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dc.contributor.authorNelson, P.
dc.contributor.authorBowden, N. S.
dc.date29 Jun 2011
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-28T22:27:05Z
dc.date.available2013-08-28T22:27:05Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/35449
dc.description.abstractA detector material or configuration that can provide an unambiguous indication of neutron capture can substantially reduce random coincidence backgrounds in antineutrino detection and capture-gated neutron spectrometry applications. Here we investigate the performance of such a material, a composite of plastic scintillator and $^6$Li$_6^{nat}$Gd$(^{10}$BO$_{3})_{3}$:Ce (LGB) crystal shards of ~1 mm dimension and comprising 1% of the detector by mass. While it is found that the optical propagation properties of this material as currently fabricated are only marginally acceptable for antineutrino detection, its neutron capture identification ability is encouraging.en_US
dc.titleInvestigation of Large LGB Detectors for Antineutrino Detectionen_US


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