Apr 15 – 16, 2019
University of Surrey
Europe/London timezone

Development of a Pulse Shape Discrimination Algorithm

Apr 15, 2019, 5:30 PM
University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Guildford, UK
Pilot Project Poster Detectors & Systems Session 4: Poster session and drinks reception


D. Pitman-Weymouth (University of York)


Pulse Shape Discrimination (PSD) is the process of distinguishing between radiation types such as neutrons or gamma-rays. Dual detector scintillators can be used as they fluoresce from both neutron and gamma-ray interactions. Once the light has been collected on the photo sensor and its electric signal gets digitised, discrimination algorithms can be applied to identify the radiation type on a event-by-event basis. Several types of algorithms exist, each with benefits and disadvantages. As the requirements of detector systems change, so do the PSD algorithms. This project explores the creation of a database of reference pulses to compare to neutron/gamma-ray events for PSD purposes.

Primary authors

Mr Jack Wood (University of York) Dr S Paschalis (University of York) Dr Pankaj Joshi (University of York) Dr Chris Allwork (AWE) D. Pitman-Weymouth (University of York)

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