Calibration of neutron counters from 83 to 290 MeV Article

Kessler, RS, Adrian, SD, Barlow, DB et al. (1989). Calibration of neutron counters from 83 to 290 MeV . NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, 275(2), 285-293. 10.1016/0168-9002(89)90699-2

cited authors

  • Kessler, RS; Adrian, SD; Barlow, DB; DiBernardo, P; Eichon, AD; Nefkens, BMK; Pillai, C; Price, JW; Wightman, JA; Briscoe, WJ; Kramer, LH; Taragin, MF; Ottewell, DF



  • The eight neutron detectors described in the preceding paper have been calibrated with tagged neutrons from the reaction π-d → nn for Tn = 83-290 MeV. The neutron detection coefficient λ is (8.7 ± 0.2) × 10-3/(cm path length) at 83 MeV and decreases monotonically to (7.6 ± 0.5) × 10-3/(cm path length) at 290 MeV. Measurements were made repeatedly for different configurations to show the internal consistency of the data. Our results are in good agreement with the calibration data for neutron counters reported by Betti et al. but not with the work of Strong et al. Our data support the energy dependence of the efficiencies calculated by the Kent State University neutron efficiency code. © 1989.

publication date

  • February 15, 1989

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  • 285

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  • 293


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