NaIL${}^{TM}$ (NaI:Tl, Li) - A novel detector for gamma-neutron detection.

Bonesso I., Stevanato L., Lunardon M., Moretto S., Fontana C., Mangiagalli G., Corbo M., Pepperosa A.

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VI - Fisica applicata, acceleratori e beni culturali
Aula 29C-2 - Mercoledì 19 h 09:00 - 13:00
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NaIL${}^{TM}$ is a novel crystal scintillator, developed as a matrix of NaI:Tl, co-doped with ${}^{6}$Li. The incorporation of Li introduces efficient thermal neutron detection to NaI(Tl), the most established gamma-ray scintillator. This makes possible the simultaneous detection of gamma rays and thermal neutrons, by means of pulse shape discrimination techniques. The easy and cost-effective creation of large crystals make this scintillator a suitable candidate to replace, with a single detector, ${}^{3}$He tubes and NaI(Tl) in industrial or homeland security applications. The results of characterization tests will be presented.

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