The ORNL Deuterated Spectroscopic Array — ODeSA

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Deuterated scintillators, Neutron detection, Pulse shape discrimination, Radioactive Ion Beams, Spectrum unfolding


© 2019 Elsevier B.V. An array consisting of 12 deuterated organic liquid scintillator detectors for fast-neutron spectroscopy was designed and built at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). This versatile array is designed for measurements with low reaction yields, such as those performed with rare isotope beams, as well as at high current DC facilities used for underground nuclear astrophysics research. Because some measurements also offer limited, or no, additional timing information, the ORNL Deuterated Spectroscopic Array (ODeSA) was optimized to utilize spectrum unfolding to extract neutron energy spectra. This array was characterized for n/γ pulse shape discrimination, light response, resolution, and intrinsic efficiency by using the neutron time-of-flight tunnel at the Edwards Accelerator Laboratory at Ohio University. Results and future plans are discussed.