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)