An ion trap for β-delayed neutron spectrum measurement

N. D. Scielzo*, R. Yee, G. Li, R. E. Segel, P. F. Bertone, F. Buchinger, J. A. Clark, J. E. Crawford, Daniel David Lascar, J. Van Scheit, A. F. Levand, M. Pedretti, G. Savard, D. Seweryniak, M. G. Sternberg, S. Gulick, K. S. Sharma, S. Caldwell

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Abstract

A Beta decay Paul Trap (BPT) has been constructed at Argonne National Laboratory for the precise beta decay measurement. We have demonstrated the capability of producing and transferring a low-energy, bunched, and isotopically pure ions beam. In the trap, ions are cooled to sub-eV energies, and confined in a volume of less than 1 mm 3. The trap has an open geometry which allows four sets of radiation detectors covering a substantial potion of solid angle. In combination with MicroChannel Plate (MCP) detector and plastic scintillator detector, BPT is able to measure the beta delayed neutron spectrum to 1% level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCanadian Nuclear Society - 32nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Nuclear Society and 35th CNS/Can Student Conference 2011
Pages602-606
Number of pages5
Volume2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event32nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Nuclear Society and 35th CNS/Can Student Conference 2011 - Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
Duration: Jun 5 2011Jun 8 2011

Other

Other32nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Nuclear Society and 35th CNS/Can Student Conference 2011
CountryCanada
CityNiagara Falls, ON
Period6/5/116/8/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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    Scielzo, N. D., Yee, R., Li, G., Segel, R. E., Bertone, P. F., Buchinger, F., Clark, J. A., Crawford, J. E., Lascar, D. D., Van Scheit, J., Levand, A. F., Pedretti, M., Savard, G., Seweryniak, D., Sternberg, M. G., Gulick, S., Sharma, K. S., & Caldwell, S. (2011). An ion trap for β-delayed neutron spectrum measurement. In Canadian Nuclear Society - 32nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Nuclear Society and 35th CNS/Can Student Conference 2011 (Vol. 2, pp. 602-606)