The CLYC (Cs2LiYC6:Ce) crystal belongs to the elpasolite scintillator family, discovered about 15 years ago. It is a very interesting material because of its good energy resolution and its capability to identify and measure gamma rays and fast/thermal neutrons. In the present work, the fast neutron detection efficiency for two different CLYC cylindrical samples has been measured. These two crystals, both with dimension (thickness x diameter) 1"x1", were respectively enriched with more than 99% of 7Li (CLYC-7) and with about 95% of 6Li (CLYC-6). The presence of the 6Li isotope makes the CLYC-6 ideal to detect thermal neutrons. In order to compare the two scintillators, only the detection efficiency for fast neutrons was considered, neglecting the energy region associated to thermal neutrons in both the crystals. The measurement was performed at the L.A.S.A. Laboratory of INFN and University of Milano (Italy), using a 241Am-Be source.

Measurement of fast neutron detection efficiency with 6Li and 7Li enriched CLYC scintillators / A. Mentana, F. Camera, A. Giaz, N. Blasi, S. Brambilla, S. Ceruti, L. Gini, F. Groppi, S. Manenti, B. Million, S. Riboldi. - In: JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. CONFERENCE SERIES. - ISSN 1742-6596. - 763:1(2016), pp. 012006.1-012006.5. [10.1088/1742-6596/763/1/012006]

Measurement of fast neutron detection efficiency with 6Li and 7Li enriched CLYC scintillators

A. Mentana
Primo
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F. Camera
Secondo
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A. Giaz;S. Ceruti;F. Groppi;S. Manenti;S. Riboldi
Ultimo
2016

Abstract

The CLYC (Cs2LiYC6:Ce) crystal belongs to the elpasolite scintillator family, discovered about 15 years ago. It is a very interesting material because of its good energy resolution and its capability to identify and measure gamma rays and fast/thermal neutrons. In the present work, the fast neutron detection efficiency for two different CLYC cylindrical samples has been measured. These two crystals, both with dimension (thickness x diameter) 1"x1", were respectively enriched with more than 99% of 7Li (CLYC-7) and with about 95% of 6Li (CLYC-6). The presence of the 6Li isotope makes the CLYC-6 ideal to detect thermal neutrons. In order to compare the two scintillators, only the detection efficiency for fast neutrons was considered, neglecting the energy region associated to thermal neutrons in both the crystals. The measurement was performed at the L.A.S.A. Laboratory of INFN and University of Milano (Italy), using a 241Am-Be source.
Scintillation detectors; CLYC; Fast Neutron;Thermal neutrons; Li-7; Li-6;
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Settore FIS/07 - Fisica Applicata(Beni Culturali, Ambientali, Biol.e Medicin)
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