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Modeling and suppression of neutron background in gamma-ray detectors
Author(s): Jaesub Hong; Charles J. Hailey
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Paper Abstract

We describe research on developing more effective means to shield gamma-ray detectors from neutron-induced background. Conventional active shields are very inefficient in vetoing neutrons. Neutron-induced background is exacerbated in new classes of gamma-ray detectors such as CZT, which have large neutron interaction cross-sections. An approach to this problem is supershields, which contain separate layers to moderate and absorb neutrons. We show how supershields are superior to monolayer neutron shields which have been studied previously.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2806, Gamma-Ray and Cosmic-Ray Detectors, Techniques, and Missions, (18 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.254017
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Jaesub Hong, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Charles J. Hailey, Columbia Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2806:
Gamma-Ray and Cosmic-Ray Detectors, Techniques, and Missions
Brian D. Ramsey; Thomas A. Parnell, Editor(s)

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