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Measurement of the monitored drift tubes response to energetic neutrons

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17 Author(s)
Savva, P.S. ; Dept. of Phys., Nat. Tech. Univ. of Athens, Greece ; Alexopoulos, T. ; Avramidou, R. ; Dris, M.
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We have measured the response of an array of monitored drift tubes (MDT) to fast neutrons produced by a t(d,n)4He reaction at the TANDEM Van de Graaff accelerator of the National Center of Scientific Research (NCSR) "Demokritos". The MDT setup consisted of 24 drift tubes operating with a gas mixture of ArCO2 (93:7%) at 3 bar absolute pressure. The neutron energy was 18.3 MeV. The operating anode wire voltage varied from 2200 V to 2800 V. The PC based data acquisition system was self-triggered by the OR of all 24 MDT. Data were also taken by triggering on a single tube. The data analysis is presented and the response of the MDT detector to energetic neutrons is discussed with emphasis on the determination of the MDT sensitivity to neutrons.

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Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 2003 IEEE  (Volume:5 )

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19-25 Oct. 2003

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