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The 4π neutron detector CARMEN

Abstract : CARMEN is a 4π neutron detector filled with a gadolinium-loaded liquid scintillator built to measure neutron multiplicity distributions. It is used to study fission and (n,xn) reactions. In addition to neutron multiplicity measurements, CARMEN can be used to measure neutron energy spectra with the time-of-flight technique, thanks to the time properties of the prompt signal. The detector, detection technique and efficiency determination are presented in detail. Two examples are also presented: the measurement of 252Cf spontaneous fission neutron multiplicity probability distribution and the measurement of the neutron energy spectrum emitted by an Am-Be radioactive source.
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X. Ledoux, J.-M. Laborie, P. Pras, I. Lantuéjoul-Thfoin, C. Varignon. The 4π neutron detector CARMEN. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Elsevier, 2017, 844, pp.24 - 31. ⟨10.1016/j.nima.2016.11.011⟩. ⟨in2p3-01400564⟩



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