Detecting energy dependent neutron capture distributions in a liquid scintillator

Balmer, Matthew and Gamage, Kelum and Taylor, Graeme (2015) Detecting energy dependent neutron capture distributions in a liquid scintillator. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 776. pp. 1-7. ISSN 0168-9002

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Abstract

A novel technique is being developed to estimate the effective dose of a neutron field based on the distribution of neutron captures in a scintillator. Using Monte Carlo techniques, a number of monoenergetic neutron source energies and locations were modelled and their neutron capture response was recorded. Using back propagation Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) the energy and incident direction of the neutron field was predicted from the distribution of neutron captures within a 6Li-loaded liquid scintillator. Using this proposed technique, the effective dose of 252Cf, 241AmBe and 241AmLi neutron fields was estimated to within 30% for four perpendicular angles in the horizontal plane. Initial theoretical investigations show that this technique holds some promise for real-time estimation of the effective dose of a neutron field.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100/3106
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 72325
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 05 Jan 2015 09:38
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2020 09:05
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/72325

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