Calibration of time of flight detectors using laser-driven neutron source

S. R. Mirfayzi, S. Kar, H. Ahmed, A. G. Krygier, A. Green, A. Alejo, R. Clarke, R. R. Freeman, J. Fuchs, D. Jung, A. Kleinschmidt, J. T. Morrison, Z. Najmudin, H. Nakamura, P. Norreys, M. Oliver, M. Roth, L. Vassura, M. Zepf, M. Borghesi

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Calibration of three scintillators (EJ232Q, BC422Q, and EJ410) in a time-of-flight arrangement using a laser drive-neutron source is presented. The three plastic scintillator detectors were calibrated with gamma insensitive bubble detector spectrometers, which were absolutely calibrated over a wide range of neutron energies ranging from sub-MeV to 20 MeV. A typical set of data obtained simultaneously by the detectors is shown, measuring the neutron spectrum emitted from a petawatt laser irradiated thin foil.

Original languageEnglish
Article number073308
Number of pages6
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2015

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  • Instrumentation


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