DESCANT and beta-delayed neutron measurements at TRIUMF

Publication Type
Conference Proceedings
Year of Publication
Bildstein, V.
Garrett, P. E.
Ashley, S. F.
Ball, G. C.
Bianco, L.
Bandyopadhyay, D.
Bangay, J.
Crider, B. P.
Demand, G.
Deng, G.
Dillmann, I.
Finlay, A.
Garnsworthy, A. B.
Hackman, G.
Hadinia, B.
Krucken, R.
Leach, K. G.
Martin, J. P.
McEllistrem, M. T.
Pearson, C. J.
Peters, E. E.
Prados-Estevez, F. M.
Radich, A.
Sarazin, F.
Sumithrarachchi, C.
Svensson, C. E.
Vanhoy, J. R.
Wong, J.
Yates, S. W.
Univ Kentucky, Dept Chem Lexington K. Y. U. S. A.
Univ Kentucky, Dept Phys
Astron, Lexington K. Y. U. S. A.
Triumf, Vancouver B. C. V. T. A. Canada
Univ Montreal, Dept Phys Montreal P. Q. H. C. J. Canada
Colorado Sch Mines, Dept Phys Golden C. O. U. S. A.
Us Naval Acad, Dept Phys Annapolis M. D. U. S. A.
Univ Cambridge, Dept Engn Cambridge C. B. J. T. England
Desy, D. Hamburg Germany
Bhabha Atom Res Ctr, Bombay Maharashtra India
Michigan State Univ, Natl Superconducting Cyclotron Lab E. Lansing M. I. U. S. A.
Name of Publication
15th International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics (CGS)
Univ Guelph, Dept Phys Guelph Canada O. N. N. G. W.
Series Title
EPJ Web of Conferences
Date Published
Aug 25-29
Short Title
DESCANT and beta-delayed neutron measurements at TRIUMF
E D P Sciences
Accession Number
Dresden, GERMANY
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The DESCANT array (Deuterated Scintillator Array for Neutron Tagging) consists of up to 70 detectors, each filled with approximately 2 liters of deuterated benzene. This scintillator material offers pulse-shape discrimination (PSD) capabilities to distinguish between neutrons and gamma-rays interacting with the scintillator material. In addition, the anisotropic nature of n-d scattering allows for the determination of the neutron energy spectrum directly from the pulse height spectrum, complementing the traditional time-of-flight (ToF) information. DESCANT can be coupled either to the TIGRESS (TRIUMF-ISAC Gamma-Ray Escape Suppressed Spectrometer) gamma-ray spectrometer [1] located in the ISAC-II [2] hall of TRIUMF for in-beam experiments, or to the GRIFFIN (Gamma-Ray Infrastructure For Fundamental Investigations of Nuclei) gamma-ray spectrometer [3] located in the ISAC-I hall of TRIUMF for decay spectroscopy experiments.