the face of the detector has been measured. Scintillation light was read out by an 8 x 8 pixel multi-anode photomultiplier and the signal amplitude for each pixel has been recorded for every position on a scan. The pixel signal is strongly dependent on position and in general several pixels will register a signal (a hit) above a given threshold. The effect of this threshold on hit multiplicity is studied, with a view to optimize the single-hit efficiency of the detector.

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2019. Vol. 929, p. 90-96
Keywords [en]
SoNDe thermal neutron detector; GS20 scintillating glass, Multi-anode photomultiplier, Position-dependent alpha-particle response, H12700A
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-36182DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2019.03.014ISI: 000464347000011Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85063412874OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-36182DiVA, id: diva2:1317226
Available from: 2019-05-22 Created: 2019-05-22 Last updated: 2019-05-24Bibliographically approved

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