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Characterization of a scintillating lithium glass ultra-cold neutron detector

  • B. JamiesonEmail author
  • L. A. Rebenitsch
  • S. Hansen-Romu
  • B. Lauss
  • T. Lindner
  • R. Mammei
  • J. W. Martin
  • E. Pierre
Regular Article - Experimental Physics

Abstract.

A 6 Li-glass-based scintillation detector developed for the TRIUMF neutron electric dipole moment experiment was characterized using the ultra-cold neutron source at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI). The data acquisition system for this detector was demonstrated to perform well at rejecting backgrounds. An estimate of the absolute efficiency of background rejection of \(99.7 \pm 0.1\)% is made. For variable ultra-cold neutron rate (varying from < 1 kHz to approx. 100 kHz per channel) and background rate seen at the Paul Scherrer Institute, we estimate that the absolute detector efficiency is \(89.7^{+1.3}_{-1.9}\)%. Finally a comparison with a commercial Cascade detector was performed for a specific setup at the West-2 beamline of the ultra-cold neutron source at PSI.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Jamieson
    • 1
    Email author
  • L. A. Rebenitsch
    • 1
  • S. Hansen-Romu
    • 1
  • B. Lauss
    • 2
  • T. Lindner
    • 3
    • 1
  • R. Mammei
    • 1
  • J. W. Martin
    • 1
  • E. Pierre
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Winnipeg, Department of PhysicsWinnipegCanada
  2. 2.Paul Scherrer Institute, Laboratory for Particle PhysicsVilligen PSISwitzerland
  3. 3.TRIUMFVancouverCanada
  4. 4.Osaka University, Research Centre for Nuclear PhysicsOsakaJapan

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