We present the characterization of a liquid scintillator incorporating an aqueous solution of enriched lithium chloride to produce a scintillator with 0.40% 6Li. We report on its performance in terms of optical properties and neutron response. We incorporated the scintillator into a cell and measured the light output spectra from 2.5 MeV, 14 MeV, and Cf-252 neutrons using capture-gated coincidence techniques. We operated the spectrometer without coincidence to perform thermal neutron measurements. We discuss of possible improvements in spectrometer performance.
Citation: International Journal of Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Pub Type: Journals
Fast neutron spectrometry, Thermal neutron detection, Organic scintillator, Lithium-6, Capture-gated coincidence