Measurement and simulation of the neutron response of the Nordball liquid scintillator array

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title = "Measurement and simulation of the neutron response of the Nordball liquid scintillator array",
abstract = "The response of the liquid scintillator array Nordball to neutrons in the energy range 1.5 < T-n < 10 MeV has been measured by time of flight using a Cf-252 fission source. Fission fragments were detected by means of a thin-film plastic scintillator. The measured differential and integral neutron detection efficiencies agree well with predictions of a Monte Carlo simulation of the detector which models geometry accurately and incorporates the measured, non-linear proton light output as a function of energy. The ability of the model to provide systematic corrections to photoneutron cross-sections, measured by Nordball at low energy, is tested in a measurement of the two-body deuteron photodisintegration cross-section in the range E-gamma = 14-18 MeV. After correction the present H-2 (gamma, n)p measurements agree well with a published evaluation of the large body of H-2(gamma, p)n data. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.",
keywords = "liquid scintillator neutron detector, Monte Carlo simulation of neutron, photoproduction",
author = "A. Reiter and Jan-Olof Adler and I. Akkurt and Annand, {J. R. M.} and F. Fasolo and Kevin Fissum and Kurt Hansen and Lennart Isaksson and M Karlsson and Magnus Lundin and McGeorge, {J. C.} and Bj{\"o}rn Nilsson and G. Rosner and Bent Schr{\"o}der and A. Zanini",
year = "2006",
doi = "10.1016/j.nima.2006.06.048",
language = "English",
volume = "565",
pages = "753--762",
journal = "Nuclear Instruments and Methods In Physics Research",
issn = "0167-5087",
publisher = "Elsevier",
number = "2",