Novel Beta-gamma Coincidence Measurements Using Phoswich Detectors

  title={Novel Beta-gamma Coincidence Measurements Using Phoswich Detectors},
  author={James H. Ely and Craig E. Aalseth and James C. Hayes and Tom R. Heimbigner and Justin I. McIntyre and Harry S. Miley and Mark E. Panisko and Mike Ripplinger},
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed an Automated Radio-xenon Sampler/Analyzer (ARSA) for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) to measure four radio-xenon isotopes, Xe, Xe, Xe, and Xe, originally using a beta-gamma coincidence counting detector. Betas and conversion electrons are detected in a cylindrical plastic scintillation cell and gammas and x-rays are detected in a surrounding NaI(Tl) scintillation detector. This paper reports investigations into a novel method… CONTINUE READING


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