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In this study, a conventional Bonner sphere spectrometer, together with 6LiI(Eu) inorganic scintillator used as the central detector, was used to obtain the neutron energy spectrum of an 241Am-Be source. To achieve this, we calculated the response matrices corresponding to eight different sizes of polyethylene spheres for the neutron energies ranging from(More)
The detailed Monte Carlo simulation of a boron-lined proportional counter response to a neutron source has been presented. The MCNP4C and experimental data on different source-moderator geometries have been given for comparison. The influence of different irradiation geometries and boron-lining thicknesses on the detector response has been studied.
Radioactive ray safeguard is a physical impediment which is placed between radioactive source and the protected object in order to decrease the amount of rays' radiation in the protected area. Different materials such as lead, iron, graphite, water, poly ethylene, concrete, or rubber can be used for protection against nuclear radiations. In safeguard's(More)
In this study, a scintillator-based measurement instrument is proposed which is capable of measuring a two-dimensional map of thermal neutrons within a phantom based on the detection of 2.22MeV gamma rays generated via nth+H→D+γ reaction. The proposed instrument locates around a small rectangular water phantom (14cm×15cm×20cm) used in Birmingham BNCT(More)
This paper introduces the basics of the light transport simulation in scintillators and the wavelength-dependencies in the process. The non-uniformity measurement of the photocathode surface is undertaken, showing that for the photocathode used in this study the quantum efficiency falls to about 4 % of its maximum value, especially in areas far from the(More)
An extended version of the scintillator response function prediction code SCINFUL has been developed by incorporating PHOTRACK, a Monte Carlo light transport code. Comparisons of calculated and experimental results for organic scintillators exposed to neutrons show that the extended code improves the predictive capability of SCINFUL.
The response function of NE102 plastic scintillator to gamma rays has been simulated using a joint FLUKA+PHOTRACK Monte Carlo code. The multi-purpose particle transport code, FLUKA, has been responsible for gamma transport whilst the light transport code, PHOTRACK, has simulated the transport of scintillation photons through scintillator and lightguide. The(More)