PoGOLino: A scintillator-based balloon-borne neutron detector
2015 (English)In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, Vol. 770, 68-75 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
PoGOLino is a balloon borne scintillator-based experiment developed to study the largely unexplored high altitude neutron environment at high geomagnetic latitudes. The instrument comprises two detectors LhaL make use of LiCAF, a novel neutron sensitive scintillator, sandwiched by [GO crystals for background reduction. The experiment was launched on March 20th 2013 from the [orange Space Centre, Northern Sweden (geomagnetic latitude of 65 degrees), for a three hour flight during which the instrument Look data up loan altitude of 30.9 km. The detector design and ground calibration results are presented together with the measurement results from the balloon flight.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 770, 68-75 p.
Neutron detection, Balloon-borne, Astroparticle physics, Phoswich scintillator, LiCAF
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-158258DOI: 10.1010/j.nima.2014.10.016ISI: 000345855200012ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84908439343OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-158258DiVA: diva2:776280
FunderSwedish National Space Board
QC 201501072015-01-072015-01-072015-01-07Bibliographically approved