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Pulse Height Spectra Analysis Of A Neutron Energy Tuning Assembly, Jason R. Stickney Mar 2018

Pulse Height Spectra Analysis Of A Neutron Energy Tuning Assembly, Jason R. Stickney

Theses and Dissertations

An energy tuning assembly (ETA) was previously designed and built for the purpose of irradiating samples with a combination of a thermonuclear and a prompt fission neutron spectrum. Initial research was performed to characterize the performance of the ETA at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 88-Inch Cyclotron using 33 MeV deuteron breakup on tantalum as the neutron source. This research analyzes detector responses collected from three EJ-309 detectors used to characterize the ETA generated neutron field. A signal processing chain was developed to reduce the full waveform data into a pulse height spectrum. The primary goal was to develop a ...


Timewalk Correction Analysis With Fadcs, Saptaparnee Chaudhuri Jan 2014

Timewalk Correction Analysis With Fadcs, Saptaparnee Chaudhuri

Theses and Dissertations

The upgraded CLAS12 (12 GeV) detector is built around a six-coil toroidal magnet that divides the active detection area into six azimuthal sectors. The Forward Time-of-Flight system (FTOF) is a major component of the CLAS 12 detector. It is used to measure the time-of-flight of the charged particles emerging from the interaction of the probing particle and the target. In each of the six sectors of the CLAS12, the FTOF system is comprised of three arrays of counters referred to as panel-1a, panel-1b, panel-2b. Panel-1b arrays consists of 62 counters each. This research focuses on the "timewalk corrections" analysis of ...


Novel Neutron Detector For N-N Scattering Length Measurement, Eva Wilcox Jul 2005

Novel Neutron Detector For N-N Scattering Length Measurement, Eva Wilcox

Theses and Dissertations

The neutron-neutron (n-n) scattering length is a fundamental parameter in nuclear physics; however, measurements are plagued with large uncertainties caused by neutron detector cross talk. Many experimentalists also rely upon computer code to calibrate their neutron detectors. Experiments give one of two different numbers but there is still no adequate explanation for this discrepancy. We have developed a new neutron detector expressly for the purpose of improving the n-n scattering length measurement. It offers two important advantages: 1) minimal cross talk and 2) high counting efficiency. We calibrated the detector from 1 MeV to 6 MeV at 1 MeV increments ...