Characterization of a 6Li-loaded liquid organic scintillator for fast neutron spectrometry and thermal neutron detection
Jeffrey S. Nico, C. D. Bass, E J. Beise, Craig Heimbach, T. Langford
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.
International Journal of Applied Radiation and Isotopes
, Bass, C.
, Beise, E.
, Heimbach, C.
and Langford, T.
Characterization of a 6Li-loaded liquid organic scintillator for fast neutron spectrometry and thermal neutron detection, International Journal of Applied Radiation and Isotopes, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=911570
(Accessed January 23, 2022)