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Optimizing the performance of a composite scintillation detector
Author(s): Christine Cuppoletti; John Estrada; Jim Brennan
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Paper Abstract

The feasibility of creating a single, bulk detector from many smaller pieces of inorganic crystal scintillator was demonstrated in this research. The results show that light collection from multiple inorganic scintillators can be optimized via the properties of the non-scintillating medium, the packing factor of the crystals, and the cell geometry to yield a pulse-height spectrum of acceptable resolution. We were able to characterize changes in the 137Cs gamma ray pulse height spectrum for increasing numbers of individual scintillators to the composite detector.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5923, Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications VII, 59230V (14 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.624970
Show Author Affiliations
Christine Cuppoletti, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
John Estrada, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Jim Brennan, Sandia National Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5923:
Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications VII
F. Patrick Doty; H. Bradford Barber; Hans Roehrig, Editor(s)

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