Title: Identification of Prompt Fission Gamma-rays with Lanthanum-chloride Scintillation Detectors
Authors: OBERSTEDT AndreasOBERSTEDT StephanBILLNERT ROBERTGEERTS WouterHAMBSCH Franz-JosefKARLSSON Johan
Citation: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT vol. 668 p. 14-20
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC50612
ISSN: 0168-9002
URI: www.elsevier.com/locate/nima
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC50612
DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2011.11.088
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: In this paper we demonstrate the employment of LaCl3:Ce scintillation detectors for the identification of prompt fission gamma-rays from gamma-radiation in contrast to other reactions. We present the properties of cylindrical 1.5 in.×1.5 in. detectors in terms of intrinsic activity, energy resolution, intrinsic full peak efficiency and intrinsic timing resolution. In addition, we show results from the measurement of gamma-rays emitted in coincidence with the spontaneous fission of 252Cf, which lead us to the conclusion that the properties of the detectors used in this work, in particular the good timing resolution and a reasonably good energy resolution, are more than just sufficient for the assessment of prompt γ-heat in future nuclear reactors as requested by the OECD. Hence, in our opinion, LaCl3:Ce detectors, compared to those made out of LaBr3:Ce crystals, represent an appropriate and quasi low-cost choice for the above mentioned applications.
JRC Institute:Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements

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