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Time-of-flight scintillation detection systems are an effective and popular tool for measuring the radiation output for high-energy experiments. These scintillation systems are oftentimes expensive and technically complex, which result in costly and time-consuming repairs. The Charger Advanced Propulsion and Power (CAPP) Lab developed a time-of-flight scintillator system using two BC-408 scintillator crystals and two custom Hamamatsu head-on photomultiplier tubes. The scintillation system was designed to operate in counter mode placed in close proximity to a 40,000MW pulsed power machine to measure results from experiments with x-ray and neutron outputs.
Honors Capstone Research (HCR)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering
Scintillators, scintillation, neutrons, x-rays, neutron detection, x-ray detection, fusion, fission, high energy, pulsed power, photomultipliers, PMTs
Thaggard, Joseph, "Scintillator probes for X-ray and neutron measurements of a pulsed plasma source" (2023). Summer Community of Scholars Posters (RCEU and HCR Combined Programs). 412.