New experimental validation of the pulse height weighting technique for capture cross-section measurements

U. Abbondanno, G. Aerts, H. Alvarez, S. Andriamonje, A. Angelopoulos, P. Assimakopoulos, C. O. Bacri, G. Badurek, P. Baumann, F. Becvar, H. Beer, J. Benlliure, B. Berthier, E. Berthomieux, S. Boffi, C. Borcea, E. Boscolo-Marchi, N. Bustreo, P. Calvino, D. Cano-OttR. Capote, P. Carlson, P. Cennini, V. Chepel, E. Chiaveri, C. Coceva, N. Colonna, G. Cortes, D. Cortina, A. Couture, J. Cox, S. Dababneh, M. Dahlfors, S. David, R. Dolfini, C. Domingo-Pardo, R.B. Duran, C. Eleftheriadis, M. Embid-Segura, L. Ferrant, A. Ferrari, L. Ferreira-Lourenco, R. Ferreira-Marques, H. Frais-Koelbl, W.I. Furman, Y. Giomataris, I. F. Goncalves, E. Gonzalez-Romero, A. Goverdovski, F. Gramegna, E. Griesmayer, F. Gunsing, R. Haight, M. Heil, A. Herrera-Martinez, K.G. Ioannides, N. Janeva, E. Jericha, F. Kappeler, Y. Kadi, D. Karamanis, A. Kelic, V. Ketlerov, G. Kitis, P. E. Koehler, V. Konovalov, E. Kossionides, N. V. Lacoste, H. Leeb, A. Lindote, M.I. Lopes, M. Lozano, S. Lukic, S. Markov, S. Marrone, J. Martinez-Val, P. Mastinu, A. Mengoni, P.M. Milazzo, E. Minguez, A. Molina-Coballes, C. Moreau, F. Neves, H. Oberhummer, S. O'Brien, J. Pancin, T. Papaevangelou, C. Paradela, A. Pavlik, P. Pavlopoulos, A. Perez-Parra, J. M. Perlado, L. Perrot, V. Peskov, R. Plag, A. Plompen, A. Plukis, A. Poch, A. Policarpo, C. Pretel, J. M. Quesada, M. Radici, S. Raman, W. Rapp, T. Rauscher, R. Reifarth, F. Rejmund, M. Rosetti, C. Rubbia, G. Rudolf, P. Rullhusen, J. Salgado, E. Savvidis, J. C. Soares, C. Stephan, G. Tagliente, J. L. Tain, C. Tapia, L. Tassan-Got, L.M.N. Tavora, R. Terlizzi, M. Terrani, N. Tsangas, G. Vannini, P. Vaz, A. Ventura, D. Villamarin-Fernandez, M. Vincente-Vincente, V. Vlachoudis, R. Vlastou, F. Voss, H. Wendler, M. Wiescher, K. Wisshak, L. Zanini

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The accuracy of the pulse height weighting technique for the determination of neutron capture cross-sections is investigated. The technique is applied to measurements performed with C6D6 liquid scintillation detectors of two different types using capture samples of various dimensions. The data for well-known (n, gamma) resonances are analyzed using weighting functions obtained from Monte Carlo simulations of the experimental set-up. Several causes of systematic deviation are identified and their effect is quantified. In all the cases measured the reaction yield agrees with the standard value within 2%. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-467
Number of pages14
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2004


  • neutron capture cross-sections
  • C6D6 scintillation detectors
  • Monte Carlo simulations
  • pulse height weighting technique


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