Title: Use of a CAEN digitiser for nuclear safeguards and security applications with a scintillator detector
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2013
JRC N°: JRC87790
ISBN: 978-92-79-35403-8
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 26480
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC87790
DOI: 10.2787/87780
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The performance of a CAEN DT5751 digitiser for nuclear safeguards and security applications is discussed. The pulse shape processing firmware embedded in the digitiser was tested with a EJ-309 liquid scintillator, exposed to gamma and neutron radiation from radioactive sources and from a Van de Graaff and cyclotron-based accelerator. Software modules were developed for data acquisition and online analysis, and for more advanced off-line processing of data acquired in list mode. The potential use of a scintillator coupled to the digitiser for the detection of both gamma-rays and neutrons has been demonstrated.
JRC Directorate:Health, Consumers and Reference Materials

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