Study of the Response Functions of a Cs2LiYCl6 Scintillator to Neutron and Gamma Radiation
37th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference - 2013 June 11


Presented at:
37th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference
2013 June 11
Location:
Toronto, Canada
Session Title:
Student Conference Session

Authors:
Nafisah Khan (UOIT)
Rachid Machrafi (UOIT)
  

Abstract

A new scintillator, Cs2LiYCl6 (CLYC), has been investigated for its response to neutron and gamma radiation. The current sensor technology that is used to detect fast neutrons has many challenges and drawbacks such as detection efficiency and energy dependence. CLYC can overcome these challenges. The neutron absorption reaction of 35Cl for high energy neutrons makes this sensor promising by using a distinct proton peak that is proportional to the energy of the incident neutron. The calculated response functions of this detector to neutron and gamma radiation have been obtained and analyzed using Monte Carlo N-Particle eXtended code (MCNPX).

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