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Comparative study of large NaI(Tl) and BGO scintillators for the EURopean illicit TRAfficking countermeasures kit project
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2005 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
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One of the essential requirements of the Tagged Neutron Inspection System, which is the principle of the EURITRACK project, is an efficient and inexpensive gamma ray detector. For this purpose properties of cylindrical 3"×3" and 5"×5" BGO, and 3"×3", two different 5"×5", and a rectangular 5"×5" ×10" NaI(Tl) scintillators were explored. In this communication we report on light yield, energy and time resolution of the investigated crystals at high energies of γ-rays. Additionally, results of Monte Carlo simulations of the crystals' efficiencies are compared to peak-to-total ratios obtained experimentally for various combinations of PMTs and the scintillators.

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2005. 1508-1514 p.
, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, ISSN 1095-7863 ; 3
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Border monitoring, Explosives detection, Neutron activation analysis, Scintillation detectors, Computer simulation, Crystals, Gamma rays, High energy physics, Monte Carlo methods, Scintillation counters, Semiconducting bismuth compounds, Sodium compounds, Peak-to-total ratios, Tagged Neutron Inspection System, Phosphors
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Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-157090DOI: 10.1109/NSSMIC.2005.1596605ISI: 000241851902067ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33846578598ISBN: 0780392213ISBN: 9780780392212OAI: diva2:771883
Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 2005 IEEE; 23 October 2005 through 29 October 2005

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