Target thickness dependence of the Be(p,xn) neutron energy spectrum
1 Uppsala University, Physics and Astronomy Department, 75120 Uppsala, Sweden
2 University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland
3 INFN-LNF Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Rome, Italy
4 The Svedberg Laboratory, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
5 Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
a e-mail: Mattias.Lantz@physics.uu.se
Published online: 20 March 2014
We report on the current status of the analysis of an experiment performed at The Svedberg Laboratory, with the aim of investigating the produced neutron field by Be(p,xn) converters of three different thicknesses with a 30 MeV proton beam. The neutron energy spectra were measured with the Time of Flight technique using a BC-501 liquid scintillator with good n-γ Pulse Shape Discrimination properties, while the detected events were recorded simultaneously by two Data AcQuisition systems. In this paper, we present the experimental setup, the analysis technique and some preliminary results.
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