Nuclear Instruments and Methods in physics Research A, ( ISI ), Volume (928), No (3), Year (2019-3) , Pages (51-57)

Title : ( Neutron–gamma discrimination based on quantum clustering technique )

Authors: Yadollah Lotfi , S. A. Moussavi-Zarandi , Nima Ghal-Eh , E. Pourjafarabadi , Esmaeil Bayat ,

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Abstract

In this study, the digital neutron–gamma discrimination (DNGD) has been undertaken based on the pulse-shape discrimination on the anode pulse of a 2’’ by 2’’ right cylinder BC501A liquid scintillator with a fast data acquisition card (14-bit resolution, 500 MS/s). Seven different features of the anode pulse have been extracted and the discrimination based on quantum clustering (DBQC) has been studied. The influence of three different parameters (i.e., ??, ?? and K) on the discrimination figure-of-merit (FoM) has been investigated. In addition, the FoM dependencies on different choices of DBQC features have been determined. A 100 mCi 241Am-Be neutron source has been used for the DNGD and the calibration has been made with a 1.1 ??Ci 22Na gamma-ray source. The results show that the FoM value is around 1 at 100 keVee bias energy, whilst this value can be improved up to 50% by choosing and setting appropriate features.

Keywords

Digital pulse shape discrimination; FoM; Liquid scintillator (BC501); Quantum clustering
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@article{paperid:1073437,
author = {Yadollah Lotfi and S. A. Moussavi-Zarandi and Ghal-Eh, Nima and E. Pourjafarabadi and Esmaeil Bayat},
title = {Neutron–gamma discrimination based on quantum clustering technique},
journal = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in physics Research A},
year = {2019},
volume = {928},
number = {3},
month = {March},
issn = {0168-9002},
pages = {51--57},
numpages = {6},
keywords = {Digital pulse shape discrimination; FoM; Liquid scintillator (BC501); Quantum clustering},
}

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%0 Journal Article
%T Neutron–gamma discrimination based on quantum clustering technique
%A Yadollah Lotfi
%A S. A. Moussavi-Zarandi
%A Ghal-Eh, Nima
%A E. Pourjafarabadi
%A Esmaeil Bayat
%J Nuclear Instruments and Methods in physics Research A
%@ 0168-9002
%D 2019

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