Cerium-doped lanthanum bromide, LaBr3(Ce), crystal is the latest among the scintillation counters and shows same attracting properties for spectroscopy that makes it a suitable solution for security, medical, geophysics and high energy physics applications. LaBr3(Ce) exhibits a proportional light yield response to gamma-ray energy. Very good linearity was seen up to 2 MeV. LaBr3(Ce) has also relatively high intrinsic radiation background due to naturally occurring 138La and 227Ac radioisotopes. A good use of LaBr3(Ce) needs an accurate determination of the self activity, particularly when low background is required or when events are collected at very low trigger rates. The impact of internal background on energy resolution and linearity is discussed.
Study of linearity and internal background for LaBr 3(Ce) γ - ray scintillation detector / A. Lavagno; G. Gervino; A. Scarfone. - In: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION A, ACCELERATORS, SPECTROMETERS, DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT. - ISSN 0168-9002. - STAMPA. - 718(2013), pp. 504-505. [10.1016/j.nima.2012.11.024]
|Titolo:||Study of linearity and internal background for LaBr 3(Ce) γ - ray scintillation detector|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2012.11.024|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|