Perspective liquid scintillators for spectrometry of neutron and gamma radiation
1 Masaryk University, Botanická 15, Brno 612 00, Czech Republic
2 Faculty of Chemistry, Brno University of Technology, Purkyňova 464/118, 612
3 VF, a.s. Svitavská 588, 679 21 Černá Hora, Czech Republic
4 Research Center Rez Ltd, 250 68 Husinec-Rez 130, Czech Republic
5 University of Defence, Kounicova 65, Brno 612 00, Czech Republic
Published online: 20 January 2020
This paper presents some results of the development of two new scintillation detectors usable for the detection and spectrometry of neutron and photon components of the mixed field. It is a series of liquid organic scintillators containing carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen. Elements of individual scintillator designs are arranged in various chemical bonds defining physical and chemical properties of the scintillators. These scintillators have advantageous useful properties. They are non-hygroscopic, not poisonous and are not sensitive to contact with the outside atmosphere and can be stored in conventional laboratory containers.
Key words: scintillators / scintillation detectors / pulse shape discrimination / Figure of merit
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