Novel Scintillation Detectors for Prompt Fission γ-Ray Measurements
Paper i proceeding, 2012

In this work we present first results from measurements of prompt fission γ-rays from the spontaneous fission in 252Cf. New and accurate data on corresponding γ-rays from the reactions 235U(nth,f) and 239Pu(nth,f) are highly demanded for the modeling of new Generation-IV nuclear reactor systems. For these experiments we employed scintillation detectors made out of new materials (LaBr3, LaCl3 and CeBr3), whose properties were necessary to know in order to obtain reliable results. Hence, we have characterized these detectors. In all the important properties these detectors outshine sodium-iodine detectors that where used in the 1970s, when the existing data had been acquired. Our finding is that the new generation of scintillation detectors is indeed promising, as far as an improved precision of the demanded data is concerned.

Timing resolution


Energy resolution

Prompt fission γ-rays


Intrinsic peak efficiency



Robert Billnert

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Subatomär fysik

E. Andreotti

Gemensamma forskningscentrumet (JRC), Europeiska kommissionen

F. -J. Hambsch

Gemensamma forskningscentrumet (JRC), Europeiska kommissionen

M. Hult

Gemensamma forskningscentrumet (JRC), Europeiska kommissionen

J. Karlsson

Örebro universitet

G. Marissens

Gemensamma forskningscentrumet (JRC), Europeiska kommissionen

Andreas Oberstedt

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Subatomär fysik

S. Oberstedt

Gemensamma forskningscentrumet (JRC), Europeiska kommissionen

Physics Procedia; 1st Workshop on the Emission of Prompt Gamma-Rays in Fission, GAMMA-1 2012; Novi Sad; Serbia; 26 November 2012 through 4 December 2012; Code 123513

1875-3892 (eISSN)

Vol. 31 29-34


Acceleratorfysik och instrumentering

Subatomär fysik



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