Comparison of two liquid scintillators used for neutron detection

Á Horváth, K. Ieki, Y. Iwata, J. J. Kruse, Z. Seres, J. Wang, J. Weiner, P. D. Zecher, A. Galonsky

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Abstract

The pulse-shape discrimination capability and the scintillation efficiency of two liquid scintillatots, BC519 and NE213 (BC501A) have been compared. Pulse-shape discrimination is not as good with BC519, but for large light pulses it should be adequate in many applications and may be a useful alternative to NE213 because it has a higher ratio of H-to-C atoms. Within 5% the scintillation efficiencies are the same when the scintillators are excited by protons with energies up to 11 MeV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-244
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume440
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 21 2000

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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