C. Guerrero, G. Badurek, E. Jericha, H. Leeb, H. Oberhummer, -. nTOF Collaboration:
"The n_TOF Total Absorption Calorimeter for neutron capture measurements at CERN";
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 608 (2009), S. 424 - 433.

Kurzfassung englisch:
The n_TOF Collaboration has built and commissioned a high-performance detector for (n,γ) measurements called the Total Absorption Calorimeter (TAC). The TAC was especially designed for measuring neutron capture cross-sections of low-mass and/or radioactive samples with the accuracy required for nuclear technology and stellar nucleosynthesis. We present a detailed description of the TAC and discuss its overall performance in terms of energy and time resolution, background discrimination, detection efficiency and neutron sensitivity.

n_TOF; Neutron capture; Neutron cross-sections; Total Absorption; Time-of-Flight; BaF2 detector

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