The Resonance Detector Spectrometer was recently revised for neutron spectroscopic studies in the eV energy region. In this technique one makes use of a photon detector to record the gamma emission from analyser foils used as neutron-gamma converters. The pulse-height response of a Cadmium–Zinc–Telluride photon detector to neutron capture emission from 238U and 197Au analyser foils was characterised in the neutron energy range 1–200 eV. The experiment was performed on the VESUVIO spectrometer at the ISIS neutron-pulsed source. A biparametric data acquisition, specifically developed for these measurements, allowed the simultaneous measurements of both the neutron time of flight and γ pulse-height spectra. Through the analysis of the γ pulse-height spectra the main components of the signal associated with resonant and non-resonant neutron absorption were identified. It was also shown that, in principle, energy discrimination can be used to improve the signal to background ratio of the neutron time-of-flight measurement.
|Titolo:||Cadmium-Zinc-Telluride photon detector for epithermal neutron spectroscopy-pulse height response characterisation|
|Parole Chiave:||Neutron spectroscopy ; epithermal neutron ; resonance detector ; CZT|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/01 - Fisica Sperimentale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.nima.2004.02.040|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|