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Nuclear safety: a novel approach to fast neutron detection

Van de Graaff laboratory
25 March, 2013

JRC scientists in collaboration with the Örebro University and the Chalmers University of Technology report on the use of a lanthanum-bromide scintillation detector for fast neutron detection. They achieve a much lower energy threshold compared to other detector systems commonly used in fast-neutron spectrometry allowing for a more consistent measurement of prompt neutron emission spectra highly relevant in nuclear safety. 

Read more in: A. Oberstedt, R. Billnert, S. Oberstedt: "Neutron measurements with lanthanum-bromide scintillation detectors – a first approach", Nucl. Instrum. Method. Phys. Res. A708, 7-14 (2013)

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