Neutron background measurements in the Hall C of the Gran Sasso Laboratory

F. Arneodo, A. Borio Di Tigliole, F. Cavanna, A. Cesana, Y. Chen, R. Dolfini, R. Nardò, G. Piano Mortari, A. Rappoldi, G. L. Raselli, M. Rossella, C. Rossi, M. Tatananni, M. Terrani

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Abstract

The neutron field in Hall C of the Gran Sasso Laboratory has been measured, in the energy range above 1 MeV, by a proton recoil scintillation technique. Compared with previously published results, the intensity is in fair agreement, while the energy spectrum is significantly harder. The result is consistent with the hypothesis that (α, n) reactions on oxygen nuclei are the main source of neutrons in the rock.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)819-831
Number of pages13
JournalNuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica A
Volume112
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 1999

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Arneodo, F., Borio Di Tigliole, A., Cavanna, F., Cesana, A., Chen, Y., Dolfini, R., Nardò, R., Piano Mortari, G., Rappoldi, A., Raselli, G. L., Rossella, M., Rossi, C., Tatananni, M., & Terrani, M. (1999). Neutron background measurements in the Hall C of the Gran Sasso Laboratory. Nuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica A, 112(8), 819-831.