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Abstract Title: Fission-Neutron ToF Spectroscopy : A Simplified Advanced Teaching Laboratory
Abstract: As part of our NSF nuclear-related research, we have developed a simplified 252Cf fission-neutron ToF advanced laboratory experiment to provide undergraduate and graduate students with an introduction to fission and neutron ToF techniques. The experiment utilizes low-cost sealed, depleted 252Cf well-logging neutron sources together with plastic scintillators and simple NIM-based electronics. The technique is adapted from methods in use at the University of Michigan for evaluating neutron detectors using digital pulse analysis.  The teaching apparatus described also is suitable for other neutron-related experiments such as neutron activation, including nuclear forensics.
Abstract Type: Poster
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Ramon Torres-Isea
The University of Michigan
450 Church Street
Randall Lab
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 734-764-3443
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
F. D. Becchetti, M. Febbraro, M. Ojaruega and  L.Baum