2 February 1993 Directional fast neutron detector using scintillating fibers and electro-optics
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A scaled version of a scintillating fiber detector (SFD) has been constructed and tested in a feasibility study at SAIC-San Diego for determining its neutron detection efficiency, directionality and gamma-ray sensitivity. This concept was supported by Monte Carlo simulations which predicted the effectiveness of the fiber bundle to discriminate against neutrons entering at directions non-parallel to the fiber axis. Fibers measuring 0.5 mm square and 10 cm long are formed into a bundle and coupled to a set of gamma-ray insensitive electro-optics intensifiers and a CCD camera. In this paper we describe the detector and present the results of the experimental tests with 14 MeV neutrons and an intense beam of 60Co and 137Cs gamma-rays.
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Daniel T. Holslin, David Shreve, William K. Hagan, "Directional fast neutron detector using scintillating fibers and electro-optics", Proc. SPIE 1737, Neutrons, X Rays, and Gamma Rays: Imaging Detectors, Material Characterization Techniques, and Applications, (2 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.138660; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.138660
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