Measurement of the monitored drift tubes response to energetic neutrons

T. Alexopoulos, R. Avramidou, U. Bratzler, M. Dris, D. Fassouliotis, A. Filippas, E. N. Gazis, E. Katsoufis, M. Kokkoris, E. Kossionidis, S. Maltezos, G. Perdikakis, V. Polychronakos, P. S. Savva, G. Stavropoulos, G. Tsipolitis, E. Tzamarioudaki

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We have measured the response of an array of ATLAS muon spectrometer drift tubes to fast neutrons, produced by a t (d, n)4He reaction at the 5.5-MV TANDEM Van de Graaff accelerator of the National Centre of Scientific Research "Demokritos." The setup consisted of 24 drift tubes to a 6 × 4 arrangement. The neutron energy was 18.3 MeV. The anode wire voltage varied from 2200 to 2800 V. For a neutron flux of about 2.75 kHz/cm2, the drift tube sensitivity to 18.3-MeV neutrons ranged from 0.031 % to 0.606% for anode voltages between 2200 and 2800 V, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2448-2452
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number5 I
StatePublished - Oct 2004


  • Gas detectors
  • Muon spectrometer
  • Neutron beams
  • Neutron response
  • Particle detector


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