Sensing of 252Cf fission gamma rays using same-size glass detectors

  • Birsen Ayaz-Maierhafer
  • Mitchell A. Laubach
  • Jason P. Hayward
Article

Abstract

Eight same-size Cherenkov detectors were tested through time-of-flight analysis with a tagged 252Cf source to investigate their relative efficiencies and integrated charge spectra. They were chosen to vary in density, refractive index and optical absorption. The results showed that detection efficiency of glass Cherenkov detectors increases with increasing density and decreasing optical absorption edge. Furthermore, the number of photoelectrons generated on the photocathode peaks at one photoelectron for all selected glass samples. The reported experimental results are useful for estimating the response of non-scintillating glass detectors to low energy gamma rays.

Keywords

Cherenkov detector Fission gammas Gamma rays Glass detectors 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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