Proof-of-principle for fast neutron detection with advanced tracking arrays of highly segmented germanium detectors
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2009

Recent advances in germanium detector technology have promised much higher efficiency for gamma-ray detection through tracking the interaction of 7-rays in the crystal using pulse shape analysis. We present a related approach where the unique characteristics of the excitation and delayed decay of the excited 0(+) state in Ge-72 within a highly segmented germanium detector may be used as a very sensitive tag for fast neutrons by making use of pulse shape analysis. A proof-of-principle of this technique is presented and an efficiency for fast neutrons of up to 1.5% for a 4 pi tracking array is deduced, Neutron interactions may be localised with the unprecedentedly high angular resolution of 0.5 degrees for a compact (20-cm radius) array. The application of these properties as a novel approach to a broad class of important transfer reactions such as (d,n) and (He-3,n) is presented. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Single particle transfer studies

Highly segmented germanium

Fast neutron detection


Gamma-ray tracking


D. G. Jenkins

University of York

R. Glover

University of York

R. D. Herzberg

University of Liverpool

A. J. Boston

University of Liverpool

C. Gray-Jones

University of Liverpool

Anders Nordlund

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Nukleär teknik

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

0168-9002 (ISSN)

Vol. 602 2 457-460





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