Optical photon transport and geometry contributions to time response of scintillation detectors

N. Ghal-Eh, M. Aliannezhadi, S. V. Bedenko

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Abstract

The sensitivities of both time and energy resolutions of a typical scintillation detector to major optical parameters (i.e. paint reflectivity, quantum efficiency of photomultiplier tube and attenuation coefficient) have been estimated using a dedicated Monte Carlo (MC) optical photon transport (OPT) simulation code, PHOTRACK, and the OPT capabilities of general-purpose code, FLUKA. Both cylindrical and parallelepiped geometries have been considered for the scintillator cell and lightguide. The results determine the scintillation light wavelength regions that the energy and time resolution represent enhanced sensitivities to small change/uncertainty in optical parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1850091
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics C
Volume29
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2018

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Scintillation counters
Scintillation
time response
Response Time
scintillation
Photon
Photons
Detector
parallelepipeds
Electron tubes
Geometry
sensitivity
Photomultipliers
detectors
paints
photons
attenuation coefficients
photomultiplier tubes
geometry
Quantum efficiency

Keywords

  • FLUKA
  • PHOTRACK
  • Scintillator
  • sensitivity
  • time resolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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Optical photon transport and geometry contributions to time response of scintillation detectors. / Ghal-Eh, N.; Aliannezhadi, M.; Bedenko, S. V.

In: International Journal of Modern Physics C, Vol. 29, No. 9, 1850091, 01.09.2018.

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